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Would not mind some recommendations. Thanks
CAN A NON TINTED AND TINTED SUNSCREEN BE BLENDED AND USED?
Thank you for the information in this blog. So, my question is , can we use the tinted and non tinted together ?
Can you give us some recommendations for tinted sunscreen?Thanks
Avene tinted mineral sunscreen
I have two different tinted sunscreens that contain zinc oxide, will they work as well as the tinted sunscreen with iron oxide
Awesome article!!! It answers my questions about tinted sunscreens which I thought was all hipe for a tan. I am prone to hyperpigmentation and melasma so now I feel safe and comfortable to try the tinted sunscreens with iron oxide. Brilliant! Thank you!
As a 75 year old fair skinned male dealing with the effects of sun I’m looking for the best film I can use in a vehicle to protect me. I’m treated on and off and I would like to help my cause in not my problem worse than it needs to be. A vehicle is not a good place to be for people like me.
I would like protection for my skin but also tinting that keeps the vehicle cooler in the summer. In NJ that would mean a fairly dark tint but not extreme.
It doesn’t make sense to depend on a vendor to be my best source.
Any chance someone could reply directly?
I heard that some sunscreens aren’t good for you is that true? Isn’t it better to wear sunscreen than not wear it at all. I heard we all need the sun to survive how long is a good time to be outdoors to get the benefits without being out there too long. Is there a certain time of day that is best to be outdoors to get benefits from the sun?
I actually like the white zinc oxide on my face just because its easily visible for spoting unprotected areas.
With Pigments, I find it MUCH harder to identify areas on the skin that are unprotected unless spending a significant amount of time.
Which ruins the whole point of having fun in the sun doesn’t it? Spend more time applying sunscreen instead of whatever activity you choose 😀
You can check the EPA EWG database to see sunscreens ranked for toxicity.
The best time to get some sun is early morning. Avoid direct sun exposure 11am to 3pm .
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