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How face moisturizer is different from a sunblock?|

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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Moisturizer sunblock

Moisturizers by themselves do not protect from sun and those moisturizers with sunscreen in them, do not function as well as separate sunscreens that focus their effort on filtering out the harmful ultraviolet rays that damage our skin's dna.

In brief: Moisturizer sunblock

Moisturizers by themselves do not protect from sun and those moisturizers with sunscreen in them, do not function as well as separate sunscreens that focus their effort on filtering out the harmful ultraviolet rays that damage our skin's dna.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: UV Sun Protection

Moisturizer simply helps to lock moisture into the skin and protect it from drying out.
Sunblock has chemical or physical uv blockers which protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Some sunblocks/sunscreens are also moisturizing. Hope this helps!

In brief: UV Sun Protection

Moisturizer simply helps to lock moisture into the skin and protect it from drying out.
Sunblock has chemical or physical uv blockers which protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Some sunblocks/sunscreens are also moisturizing. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology

In brief: Moisturizers poor bl

Sunblocks work by combining organic and inorganic substances.
Organic substances, like oxybenzone, absorb ultraviolet rays. The inorganic substances, like titanium dioxide, reflect the rays. A moisturizer works by basically "trapping" water into your skin. Some sunblocks may keep the water in your skin but moisturizers with spf don't hold the integrity of the sunblock ingrediant well.

In brief: Moisturizers poor bl

Sunblocks work by combining organic and inorganic substances.
Organic substances, like oxybenzone, absorb ultraviolet rays. The inorganic substances, like titanium dioxide, reflect the rays. A moisturizer works by basically "trapping" water into your skin. Some sunblocks may keep the water in your skin but moisturizers with spf don't hold the integrity of the sunblock ingrediant well.
Dr. Adam Bodian
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