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Doctor insights on: Spf 15 Sunscreen

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Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Tanning lotion: Tanning lotion will not protect against sunburn or sun damage. You need a broad spectrum uva uvb blocking sunscreen with spf rated 30 or higher. Neutropenia has great products. ...Read more

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Spf (Definition)

Could be; sun protection factor (measures effectiveness of sunscreen), specific pathogen free (for lab animals free of pathogens), or supernatant ...Read more


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If there is SPF 15 with uvb + uva in my aha glycolic acid 4% day cream, does this provide adequate sun protection or should sunscreen be used too?

If there is SPF 15 with uvb + uva in my aha glycolic acid 4% day cream, does this provide adequate sun protection or should sunscreen be used too?

More sunscreen: That is a low amount of protection. Suitable for only small amounts of sun exposure. If you are in the sun you should use at least spf 30 and go higher the lighter your complexion and longer your sun exposure. ...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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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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Does reducing sun exposure benefit your skin?

Does reducing sun exposure benefit your skin?

Yes: Decrease the chance of getting skin cancer; wrinkling and freckling would also be lessened. ...Read more

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Can I use a sunscreen with SPF 55 and layer a bb cream with SPF 15 on top?

Decreased SPF: If you layer spf, then end result is usually an average of the 2. For example spf 55 + 15 results in spf 35. ...Read more

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Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

Good product: I was not familiar with this specific product, but I took a look for you. I believe that Galderma and the Cetaphil brand can put together a good noncomedogenic yet moisturizing product for daily use. I REALLY like the spf included here. HOWEVER, depending on your level and severity of acne, this will not be a standalone product. We could help you find a second topical to exfoliate in Prime visit ...Read more

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Which cream has best sun protection?

Which cream has best sun protection?

Reflective blocks: The main categories of sun protectors are blocks that absorb radiation and those that reflect them. In general, the reflective blocks with micronized zinc and titanium will be more effective.. Do not forget to use moisture creams and drink water. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...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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How effective is sunblock against sunburns, skin damage?

How effective is sunblock against sunburns, skin damage?

Sunblock is a must!: Protect with spf 15+ & be sensible about how much sun you're getting. Avoid tanning booths & unnecessary uv light. Hats, sunglasses, spf make-up & sportswear are also important to consider. Avoid sunscreens with potential carcinogens. The physical blocks (zinc and titanium) are great. Be vigilant about protecting your skin from future cancers & premature aging. It's better to prevent than correct! ...Read more

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Does moderate sun exposure (10-15 minutes) without sunscreen have carcinogenic effects?

Does moderate sun exposure (10-15 minutes) without sunscreen have  carcinogenic effects?

Any sun exposure: Has some carcinogenic potential related to UV exposure. But remember its exceptionally small with limited exposure like you mention. There are many benefits to sun exposure too, you level of exposure just needs to be balanced based on your risk for developing skin cancer. ...Read more

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Does sunblock prevent facial cellulitis?

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Does sunblock prevent facial cellulitis?

No: Sunblock protects skin from the damage by UV rays though. ...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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Sunscreen lotion for african americans with very extremely sensitive skin?

Sunscreen lotion for african americans with very extremely sensitive skin?

Sunscreen allergy: Parabens are chemicals used in many sunscreens and can cause contract allergy. Alternatives exist, such as 'helioplex' in neutrogena products or zinc oxide. ...Read more

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Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens are still the best option. Try the higher spf numbers. If persisting or getting worse you should see a dermatologist. There are some conditions we can cause discoloration when exposed to sun like rosacea. ...Read more