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What are the most effective and least "dangerous" for your skin (in terms of chemicals) sunscreen brands on the market right now?
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
Physical blocks: Depending on which neutrogena sunscreen you reacted to, the most common sun screen allergen is oxybenzone and its derivatives. You can switch to a sunscreen that contain only physical blocks such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Remember to reapply every 2 hours while in the sun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zinc or Titanium ox: Any product with either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Look on the ingredients. Most european or non us sunscreen are better than us products (stricter laws outside us), the beat are from japan. Zinc or titanium dioxide is also present in a lot of good cosmetics, foundations, day creams etc. Brands include as mentioned those from different european and asian countries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a good brand of hypallergenic sunscreen , I have history of sunscreen allergic dermatitis?
Would any of the dermatologists please recommend a brand/type of sunscreen for a person with systemic lupus?
I think my 7yr old is allergic to sunscreen. Every time i put some on him he breaks out in hives. What brand can I use that he won't breakout from?
Best sunscreen (please use name brand) for everyday? For swimming or beach walking? history of multiple squamous cell carcinoma.
NO ENDORSEMENTS HERE: You should be using a sunscreen with an spf of 30. There's really no benefit from anything higher. There are a multiple commercial choices you can make, so choose whichever appeals to your senses and pocketbook. You keep your skin covered in direct sunlight, and that includes long sleeves and a hat. See your doctor or dermatologist regularly, and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do even lipsticks contain sunscreen with SPF 30? are lip balms really effective in preventing tanning or skin cancer? some good medicinal brands ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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