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Doctor insights on: Best Sunscreen For Face

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What is the best face sunscreen with a dark spot corrector...?

What is the best face sunscreen with a dark spot corrector...?

Sunscreen: The best sunscreens are those with zinc oxide 4% or greater. They can be more difficult to rub in but are preferred by the american academy of dermatology over other products that absorb uv rays. The most popular bleaching agent is 4% hydro quinine. You can find both together in any of obagi's skin care systems. ...Read more

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What's the best sunscreen to use on an acne-prone face?

What's the best sunscreen to use on an acne-prone face?

Trial and error: Unfortunately, many skin products that are "non-comedogenic" can still occasionally irritate patients with acne. Start with a visit to a plastic surgeon or dermatologist and see what products they have for you to try. Higher end products may be less irritating than department store options. ...Read more

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Should i wear sunscreen on my head if I have a really short haircut?

Should i wear sunscreen on my head if I have a really short haircut?

Hat better option: Your hair can get greasy and wearing sunscreen may be a less desirable option of protecting your skin. Wearing a hat probably a better option, especially if you anticipate long sun exposure. ...Read more

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My face color is much darker than my body's color. Sunscreen will protect further damage. But how can I get my own color back?

My face color is much darker than my body's color. Sunscreen will protect further damage. But how can I get my own color back?

Multiple options: IPL does a really nice job of lightening sun damage with no down time. It does require regular (every 3 months or so) treatments to maintain results. Some chemical peels can lighten sun damage. Fractionated laser does a really nice job of lightening pigmentary issues, but does require some downtime and may not work if your skin is dark. Hydroquinone and lightening creams are other options. ...Read more

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Will sunscreen improve the appearance of my face?

Will sunscreen improve the appearance of my face?

Yes: Blocking the harmful uv-a and B rays you will slow the aging process a bit. Develop less wrinkles and lower your risk of developing pre cancerous lesions for sun exposure ...Read more

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Sunscreen is supposed to help your face skin stay healthy, right?

Sunscreen is supposed to help your face skin stay healthy, right?

Yes: Sunscreen should be broad spectrum blocking UV-A and UV-B. It should also be a physical block not chemical so look for brands that have zinc or titanium. Your derm should provide you with quality products, those in make up are not adequate. The protection is to lower you risk of developing facial skin cancers and pre cancerous lesions plus help slow down the aging process.Cover the hands too ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using sunscreen on your face everyday?

What are the side effects of using sunscreen on your face everyday?

Very few: As long as you are not sensitive to the ingredients, this would generally be considered a good habit. ...Read more

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Physical or chemical sunscreens? And what are good choices for face and body sun protection products?

Physical or chemical sunscreens? And what are good choices for face and body sun protection products?

Depends: I recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both uva and uvb rays. Usually, at least three active ingredients are called for. These generally include paba derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates for uvb absorption; benzophenones for shorter-wavelength uva protection; and avobenzone, ecamsule, and titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for the remaining uva spectrum. ...Read more

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We say that we should use sunscreen after every 2-3 hours. Do I need to wash my face every time before using a sunscreen ?

Not necessarily: If you're using a good sunscreen that is noncomedogenic (won't cause breakouts), there is no need to wash before every reapplication. www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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How many times a day do I have to reapply sunscreen? Normal exposition (going for a walk in the city in summer)& applying 25% glyc acid on face

How many times a day do I have to reapply sunscreen? Normal exposition (going for a walk in the city in summer)& applying 25% glyc acid on face

Frequent is safest: Most sunscreens are not sweat or water proof. If you are swimming, frequent application is reaquired. For non-vigorous activities, applying once is usually sufficient. However, frequent applications will prevent inadvertent overexposure to the sun. ...Read more

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My face have turned dark compared to body.i ve been using sunscreen SPF 25+ Daily.during night i apply 'Aloederm mix with Glycovira cream. Need help.

My face have turned dark compared to body.i ve been using sunscreen SPF 25+ Daily.during night i apply 'Aloederm mix with Glycovira cream. Need help.

Sunscreen : Sunscreen of SPF 20 to 30 protects the skin from UV rays of the sun protecting you from sunburn and preventing tanning. However it is not going to prevent all tanning. Apart from this , other medical conditions such as endocrine disorders can cause hyperpigmentation of the skin. Please consult your local dermatologist for expert opinion. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Can i used sun block or sunscreen everyday on my face and skin even im in the house or not expose to the sun?

Hi doctors. Can i used sun block or sunscreen everyday on my face and skin even im in the house or not expose to the sun?

Sun screen at home?: Yes, you can use sun block or sun screen at home. The question is why would you want to if you are not exposing yourself to the sun? If you need to moisturize your skin, there are other options available to you. ...Read more

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I have been on accutane for about two months now and my face colour has become darker. What can I do? I wear sunscreen already

I have been on accutane  for about two months now and my face colour has become darker. What can I do? I wear sunscreen already

Probably fine: Is your acne getting better? The skin that was inflamed can heal with more color or less color. This is normal. Accutane can also make you photosensitive. Apply sunscreen liberally and often, and consider wearing a brimmed hat. ...Read more

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I apply physical sunscreen everyday,but it leaves an oily look in my face, if I pat the excess oil with a tissue will I reduce the sun protection?

No: Allow enough time for application of your sunscreen to allow it to dry before going out of the house. Patting dry is not likely to affect the protection offered by sunscreen. Remember to use a SPF of at least 30. ...Read more