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Spf 15 Sunscreen
19yr old gal oily skin type wid acne.Wen i put any sunscreen my temp. Rises i feel hot n skin becomes red I use SPF 15.
Skin sensitivity: You may be sensitive to -- or even allergic to -- some of the chemicals in the sun screen you're using. This is not uncommon. Possible culprits may be ingredients like paba and benzophenones -- one of the most common causes of sunscreen-induced contact dermatitis. Check your labels and see what's in the stuff you're rubbing onto your skin. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide may be less irritating. ...Read more
I have this product saying its a sunscreen and skin whitener. It has spf 15 and lot of vit C. I heard vit C causes harm in sunlight, should I use it?
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?
I wear sunscreen outdoors, but I have a raised mole. Do I have skin cancer? Is SPF 50 sunscreen going to protect me more than SPF 15?
Sunscreen: Sunscreens work via 2 possible ways: 1) chemical blocks that breakdown the uv rays as they pass through the skin and 2) physical blocks that prevent the uv rays from getting to the skin. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many available: There are many products available most however are special dermatology blends. Often sunscreen in the cosmetics are not adequate. PCA makes a nice physical block perfection protection very light. Also skinceuticals they make a nice product. I am not associated with them but elite laser hair is near you they should carry a good product. ...Read more
SPF: Spf means sun protection factor. Really, it's not your age that drives what spf you choose, it's your skin type and tendency to get sunburn. Eg: if you are caucasion and have red hair and lots of freckles, better to go to a high spf, like 50. Studies have not shown a significant increase in protection with products higher than 50. Conversely, if you have darker skin, you don't need that high. ...Read more
SPF: Spf stands for sun protection factor. The number is determined experimentally indoors by exposing human subjects to a light spectrum meant to mimic noontime sun. Some subjects wear sunscreen and others do not. The amount of light that induces redness in sunscreen-protected skin, divided by the amount of light that induces redness in unprotected skin is the spf. It is mainly a measure of uvb protec. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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