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

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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Does sunscreen expire?

Does sunscreen expire?

Yes: Sunscreens have a shelf life of three years. After this, they start to lose their stability and efficacy. You should see an expiration date on your bottle of sunscreen and should use it before that date. If you don't see an expiration date, write the month and year you purchased it on the bottle and toss after three years. Do not use any sunscreen that has become lumpy or has turned an odd color. ...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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Are Asian sunscreens safe to use?

Are Asian sunscreens safe to use?

Sunscreen: There can't be a gross generalisation about whether a sunscreen from Asia is good or bad. Stick with a reputable brand. ...Read more

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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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How does sunscreen actually work?

How does sunscreen actually work?

Sunscreen: Sunscreen combines organic and inorganic chemicals to filter the light from the sun so that less of it reaches the deeper layers of your skin. Like a screen door, some light penetrates, but not as much as if the door wasn't present. Sunblock, on the other hand, reflects or scatters the light away so that it doesn't reach the skin at all. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen to use?

What is the best sunscreen to use?

Zinc oxide: Many of the sunscreens available in the us are banned in europe due to concerns about carcinogenic risk of some of the ingredients. However, the risk of skin cancer after a sunburn far exceeds any potential risk from sunscreens. The safest sunscreens are the barrier sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium. ...Read more

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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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