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Elovera Spf Sunscreen Lotion
When putting on sun tan lotion, am I supposed to apply sunscreen on first and then sun tan lotion? Or do I just use suntan lotion since it has SPF 5?
SPF15 Broad-spectrum: Apply 1 oz of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (the higher the SPF, the more UVB protection) liberally 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours & after swimming, sweating, or drying off with a towel. Use a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on the label - that means it will screen out both UVB and UVA rays. Look for the new UVA rating system: 4 stars = highest UVA protection. ...Read more
Yes: The sunscreen is still effective. Many moisturizers now contain sunscreen so this is another option for use of both a moisturizer and having the protection of the sunscreen. ...Read more
I didn't realize my daily sunscreen should be reapplied so often. Seems counterintuitive to use so much lotion since sunscreen comes in small bottles and is so pricey. Must be why I keep on freckling?
Stay in the shade: A 6 month old baby is still young, and will get sunburned quite easily. Keeping the baby in the shade is the safest thing to do. If using sunblock, the zinc oxide and titanium oxide ingredients are physical sunblocks (not chemical sunblocks), and stay on the surface of the skin, usually without any skin reactions. A shady place, a hat, and clothing are more protective than sunscreen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, Absolutely!: The ultra violet radiation in sunlight is damaging to human skin. It breaks bonds in the dna of skin cells and can cause cancer, not to mention premature aging, sun spots and wrinkles! Suncreen acts as a protectant against this harmful radiation. Suncreens come in 2 types, physical blocks and chemical blocks. Physical blocks work the fastest and usually have less irritation for sensitive skin. ...Read more
I use neostrata clarifying lotion. Should I apply lotion or sunscreen first? Is it true that sunscreen must be applied to bare skin for it to be eff?
What do you believe: What do you believe the clarifying lotion is doing for you? Sunscreen must be applied every 2 hours when out in sunlight. ...Read more
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
Do I put face lotion, sunscreen, then my makeup, or sunscreen, face lotion, makeup. What is the best face regimen for a very sensitive skin woman?
First choice: Use the lotion as your moisturizer first. Second, put the sunscreen on for protection. Last, make-up for color and beautification. ...Read more
Is it healthier to use sunscreen and tan outside? Or to use a self tanning lotion that gives you a tan? Does self tanning lotion have harmful chemicals?
Recently used loreal sunscreen lotion protection for the last 5 days which gave me a rash of orange blotches around my face. Any way to cure it?
What is the best sunscreen in the US market? My son and I had an allergy reaction on couple of sunscreen such as spray kind and some lotion type.
Contact dermatitis: Unfortunately, allergies are vary from person to person, so predicting which one is best is difficult. Check the ingredients of the ones that you were allergic to, for ones they have in common. Maybe you can narrow it down. Also, look for 'sensitive skin' products; dye free, fragrance free. Sunscreens designed for babies may be an idea, as well. ...Read more
Hi, I have rosacea and I get irritations on my facial skin sometimes. I am participating in outdoor games. Pls suggest me good sunscreen lotion to wear?
Feel convinced everything makes my OCD worse. Tap water, sunscreen, face lotion, after I use these it feels worse. Is this even possible? Normal with OCD?
How to prevent sun poisioning on african americans? And what kind sunscreen lotions can be used on very sensitive skin?
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