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Depends on exposure: Most people with black skin will have a skin protection factor naturally of about a 3-4, depending on depth of color. An SPF 15 filters out approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 keeps out 97 % and SPF 50 keeps out 98% of the harmful rays, but all products take about 20-30 minutes to become effective and should be reapplied after 2-3 hours to maintain protection. ...Read more
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
Yes - spray & rub: Yes, if you spray and rub it in. The main trouble with the spray is that there is a risk of breathing in the aerosolized particles. These chemicals are not meant or safe to use internally. So when spraying, be sure not to spray directly onto face. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my white skin protected from sun rays if I use the following: vitamic C serum, then bioderma moisturizer spf 30 and la roche posay powder spf 25?
SPF 30 and SPF 25: Both the bioderma moisturizer and la roche posay powder are effective sunscreen. May need to reapply products if out in sun for multiple hours. No need to use vitamin C serum on skin- vitamin C is not a sunscreen. Also avoid outdoors from 10 am to 2 pm as sun is most intense during these hours. ...Read more
Insect screens: Nope. Not as long as you can get sun through them (ie netting screens block insects, but not much sun). So you should be able to get your vitamin D. Be careful about excess sub exposure, which can cause skin cancer :/. Try using a timer & applying sun screen with that bug spray :) ...Read more
Is cncer risk + tan effect identical w/ 10mins sun w/o sunscrn vs 30mins sun w/ spf3 vs 80mins sun w/ spf8 etc? I kno all risky but what minimzes risk
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
Yes.: Anti-aging formula use different substances with the purpose of replenishing moisture and thus elasticity to the skin. Cocoa butter formula's better known use is to help erase stretch marks caused by pregnancy or from weight gain. Most people do not like to use on the face because it feels greasy. ...Read more
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
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
Can using sunscreen everyday
What's the right SPF that's good enough for sun protection?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When putting on sun tan lotion, am I supposed to apply sunscreen on first and then sun tan lotion? Or do I just use suntan lotion since it has SPF 5?
SPF15 Broad-spectrum: Apply 1 oz of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (the higher the SPF, the more UVB protection) liberally 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours & after swimming, sweating, or drying off with a towel. Use a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on the label - that means it will screen out both UVB and UVA rays.Look for the new UVA rating system: 4 stars = highest UVA protection. ...Read more