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Neutrogena Sunblock Medication
I use neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunblock SPF 85 everyday, is it safe/ok? Or could you recommend a brand? I have ezcema
Neutrogenia: The sunblock covers about 98 percent of the body. The proble is, is that the long ter effects of such a high spf is unknown and especially in someone who has eczema. ...Read more
Question about neutrogena age shield face sunblock SPF 110, 3 oz, since my skin is oily and have acne. What ingredients should I avoid?
Physical blocks: Depending on which neutrogena sunscreen you reacted to, the most common sun screen allergen is oxybenzone and its derivatives. You can switch to a sunscreen that contain only physical blocks such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Remember to reapply every 2 hours while in the sun. ...Read more
I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?
Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is there any medication that can help pigmentation spots on face? (i used sunscreen 50)i use bc-pills because I get terrible acne if I don't use them.
Hydroquinones: Ask your derm or plastic surgeon. Avoid sun, don't just block it. ...Read more
Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?
No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more
Is it safe to put on sunscreen then put on the acne medication benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
Sunscreen: Typically it is best to apply sunscreen after any and all topical medications. Applying medications over sunscreen can reduce the effectiveness of the sunscreen putting your skin at risk for sun damage. It is perfectly fine to apply medications and then sunscreen as this order will not disrupt the effectiveness of the topical medications. ...Read more
Titanium Dioxide: Titanium is one of the physical sun blocking agents found in certain sunscreens. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of SPF 15 - follow product directions. ...Read more
Block UVA & UVB: An ideal sunscreen would block both uva & uvb rays with active ingredients that do not break down in the sun (so that the product remains effective), and would contain active and inactive ingredients that are proven to be safe for both adults and children. Unfortunately, there is no sunscreen that meets all of these criteria, and no simple way for consumers to know how well a given product stack. ...Read more
Using sun screen has several benefits
first, it can prevent sun burn which can be very painful
more importantly, most forms of skin cancer are caused by an accumulation over time of the suns harmful ultra violet rays. Some of them can be deadly
in addition, too much sun exposure over time causes the skin to be rough and wrinkled. ...Read more
No: It will only cause you to burn faster and greater. Use an approved sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and limit sun exposure and tanning beds as much as possible. Love that lilly white skin! Hate that cancer! you will not think you look so good with the doctors have to "whittle you up" in a few years! ...Read more
Chemical: You must be referring to a chemical sunblock, since it is a topical skin product. Nivea has multiple different products, some with sunscreen and some without. Take a look at the label to see the SPF and active ingredient of sunscreen. Best are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more
Possibly: The ingredients of some sun screen products especially of higher strengths can irritate skin in some people. Also sunscreen can give people a false sense of security and they may spend more time in the sun than they would have and indirectly increase their skin cancer risk. Minimize sun exposure and use sensitive skin sunscreens such as neutrogena pure & free or aveeno (oatmeal) mineral block. ...Read more
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
No: MINOR CUT IS SAFE YOU WOULD NOT WNAT TO GET ANY NONSTERILE PRODUCT INTO AN LARGE SCRAPE OR OPEN WOUND. IT YOU DO SIMPLY WASH IT OFF. SORRY FOR THE CAPS ...Read more
Several: Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and adequate amounts of protein. Vitamin C is essential for collagen formation as is protein. Collagen is the protein that makes skin tight and smooth. Don't smoke and maintain a healthy weight. Avoid exposure to harsh climate - cold, wind, sand or dust. ...Read more
Yes: The issue is not so much that the sunblock is "unsafe" for the baby but the concern of your perception that this is all she needs. Baby's skin is very sensitive so even though you may use an SPF 50 sunblock you still need to dress the child in long sleeve, light, breathable clothing, wear a hat and avoid being exposed directly to the sun for long periods between 10 am and 5 pm in the summertime. ...Read more
Not recommended: They actually make otc products that have both repellant and sunscreen already commercially mixed. But I personally wouldn't put it on my toddler. Sunscreen ok, if approved for babies, but I would personally skip the repellant if possible. Preferable is avoiding times and places where insects are biting, wearing the right clothes etc. The less chemicals the better for the little ones. ...Read more
SPF 30, broad spectr: An spf of 100 does not provide that much additional benefit over spf 30 sunscreen. The important thing about sunscreen is that you actually use it, reapply it, and that it is broad spectrum. ...Read more
No: Buy fresh bottle, because ingredients degrade over time. ...Read more
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
Sunblock or sunscreen to prevent getting darker? Any specific drugstore available ones you can recommend?
SPF 15 or higher: The higher you go on the spf, the longer it protects your skin. Try one that is waterproof and blocks both uva and uvb types of sun rays. Wearing a hat with a visor when outdoors as well as long sleeves and pants also helps! Many make ups also have sun protection in them now. You can put the sunscreen on after your shower in the am to remember to use it, too. ...Read more
Please help! I get burned easily without much sun exposure and when wearing sunblock. Can anyone tell me why?
Supposing I'm using sunblock SPF 50, how much sunblock should be applied on the face daily for effective protection?
Once before going...: Applying sunblock each day, once before going outdoors, should be adequate if the sunblock is not washed off. If there is a lot of sweating, face-wiping, rinsing, or washing, then nobody really knows how much sunblock is remaining on the skin. In that case, one can apply again sunblock while the sun is still bright. ...Read more