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I use neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunblock SPF 85 everyday, is it safe/ok? Or could you recommend a brand? I have ezcema

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

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Question about neutrogena age shield face sunblock SPF 110, 3 oz, since my skin is oily and have acne. What ingredients should I avoid?

Question about neutrogena age shield face sunblock SPF 110, 3 oz, since my skin is oily and have acne. What ingredients should I avoid?

Manage your acne: Trying to find a particular cause for acne flares is usually futile. Take care of the basic problem. If topical retinoic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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I am suddenly allergic to sunscreen, neutrogena brand. What brand should I try?

I am suddenly allergic to sunscreen, neutrogena brand. What brand should I try?

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

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I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?

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

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

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

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Is it safe to put on sunscreen then put on the acne medication benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

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

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Is there metal in sunblock?

Is there metal in sunblock?

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

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What kind of sunblock works the best? |

What kind of sunblock works the best? |

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

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What is the benefit of using sunblock?

What is the benefit of using sunblock?

Many: 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

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What's the benefit of applying sunblock?

What's the benefit of applying sunblock?

Prevent skin cancer: Sunblock cuts down on the ultraviolet light reaching your skin which reduces the risk of skin cancers and also reduces the aging effects on the skin. ...Read more

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Can I use coca butter as sunblock? |

Can I use coca butter as sunblock? |

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

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How much zinc is used to make sunblock?

How much zinc is used to make sunblock?

Zinc Oxide: Zinc (physical) sunblocks come in many formats with many different concentrations of zinc. I do recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. ...Read more

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Is nivea a physical or chemical sunblock?

Is nivea a physical or chemical sunblock?

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

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What is a sunblock that a baby is not allergic to?

What is a sunblock that a baby is not allergic to?

Several brands: Sunblock is important for people of all ages to avoid skin damage. Ones that contain the physical barriers zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide do not bind to the skin and are very safe to use on babies and everyone else. ...Read more

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Is it true that sunblock has some bad affects for your skin?

Is it true that sunblock has some bad affects for your skin?

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

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Is it bad to get sunblock which contains titanium dioxide in cuts?

Is it bad to get sunblock which contains titanium dioxide in cuts?

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

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How to keep face looking young besides putting on daily sunblock.?

How to keep face looking young besides putting on daily sunblock.?

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

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My baby is 6 months & 3 weeks old. Is it safe to put sunblock on her?

My baby is 6 months & 3 weeks old. Is it safe to put sunblock on her?

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

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Can I put on sunblock and insect repellent on my toddler at the same time?

Can I put on sunblock and insect repellent on my toddler at the same time?

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

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Hoping you can tell me, is lower SPF in sunblock better for your skin then SPF 100+?

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

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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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Sunblock or sunscreen to prevent getting darker? Any specific drugstore available ones you can recommend?

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

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Please help! I get burned easily without much sun exposure and when wearing sunblock. Can anyone tell me why?

Please help! I get burned easily without much sun exposure and when wearing sunblock. Can anyone tell me why?

SUNBURNS EASILY: DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS?
MANY MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE BURNS WHEN THERE IS SUN EXPOSURE.
CHECK WITH YOUR PCP OR WITH A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Supposing I'm using sunblock SPF 50, how much sunblock should be applied on the face daily for effective protection?

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

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Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?

Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?

As you advance in: Years, adding anti aging products (like antioxidants, and retinoid acid) can help delay the signs of aging. Lightening agents can soften signs of sun damage. I suggest you see your dermatologist if you like aging gracefully while looking as good as possible ...Read more

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Can sunblock expire?

Can sunblock expire?

Possibly: It is a good idea to always follow the expiration dates on medications including skincare. Some active ingredients may breakdown into other/different active molecules over time. ...Read more