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Any home recipe for homemade sunscreen with zinc oxide?
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Jason Lichten
You need broad spectrum UV protection to block both UVA and UVB rays. Look for the seal of approval from the National Skin Cancer Foundation or ask in your plastic surgeon's or dermatologist's office.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Generic Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or diaper rash products like it contain 40% zinc oxide and are similar to the former products that were commonly used in the sixities and seventies but not popular due to their thickness.
Modern formulations are micronized making applications easier as less opaque and better tolerated and cosmetically preferable.

In brief: Generic Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or diaper rash products like it contain 40% zinc oxide and are similar to the former products that were commonly used in the sixities and seventies but not popular due to their thickness.
Modern formulations are micronized making applications easier as less opaque and better tolerated and cosmetically preferable.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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