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What Should I Look For In A Sunscreen To Prevent Breakouts
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
If I go tanning but put sunscreen on a fading scar will it prevent the scar from discoloration/scaring badly?
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?
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
I heard that you shouldn't wear sunscreen as soon as you go outdoors as it'll prevent your body from getting any Vitamin D. Is this true?
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
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?
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
I've got an allergic reaction which seems to be related to sun or sunscreen. It shows up as a rash on the back of my hands. What can you recommend to prevent it?
Does broad spectrum sunscreen help prevent skin cancer or does it just prevent sunburn and do nothing to prevent skin cancers?
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