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Doctor insights on: Organic Sunscreen

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Is organic DHA in professional spray tans safe?

Is organic DHA in professional spray tans safe?

DHA: Dha may not be safe. Spray used on animals showed it to affect dna adversely. Also, if the spray gets gets into the lungs it can cause asthma like symptoms and over the long run may cause cancer. ...Read more

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Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Use Aloe directly: From the plant. Most lotions have too low an aloe % to really aid in skin healing. ...Read more

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Does neutrogena moisturizer SPF 15 really protect you from the sun's uv rays?

Does neutrogena moisturizer SPF 15 really protect you from the sun's uv rays?

SPF: In moisturizer is helpful but it is not the same as applying sunscreen. Consider a higher spf. ...Read more

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Is sun tan oil w broad spectrum SPF still dangerous ? And what ingredient is lost important in sunscreens?

Is sun tan oil w broad spectrum SPF still dangerous ? And what ingredient is lost important in sunscreens?

Skin protection: Sun tanning is a bad idea as a general rule so protect your skin with sunblock and avoidance of excessive sun exposure ...Read more

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How much sunlight exposure a day is actually healthy without applying sunscreen? Have vitamin d deficiency and acne.. Use SPF 30 moisturizer everyday.

How much sunlight exposure a day is actually healthy without applying sunscreen? Have vitamin d deficiency and acne.. Use SPF 30 moisturizer everyday.

The CDC (Center for: Disease control) indicates 'unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun's uv rays in as little as 15 minutes (esp. From 10am-4pm). Yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure.' spf30 is good and take vitamin d supplementation as directed by your physician based on your specific deficiency. Best regards for a sunny but protected future. ...Read more

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Do organic botanicals therapeutic facial cleansing get rid of acne?

Do organic botanicals therapeutic facial cleansing  get rid of acne?

No.: Acne is not about dirt; it's about plugged oil glands and a specific species of bacteria. Organic botanicals (i'm assuming you're talking about the avon product) is a gentle cleanser, nothing more. It was not formulated and is not promoted as an acne treatment - so, surprise! it shouldn't be used as an acne treatment. ...Read more

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Parabens in face products unsafe while pregnant? Sunscreens like octinoxate, octocrylene, octisalate, and avobenzone bad? I'm getting overly stressed.

Parabens in face products unsafe while pregnant? Sunscreens like octinoxate, octocrylene, octisalate, and avobenzone bad? I'm getting overly stressed.

Don't put chemicals: On your skin and don't lay in the sun or tanning bed! neither is good for you, and the earlier you are in your pregnancy, the more potential for absorption/toxicity to your baby. Take your prenatal vitamins and you don't even need 15 minutes of daily sun for vitamin d. Neither sun nor chemicals are beneficial, so why chance it? Paranoia=heightened sense of awareness! stress is also bad for baby! ...Read more

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Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial products contain preservatives that are actually toxic or alter hormone states. ...Read more

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Homemade safe measures to lighten indian tanned in sun skin tone?

Homemade safe measures to lighten indian tanned in sun skin tone?

We place such an: Emphasis on skin tone and i respect that it is an issue for you. The best home remedy is to stay neat and clean and happy w/your health. The best thing about you is what is inside, your values. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is "neutrogena naturals" facial moisturizer good to use for oily skin?

Is "neutrogena naturals" facial moisturizer good to use for oily skin?

Won't harm: It has basic ingredients for skin health. It won't harm the skin. Will it improve the oily skin, maybe? Good oily skin treatment requires vit c, vitamin e, vitamin a and salicylic acid, . ...Read more

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It's okay to use tanning oil SPF 30 instead of using sun cream spf30 right?

It's okay to use tanning oil SPF 30 instead of using sun cream spf30 right?

No: The current recommendation to avoid sun burn and exposure to UV-A and B rays which may lead to skin cancers is a physical block with a cream that contains either or both zinc or titanium. ...Read more

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Is organic makeup good for acne prone skin? Example "Tarte"

Is organic makeup good for acne prone skin? Example "Tarte"

No Evidence: Acne is caused by plugging of hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds & more to control infection/inflammation. Evidence does not support any advantage to using organic vs. synthetically derived makeup. Organics are usually more expensive as well. An oil and alcohol-free makeup w/ sunblock should work well. ...Read more

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I'm using tretinon and I need a high sunscreen spf. Any sunscreen recommendations?

I'm using tretinon and I need a high sunscreen spf. Any sunscreen recommendations?

A personal favorite: I like La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 because it is ultra lite and absorbs well. It has antioxidant technology UVA A and B protection. There are many other products out there which are just as good and may be less expensive. This is just a personal opinion. Ask your Derm what they recommend. Make sure you use enough sunscreen and apply often. ...Read more

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Can oil free acne wash cream cleanser micro clear from neutrogena work?

Can oil free acne wash cream cleanser micro clear from neutrogena work?

Salicylic acid: That's the stuff that works, not the pink grapefrult extract or the vitamin c or the advertising. It clears mild acne, but for moderate disease, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Alcohol? No. : Alcohol is a good cleanser. Fragrances can contain so many substances that you have no idea what you may be sensitive to. Keep it simple. One ingredient at a time. ...Read more