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How does sunscreen spray compare to sunscreen lotion?

How does sunscreen spray compare to sunscreen lotion?

SPF: Spray is easier to apply. If the spf is the same, either product should be adequate. Read the label! be a savy consumer! ...Read more

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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is mederma usable in face for chucker pox scars?

Is mederma usable in face for chucker pox scars?

Yes: it can help for all scars. But for what you are askin a chemical peel may be more effective ...Read more

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Does spray sunscreen work?

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Yes - spray & rub: Yes, if you spray and rub it in. The main trouble with the spray is that there is a risk of breathing in the aerosolized particles. These chemicals are not meant or safe to use internally. So when spraying, be sure not to spray directly onto face. ...Read more

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Does neutrogena moisturizer SPF 15 really protect you from the sun's uv rays?

Does neutrogena moisturizer SPF 15 really protect you from the sun's uv rays?

SPF: In moisturizer is helpful but it is not the same as applying sunscreen. Consider a higher spf. ...Read more

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What SPF sunscreen should black man use?

Depends on exposure: Most people with black skin will have a skin protection factor naturally of about a 3-4, depending on depth of color. An SPF 15 filters out approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 keeps out 97 % and SPF 50 keeps out 98% of the harmful rays, but all products take about 20-30 minutes to become effective and should be reapplied after 2-3 hours to maintain protection. ...Read more

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Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Sunburn prevention: Don't forget sunglasses, and to avoid exposure between 10AM-4PM. Umbrellas help, too. Remember the shade moves with the sun, especially if a child is in a shaded stroller. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/basics/prevention/con-20031065 ...Read more

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15.Acne problem/forehead.Seen dermatologist.Gave erythromycinum sol.2% & skinoren aselatic acid 20%.Help at summer, not at winter.How to get rid of it?

15.Acne problem/forehead.Seen dermatologist.Gave erythromycinum sol.2% & skinoren aselatic acid 20%.Help at summer, not at winter.How to get rid of it?

Get seen again: You're going to need something rougher, especially since you've already had scarring. If the oral contraceptive pill is right for you, it may clear you. One rx that's often overlooked is topical spironolactone. If you can tolerate topical benzoyl peroxide, add it now. ...Read more

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Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Maybe temporarily: But i would suggest that you see a dermatologist to determine the cause of your hypopigmentation. There are multiple metabolic and immunologic etiologies which can cause hypopigmentation and it may be in your best interest to get to the root cause rather than merely covering it up cosmetically. ...Read more

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Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens are still the best option. Try the higher spf numbers. If persisting or getting worse you should see a dermatologist. There are some conditions we can cause discoloration when exposed to sun like rosacea. ...Read more

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Do insect screens block any Vitamin D benefits of sun?

Do insect screens block any Vitamin D benefits of sun?

Insect screens: Nope. Not as long as you can get sun through them (ie netting screens block insects, but not much sun). So you should be able to get your vitamin D. Be careful about excess sub exposure, which can cause skin cancer :/. Try using a timer & applying sun screen with that bug spray :) ...Read more

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Why hyrdrocortisone on baby's sunburned face?

Why hyrdrocortisone on baby's sunburned face?

No: Hydrocortisone and other topical steroids are not recommended for the treatment of mild to moderate sunburns. Prevention is the best way to treat sunburns! ...Read more

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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Does banana boat tanning oil block both kinda of sun rays?

Does banana boat tanning oil block both kinda of sun rays?

Doubt: If the product advertises itself as a tanning product then i doubt it blocks ultraviolet rays although i cannot be sure. ...Read more

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