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Doctor insights on: Is Wearing White Or Black Clothing Better For Sun Protection

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Is wearing white or black clothing better for sun protection?

Is wearing white or black clothing better for sun protection?

Doesn't matter.: Ultraviolet light passes through (or is blocked by) clothing at the same rate, no matter what color it is. However, black clothing will absorb a lot of heat, while white clothing will reflect it. So if it's hot out, you'll be more comfortable in a white outfit. ...Read more

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How does the sun protection clothing possibly reduce melanoma and skin cancer risks?

How does the sun protection clothing possibly reduce melanoma and skin cancer risks?

Decrease UV exposure: Uv exposure from the sun causes melanoma. Sun protection clothing will reduce your risk of melanoma and other skin cancers by decreasing your exposure to the harmful uv radiation. ...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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What sun protection factor lotion should black people and other very dark-skinned people use?

What sun protection factor lotion should black people and other very dark-skinned people use?

SPF: There's a perception that people with darker skin don't have to worry about skin cancer, but that's not true. Minorities do get skin cancer, and because of this false perception most cases aren't diagnosed until they are more advanced and difficult to treat. Use an spf of 30. ...Read more

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Is a higher SPF really better for sun protection?

Is a higher SPF really better for sun protection?

Yes: Wearing protective clothing is much more effective than spf. Also, frequent reapplication of sunscreen is very helpful. None of the 'waterproof" sunscreens are really waterproof, and will rinse off while in pools or the ocean. ...Read more

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What's the difference between sunblock and suncreen and which one is better for sun protection?

What's the difference between sunblock and suncreen and which one is better for sun protection?

Sunscreens: The new ratings do not include a term, sunblock, any more. Sunscreens can protect against both ultraviolet a and ultraviolet b cellular damage to your skin. Some of the older ultraviolet a agents were found not to be stable in the sun! Newer generation sunscreens have photostable uva blockers. The old term of sunblock referred to the white mineral zinc oxide cream that people put on their noses. ...Read more

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How is the sun protection factor measured?

How is the sun protection factor measured?

SPF: Spf stands for sun protection factor. The number is determined experimentally indoors by exposing human subjects to a light spectrum meant to mimic noontime sun. Some subjects wear sunscreen and others do not. The amount of light that induces redness in sunscreen-protected skin, divided by the amount of light that induces redness in unprotected skin is the spf. It is mainly a measure of uvb protec. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sun protection factor?

SPF measures UVB: Spf is the most familiar method of measuring sunscreen effectiveness, but it doesn't tell the whole story and new labeling regulations will be applied soon. Ultraviolet light from sunshine is divided into "a" and "b" wavelenths, with uvb causing burning and uva more linked to aging. And spf of 15 means that it takes 15 times longer to cause redness of the skin with uvb exposure. ...Read more

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Which of these are the best for sun protection--covered up or cream?

Which of these are the best for sun protection--covered up or cream?

Depends: Some t-shirts are made to block uva and uvb radiation. These are usually marketed to boaters, fisherman, etc. Normal clothing blocks most uvb but not uva. Sunblocks can block both or only uvb as well. You need to read the specific coverage of the sunblock. ...Read more

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If my son doesn't burn, should I still use sun protection?

If my son doesn't burn, should I still use sun protection?

Short/long term dmg: Your question concentrates on the short term risk of sun exposure, which is that messy burn so many get. It may be comforting that he doesn't burn easily. However, the long term effects of solar radiation on the skin include such things as a lifetime risk of melanoma or other cancers. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Consider sun screen an investment in his future. ...Read more

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Does water have any sun protection factor to it (if you are in the water)?

No: Unfortunately, being in the water (or being wet) offers no sun protection. Make sure you put on sunblock and reapply often! ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that can help with sun protection?

