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Hi, please suggest a good sunscreen (non oily) for sensitive skin.

Hi, please suggest a good sunscreen (non oily) for sensitive skin.

Sunscreen: Vanicream makes a good one and it does not irritate the skin, it is over the counter. ...Read more

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Tel me good sunscreen wid SPF 30 + , UVA UVB PA+++ n plz tel me any name?

Tel me good sunscreen wid SPF 30 + , UVA UVB PA+++ n plz tel me any name?

Sunscreen: There are many good sunscreens on the market. But the brands vary in different countries. You know all the good ingredients so you can start reading labels. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen?

What is the best sunscreen?

Sunscreen: The best sunscreen should have a molecule that protects against UVB & UVA (UVA-2 and UVA-1). Zinc Oxide is the molecule that has the ability to block UVA & UVB. So when considering using a sunscreen, look for Zinc Oxide. ...Read more

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What sunscreens do you recommend?

What sunscreens do you recommend?

Neutrogena, Alta MD: The neutrogena helioplex and the anthelios by la roche posay are my favorites. For acne prone skin, the alta md uv clear works well. It is important to use sunscreens with both uva and uvb coverage. Spf value refers to uvb protection. The new fda ruling requires uva protection labeling, which will be presented as + (lowest), ++, or +++ (highest). Reapply every 2 hours while in the sun. ...Read more

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Should I wear sunscreen everyday?

Should I wear sunscreen everyday?

Yes: Even while your driving in a car sun still can do damage, skin seuticuals has a spf 50 i highly recommend see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to purchase it. ...Read more

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What makes sunscreen so important?|

What makes sunscreen so important?|

Skin Cancer: Sunscreens protect your skin from the harmful uv rays of the sun. In addition to damaging the quality of the skin, they can cause cancers to develop. 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 should I look for in a sunscreen?

What should I look for in a sunscreen?

2 things: You need 2 things: a good uvb protector. This is what the spf rating refers to. Octinoxate is wonderful and safe. No more than a 50 spf. Anything higher is useless and to full of other chemicals. You must have a metal in it such as zinc or titanium. These protect against uva rays. Higher spf is nonsense. You must reapply them frequently and avoid the sun to be affective. Wear a hat and be well! ...Read more

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Which is better: sunscreen or sunblock?

Which is better: sunscreen or sunblock?

Both are great: Sunblock normally consists of a physical blocker like zinc or titanium oxide which block and reflect both uva and uvb rays. Sunscreen usually means a chemical screen that interacts with the uvb rays to prevent sun damage. A combination of both us very common, but for very sensitive skin, a block is sometimes better. ...Read more

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Is putting on sunscreen really necessary?

Is putting on sunscreen really necessary?

Absolutely: The number one cause of skin aging changes and wrinkles is uv exposure. It can also of course ause skin caners. Everyone should put on sunscreen every morning and perhaps more importantly, apply antioxidants that are absorbed by the skin! ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are the four types of sunscreen?

I'm curious as to what are the four types of sunscreen?

For: For practical purposes, there are two kinds: Physical - like clothing, hats, trees, shade, zinc oxide - that block the sun from reaching the skin, and Chemical - some of which block UVA and/or UVB, may be sensitizing to the skin, but are more esthetically pleasing and easier to use. I recommend both. ...Read more

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Are there harmful effects of wearing too much sunscreen?

Are there harmful effects of wearing too much sunscreen?

No: You can get your daily vitamin d needs far more reliably from a supplement that shouldn't cost more than $4/ month. Then you can use all the sunscreen you want and look younger longer & get fewer skin cancers. ...Read more

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What are the benefits, if any, of using organic sunscreen?

Sunscreen criteria: Whether it's organic or not, all sunscreens have to pass the same tests to be approved and recognized for certain levels of protection. Look for sunscreens with an spf of at least 30, and one that says "broad spectrum" with uva and uvb protection. Zinc oxide is a natural substance found in manhy sunscreens that is extremely effective inprotecting the skin. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what alternatives are there for sunscreen?

I'm curious as to what alternatives are there for sunscreen?

Avoid the sun: If you cannot or do not want to wear sunscreen lotion, but still want to stay in the sun, then you must either cover yourself, use an umbrella or stay in covered places. If you expose yourself a little bit at a time, you might develop a tan which can help but remember long term exposure leads to skin problems later in life. Of course you could move to seattle, where the sun is rare. ...Read more

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What sunscreen for rosaeca?

Anything you like: Some creams contain a green tint in addition to sunscreen. The green screens the red of rosacea. If you burn in the sun & live in miami, use a sunscreen every morning spf 15 or higher. See a derm. For control of your rosacea. ...Read more

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How to spot PABA in sunscreen?

PABA in sunscreen: The active ingredient list on the bottle of sunscreen should say PABA (or para-aminobenzoic acid, glyceryl PABA, padimate O and roxadimate) if this chemical is in the product. Due to the frequency of skin sensitivity and concern over long term effects of its use, other alternatives exist, such as zinc oxide. ...Read more

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Is calamine a physical sunscreen?

Is calamine a physical sunscreen?

There is a calamine: product called Lacto Calamine Sun Shield Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30 that can be used for that purpose. I do not know how effective regular calamine lotion is as a sunscreen. ...Read more

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Rosaeca what sunscreen should I use?

Rosaeca what sunscreen should I use?

Sunscreen: A strong one. Heat can cause you to flush so stay out of the sun or wear a hat to protect your face. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use sunscreen on my baby?

Is it safe to use sunscreen on my baby?

Yes: In general we recommend that babies not have sunscreen until six months of age. It's not that sunscreen is harmful to the skin, but rather we like these kids out of the direct sun as much as possible. After six months sunscreen is ok, but be mindful that 9 month olds love to take suncreen on their hands and immediately rub it into their eyes! i like the zinc oxide sunscreens best! ...Read more

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Skin care: how long does sunscreen last?

Skin care: how long does sunscreen last?

At most 2 hours: Although the spf rating of a sunscreen tells you how effective it is during use, it is important to reapply frequently and in adequate amount. Sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours to maintain efficacy, as factors such as sweating, water exposure, and physical removal can decrease its effect and lead to burns and skin cancer risk. ...Read more

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