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Doctor insights on: Zinc Sunscreen

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Are zinc oxide and sunscreens safe for toddlers?

Are zinc oxide and sunscreens safe for toddlers?

Yes: Sunscreen is very important for your toddler. Every sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer later in life. Use at least spf 30 and reapply frequently. Hats and sunproof clothing are helpful also but the most important thing is to limit exposure. ...Read more

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A zinc oxide or other sunscreen recommended all the time ?

A zinc oxide or other sunscreen recommended all the time ?

Yes: You should be using sunscreen on at least a daily basis. Zincoxideis one of the safest and most effective active ingredients in sunscreen. ...Read more

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Any home recipe for homemade sunscreen with zinc oxide?

Buy sunscreen: Why take chances with your skin? While zinc oxide is a low-tech but effective sun blocking ingredient, you don't have to spend much to get good sunscreens. ...Read more

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I am black and I use sunscreen with zinc oxide. Is this a good idea?

I am black and I use sunscreen with zinc oxide. Is this a good idea?

Zinc oxide: is a very effective sunscreen regardless of your skin color. If sensitivity occurs in the form of rash or irritation, discontinue use. ...Read more

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Which sunscreens on the market in the US offer the best UVA/UVB protection and do you recommend physical (zinc oxide) vs. chemical sun filters?

Which sunscreens on the market in the US offer the best UVA/UVB protection and do you recommend physical (zinc oxide) vs. chemical sun filters?

Which sunscreen: Zinc oxiide best and with least allergic potential. Most SPF blocks have titanium oxide which is easier to incorporate and less expensive, but there is still a 4% allergy rate to the later. Zinc can give a light palor to the skin but try Shisedo. The zinc block is the best but can be thick in some foundations and makeup. Use the sun wisely 11 am to 2 pm . Get your vitamin D early in the da.y ...Read more

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I've been at the beach for the last couple of days, wearing sunscreen with only zinc and titanium active ingredients, but my skin now itches. Why?

I've been at the beach for the last couple of days, wearing sunscreen with only zinc and titanium active ingredients, but my skin now itches. Why?

Inflammation: Hi. These sorts of skin reactions can happen with any sort of inflammatory process. You could simply be dried out from the beautiful sun and cool breezes. (I'm jealous). Or you might actually be sensitive to the topical agents that you've used (even though you may think that you shouldn't be). Everybody is different in this regard. Use some sort of hypoallergenic cream and hydrate with H20! ...Read more

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In sunscreens i heard that micronized zinc under a microscope looks like swiss cheese and that it allows uv penetration. True? Is regular zinc better?

No: The micronized particles are smaller in size and therefore are dispersed in a more homogenous mixture and should actually work better. If you look at things at high magnification, you can see the spaces between components in general. ...Read more

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I think I got milia from my new sunscreen that contains zinc oxide niacinamide. It is called eltamd uv clear sunscreen. Why did I get milia?

I think I got milia from my new sunscreen that contains zinc oxide niacinamide. It is called eltamd uv clear sunscreen. Why did I get milia?

Unlikely: Please see; http://www.healthline.com/health/milia#Overview1http://www.healthline.com/health/milia#Overview1 The fact that you know the term "milia" makes me believe you're under a doctor's care. Please return for further follow up! ...Read more

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During my last two florida visits, I experienced a hive like rash on my arms and partially on my neck. The sunscreen was 50 spf containing zinc oxide, octinoxate, octisalate. I had to use a derm ointment topically and take an antihistimine to relieve symp

During my last two florida visits, I experienced a hive like rash on my arms and partially on my neck. The sunscreen was 50 spf containing zinc oxide, octinoxate, octisalate. I had to use a derm ointment topically and take an antihistimine to relieve symp

Photoallergic: Paradoxically, some ingredients in sunscreen other than titanium or zinc can cause an allergic reaction after interacting with sunlight. You may need to find an alternative with different ingredients. Another possibility is that you are taking a drug which make you sensitized to the sun and thus hives only at exposed areas. ...Read more

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Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide for sun screen?

Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide for sun screen?

Yes.: Both are what is known as physical sunscreens -- they are opaque, and physically prevent ultraviolet light from getting to your skin, and damaging it. ...Read more

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Tel me good sunscreen wid SPF 30 + , UVA UVB PA+++ n plz tel me any name?

Sunscreen: There are many good sunscreens on the market. But the brands vary in different countries. You know all the good ingredients so you can start reading labels. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen?

What is the best sunscreen?

Sunscreen: The best sunscreen should have a molecule that protects against UVB & UVA (UVA-2 and UVA-1). Zinc Oxide is the molecule that has the ability to block UVA & UVB. So when considering using a sunscreen, look for Zinc Oxide. ...Read more

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What sunscreens do you recommend?

What sunscreens do you recommend?

Neutrogena, Alta MD: The neutrogena helioplex and the anthelios by la roche posay are my favorites. For acne prone skin, the alta md uv clear works well. It is important to use sunscreens with both uva and uvb coverage. Spf value refers to uvb protection. The new fda ruling requires uva protection labeling, which will be presented as + (lowest), ++, or +++ (highest). Reapply every 2 hours while in the sun. ...Read more

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Should I wear sunscreen everyday?

Should I wear sunscreen everyday?

Yes: Even while your driving in a car sun still can do damage, skin seuticuals has a spf 50 i highly recommend see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to purchase it. ...Read more

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What makes sunscreen so important?|

What makes sunscreen so important?|

Skin Cancer: Sunscreens protect your skin from the harmful uv rays of the sun. In addition to damaging the quality of the skin, they can cause cancers to develop. 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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