Vitamin C and E: Topical antioxidant vitamins c and e have been shown to reduce the inflammation associated with sunburns. However, alone, they are not as effective as sunscreens that contain zinc oxide. Combinations of these antioxidant vitamins with zinc oxide provide synergistic protection. ...Read more

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Can cancer result from wearing black clothing in the sun?

Can cancer result from wearing black clothing in the sun?

No: Cancer develops and grows based on changes in the oncogene components within the cell. Mutations in genes such as p53 are induce by viruses or carcinogens. As an example, the LTR of the MMTV virus enters the Wnt-1 gene to induce overproduction of B-catenin causing aggressive behavior. This does not occur by type of cloths worn in sun. Latter causes increased sweating and not Ca. ...Read more

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How much sun protection do I need after being treated for melanoma?

How much sun protection do I need after being treated for melanoma?

Sunscreen: You do not need to become a vampire, but you should try to prevent extended exposure to uv radiation. If you are going to outdoors wear sunscreen and try to cover up as much as possible with a hat and a shirt. ...Read more

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What is the best driver side car window screen for sun protection and safety?

What is the best driver side car window screen for sun protection and safety?

LLumar: You can google www. Llumar. Com to find out about this product. The side and back windows are the most important since they allow 60% of uva rays in. ...Read more

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Have any bad effects of sun protection creams on skins been ever reported? If it occurs, please explain more about details. Thanks doc

Have any bad effects of sun protection creams on skins been ever reported? If it occurs, please explain more about details. Thanks doc

Yes: The most common adverse reaction are allergic reactions. These reactions are more likely against components of the cream rather than the active ingredient. These reactions are rare. Skin cancer and UV related skin damage are very common. I would advise that you find a sunscreen that you tolerate and use it every day ...Read more

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Are there side effects of using face sun protection cream with SPF 70? I feel my skin burned & reddish after using it. When should we use it? Thx.

Are there side effects of using face sun protection cream with SPF 70? I feel my skin burned & reddish after using it. When should we use it? Thx.

See your doctor: Discontinue using any creams that cause redness or burning. You many be allergic or sensitive to one of the ingredients. If it does not get better quickly see your primany care doctor. ...Read more

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Do the probable bad effects of sun protection creams remain permanently on skin? Please introduce some brands of sun protection creams for blonde skin

No sun cream worse: If you cannot avoid sun between 10:00 am and 4:00pm, always use sun protection. They do not cause problems to your skin. For fair skin like you, use higher protection factors like 50. If you have oily skin look for brands that have a less oily base. If you have sensitive skin, uses brands used for children, they usually are very gentle. In the US, neutrogena is a good brand. ...Read more

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Is SPF 30 enough sun protection for the whole day?

Is SPF 30 enough sun protection for the whole day?

Sunscreen SPF 30: This is a decent amount of protection, but you have to do the math. If you normally get pink, red, or burned in 15 minutes; then spf 30 will delay that from happening in 15 x 30 minutes or 7.5 hours. It depends on your skin type: if it takes you 30 minutes to get red, then you get 15 hours out of your sunscreen. Remember, though, that you have to keep re-applying it every 2 hours thru the day! ...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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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

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Does my baby’s raised birthmark need sun protection?

Does my baby’s raised birthmark need sun protection?

Yes: Yes, all skin requires sun protection if your child is going to be outside for any extended periods. ...Read more

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If there is SPF 15 with uvb + uva in my aha glycolic acid 4% day cream, does this provide adequate sun protection or should sunscreen be used too?

If there is SPF 15 with uvb + uva in my aha glycolic acid 4% day cream, does this provide adequate sun protection or should sunscreen be used too?

More sunscreen: That is a low amount of protection. Suitable for only small amounts of sun exposure. If you are in the sun you should use at least spf 30 and go higher the lighter your complexion and longer your sun exposure. ...Read more

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How important is daily sun protection?

How important is daily sun protection?

Essential: Uv light is damaging to skin and undoubtedly a cause of skin cancers, so sun protection is always important. ...Read more