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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Sun Sensitive Skin (Overview)

People who have sun sensitive skin may have varying reactions to skin that is exposed to UV rays of sun (such as sun allergy).


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Signs of sun-sensitive skin?

Signs of sun-sensitive skin?

Skin rash: Sun sensitive skin more commonly known as photosensitivity occurs as a result of inflammation of the skin. Typically it is induced by the combination of sunlight and certain photosensitive medications or substances. This signs include redness (erythema) of the skin and may look similar to a sunburn. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
17 Doctors shared insights

Sun Sensitive Skin (Overview)

People who have sun sensitive skin may have varying reactions to skin that is exposed to UV rays of sun (such as sun allergy).


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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Chemical peels,: Laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion are all methods of removing a portion of the skin surface that stimulates healing, and development of collagen and elastic fibers (along with a new skin surface) that reduces (but does not remove) scars. If your skin is sensitive, the treatments designed to reduce acne scarring will need to be less severe (and will be less effective). Laser may be most precise. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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Signs of sun-sensitive skin?

Skin rash: Sun sensitive skin more commonly known as photosensitivity occurs as a result of inflammation of the skin. Typically it is induced by the combination of sunlight and certain photosensitive medications or substances. This signs include redness (erythema) of the skin and may look similar to a sunburn. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sun sensitive skin?

What is the definition or description of: Sun sensitive skin?

Photosensitivity: People who have sun sensitive skin may have varying reactions to skin that is exposed to UV rays of sun (such as sun allergy). ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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What is the best shade/screen to protect sensitive skin (especially face) from sun?

What is the best shade/screen to protect sensitive skin (especially face) from sun?

If you mean...: ...Sunscreen, look for one that contains a physical blocking agent, such as zinc oxide. Physical blockers work better than chemical blockers, and are probably safer. And look for one with a high spf number -- usually 50 or higher. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Can you recommend an extra sensitive sun lotion? My skin goes quite red with being in the sun for only 5 minutes or so! Not burnt, just reddening.

Sunscreen: Neutrogena spf50 pure & free or aveeno (oatmeal) mineralblock are safe and effective sunscreens made for people with sensitive skin. Anthelios can also be tried and is a very effective uva/uvb block. ...Read more

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I have very sensitive skin and have white sun spot. What can I do to treat it?

Fungal infection?: Your white spot can be a fungal skin infection or a condition called vitiligo. Young need to see your rary doctor or dermatologist ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
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Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Which is the best shade/screen to protect sensitive skin (especially face) from sun while driving in the day?

Which is the best shade/screen to protect sensitive skin (especially face) from sun while driving in the day?

UVA and B: You need a sunscreen that protects against both of these rays since ultraviolet a even goes through a window glass. A sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide will protect you against ultraviolet light a. ...Read more

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What should I do to avoid sun burn as I have sensitive skin?

What should I do to avoid sun burn as I have sensitive skin?

Sunburn prevention: Generally consists of applying a sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and every 3-4 hours thereafter (opt for PABA free if you have sensitive skin). Wide brimmed hats and long sleeved clothing/pants further offer protection. Product lines of fabrics with increased UV ray blockage are available on line and in outdoor recreation superstores. ...Read more

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How to prevent sun poisioning on african americans? And what kind sunscreen lotions can be used on very sensitive skin?

How to prevent sun poisioning on african americans? And what kind sunscreen lotions can be used on very sensitive skin?

Depends: I recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both uva and uvb rays. Usually, at least three active ingredients are called for. These generally include paba derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates for uvb absorption; benzophenones for shorter-wavelength uva protection; and avobenzone, ecamsule, and titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for the remaining uva spectrum. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Chemical peels,: Laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion are all methods of removing a portion of the skin surface that stimulates healing, and development of collagen and elastic fibers (along with a new skin surface) that reduces (but does not remove) scars. If your skin is sensitive, the treatments designed to reduce acne scarring will need to be less severe (and will be less effective). Laser may be most precise. ...Read more

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

There: There are a few options when it comes to skin resurfacing for acne scar and pigmentation issues.

Chemical peels and lasers are two options. Another option that works well for treating just portions of the face is dermabrasion. This produces more of a physical sanding of the skin.

The idea with all 3 procedures is to remove the outer layer of skin cells. New skin then regrows into the area to create a smoother, more even pigmentation. ...Read more

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Not always: Skin resurfacing is performed by a variety of techniques - chemical peels are only one option. Other options include dermabrasion and laser resurfacing (done with a variety of lasers depending upon degree of scarring). The best option for you would depend upon the how deep your acne scars are and how extensive your "sun spots" are. ...Read more

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Cause of hyper sensitive skin?

Genetics/irritants: Most people who have what we consider to have sensitive skin are also atopics. This means they have a combination of allergies asthma and eczema. These are all mediated by a hypersensitive immune system that may be allergicaly mediated through cells called eosinophils. In addition people with this genetic makeup have a defect in a keratin protein called fillagrin. This defect makes the membrane function of the skin less effective in preventing water loss to the environment little cracks developed within the skin and then such as soaps perfumes laundry detergents etc. Get through the skin. ...Read more

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Is vaseline bad for sensitive skin?

Is vaseline bad for sensitive skin?

Vaseline: Vaseline is fine unless you allergic to it or if it triggers pimples. ...Read more

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What can I do for photo sensitive skin?

What can I do for photo sensitive skin?

Broad Spectrum: The best treatment for photosensitive skin is avoidance of the sun. If you have to be outside, reduce the exposure time, wear sun protective clothing, gloves, hat, sunglasses, and a fragrance-free broad spectrum sunscreen. Also, avoid the time of day with peak ultraviolet exposure (9:00 am to 4:00 pm). ...Read more

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Can sensitive skin on my face can be cured?

See a Dermatologist: You first need a correct diagnosis. It could be eczema or some other skin condition. A dermatologist is best to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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What are some good face wash for sensitive skin?

What are some good face wash for sensitive skin?

Cetaphil lotion: Cetaphil, Lubriderm, Aveeno (oatmeal) are 3 gentle facial cleansers. ...Read more

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In what way can I help my sensitive skin condition?

In what way can I help my sensitive skin condition?

More info: Please advise us of which skin condition you have. Can be re-asked with clarification. ...Read more

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Can my sensitive skin prevent me from becoming a vet?

Not certain: What kind of skin sensitivity do you have. Is your skin overly dry? Do you react to animal dander? Do react easily to chemicals. Consider resubmitting and providing clarifying information. ...Read more

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`will vinegar be helpful for oily but sensitive skin?

No: I'm assuming you want to use it on your face. The acid in the vinegar will strip your skin of natural oil. I would recommend consulting with a dermatologist locally for some recommendations. ...Read more

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What type of sunscreen is good for very sensitive skin?

What type of sunscreen is good for very sensitive skin?

All the neutrogena p: Neutorgena or roc products a re very gentle yet effective sunscreen for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Are daily baths okay for a child who has sensitive skin?

Sure.: Just use a mild soap, and don't leave him/her in for too long. ...Read more

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What is a good skin toner and face mask for sensitive skin?

Many: Any sunscreen may use, nothing specific for toning skin, try to use water based moisturizers to avoid infection. More u buy label guided creams. More expenditure. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for sensitive skin and oily skin?

A variety of things: And use warm, rather than hot, water.

http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/skin-care/problems/treating/oily-skin-treatments. Htm. ...Read more

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Are glycolic acid peels dangerous for people with sensitive skin?

No: Care must be taken as to the strength of the peel, but should be able to tailor to your skin type. Make sure a physician is involved-not just a cosmetologist. ...Read more