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If you use a sunscreen regularly is it chemical based (avobenzone, Mexoryl SX/XL, etc) or physical blocking (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide)?




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 18, 2010
    • Oh you are a tricky one! Both physical and chemical but I don’t like the feel....recomendations?




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      Trudy S wrote Feb 18, 2010
    • I don’t generally use sunscreen...which most would find interesting since I am a pale skinned red head!

      I too don’t like how they feel or spreading chemicals on my skin.

       I lived in the tropics for 7 years and just did as the locals did.... keep covered up.  Hats & long sleeved cotton or silk.  

      I never got burned.  I look pretty wrinkle free too, for 45!




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      Pharmagirl wrote Feb 18, 2010
    • Trudy - covering up probably best thing to do, followed by sunscreen if you can’t (or won’t). And you do look great, whatever your age!

      Vikki - prefer to use non-chemical where possible. Like Keys Solar Rx b/c it doesn’t leave a white cast. Am also in process of bringing out own label zinc oxide product, but it is taking so long... Will keep you posted.




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      Maryann Rhodey wrote Feb 18, 2010
    • My sunscreen is made without the chemicals and uses zinc oxide as one of its ingredients.  I can not believe how well it works and it doesn’t feel sticky on your skin.  My grandson was a little under 2 and we took him to the beach.  I put the sunscreen on him and didn’t reapply it again.  He sat out in the sun playing on the sand for a good 2-3 hours and not a touch of redness on his little body or skin.  Can’t live without it.




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