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Doctor insights on: What Should I Look For In A Sunscreen To Prevent Breakouts

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What should I look for in a sunscreen to prevent breakouts?

What should I look for in a sunscreen to prevent breakouts?

Non comedogenic: Do not use oil base or products that clogs pores. Look for term non comedogenic. ...Read more

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How does sunscreen prevent sunburns?

How does sunscreen prevent sunburns?

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 more

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Will sunscreen prevent me from getting a tan?

Will sunscreen prevent me from getting a tan?

No: You will still tan through sunscreen. It is important that you use a good sunscreen with high spf and particularly on containing zink oxide that will block harmful rays of the sun - uva and uvb. It is also important that you reapply if outside for extended periods of time. This will reduce your risk of burning and skin cancer but you will still gradually increase melanin and tan. ...Read more

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In what ways does sunscreen slow down and prevent sunburns?|

In what ways does sunscreen slow down and prevent sunburns?|

Blocks radiation: Sunblock or sunscreen will interfere with penetration of harmful ultraviolet radiation which has the potential to cause genetic mutations that may lead to skin cancer. ...Read more

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Sunblock or sunscreen to prevent getting darker? Any specific drugstore available ones you can recommend?

Sunblock or sunscreen to prevent getting darker? Any specific drugstore available ones you can recommend?

SPF 15 or higher: The higher you go on the spf, the longer it protects your skin. Try one that is waterproof and blocks both uva and uvb types of sun rays. Wearing a hat with a visor when outdoors as well as long sleeves and pants also helps! many make ups also have sun protection in them now. You can put the sunscreen on after your shower in the am to remember to use it, too. ...Read more

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I use sunscreen, yet still have awful dark spots. How do I get rid of them and prevent them from returning?

I use sunscreen, yet still have awful dark spots. How do I get rid of them and prevent them from returning?

Prevention: make sure you use a quality sunscreen with at least spf of 30. Higher isn't always better; anything above 50 isn't any better than 50. Once the spots are there the only way to get rid of them is with IPL or laser treatments; see a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to assess them first and then treat them. ...Read more

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I am 25. I want to start a skin care regime to prevent premature aging. I use sunscreen protection everyday. What else can I do to help my skin?

I am 25. I want to start a skin care regime to prevent premature aging. I use sunscreen protection everyday. What else can I do to help my skin?

Diet ; Lifestyle: I recommend the paleo diet as it is high in veggies, moderate in fruit sugars, high in protein, vitamins, minerals, other nutrients. Has an anti inflammatory effect along with many other health redeming qualities. Drink lots of water. Avoid processed food and drink. Avoid sun bathing, smoking. Exercise and stress reduction as well. ...Read more

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Does the sunscreen prevent you from getting a tan or cancer?

Does the sunscreen prevent you from getting a tan or cancer?

Yes: Sunscreen is helpful in preventing many of the problems associated with excessive sun exposure ... However, it must be applied 20 minutes before one goes outdoors and reapplied every hour or so for the best protection. ...Read more

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If I go tanning but put sunscreen on a fading scar will it prevent the scar from discoloration/scaring badly?

If I go tanning but put sunscreen on a fading scar will it prevent the scar from discoloration/scaring badly?

Tanning: Sunscreen is a good idea if you are going to be in the sun and it can help protect your scar. However, too much sun exposure can be harmful to your skin in the long run, so be careful. Protect your young and healthy skin. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and wear sunscreen every day. What else should I be doing to prevent wrinkles?

I'm 23 and wear sunscreen every day. What else should I be doing to prevent wrinkles?

Less Sun The Better: Limit exposure to full sun to 30 minutes a day; preferably expose before 10am or after 2pm; otherwise wear a hat, long sleeves; reapply sunscreen every 2-4 hours when outdoors, once if driving; use SPF 30; moisturize in am and at night (lots of good product for that); eat foods with lots of antioxidants in them (green veggies,berries, fruits, etc). If you are a tanning freak, you're on your own.. ...Read more

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What else other than wearing sunscreen can I do to prevent skin cancer?

What else other than wearing sunscreen can I do to prevent skin cancer?

Suggestions: You can stay out of the sun-particularly during the midday when the uv rays are strongest. Try using hats and clothing that offers uv protection. ...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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I have lupus & very sensitive skin what kind of sunscreen or block do you recommend or what other things should I do to prevent skin rashes?

I have lupus & very sensitive skin what kind of sunscreen or block do you recommend or what other things should I do to prevent skin rashes?

See below: The recent consumer reports had an excellent article about the best rated sunscreens on the market. The key is reapply frequently and avoid sun exposure during the peak hours during the day. ...Read more

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My skin is oily and I was looking for sunscreen to PREVENT tan which is better bioderma spf100 or avéne or floxia (both spf 50)? On Acne prone skin ?

My skin is oily and I was looking for sunscreen to PREVENT tan which is better bioderma spf100 or avéne or floxia (both spf 50)? On Acne prone skin ?

I love avéne: I'm not familiar with floxia to be honest, but bioderma is a bit more occlusive. Another option would be the Elta MD UV physical, though for many people it is too drying. ...Read more

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Is It okay to sit in the sun 15 min. a day to lighten your hair and to get a tan, if you use an SPF 30 sunscreen?Also does sunscreen prevent wrinkles?

Yes.: If you are using an SPF 30 sunscreen, and applying it properly before sun exposure, then 15 minutes of sun exposure a day should be completely safe. Sunscreen not only protects from sunburns, but also long-term skin damage - including wrinkles and skin cancer. ...Read more