• 31Mar

    We are going to a zoo tomorrow and it will be an all day event. Alot of the sun screen lotions that I find says its for 6 months and older. Is there any for under 6 months that are safe to use and which do you recommend?

    no sunsreen under 6 months. Wear a wide brimmed hat and keep him/her in the shade of the stroller and out of the sun.

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  • 31Mar

    Hello yahoo users,i started researching about ingredients and chemicals, about all of my products contain parabens and although i dont mind i have set a goal that after im done using these personal care products i will try my best to buy products with no parabens, so if a sun blocker contains let's say zinc oxide or avobenzone both being great ingredients on sunscreens but if it contains parabens as well, is it still a good sunscreen? should i ignore the parabens and be happy that i found one with good ingredients? thanks..

    sunscreen with parabens at 1% level (classified as food-grade) should be fine.. important thing is using sunscreen with the right ingredients that you mentioned.

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  • 31Mar

    I need a sunscreen for my face because I will be spending extended periods of time outside in Cali.

    BullFrog is pretty good, but it spoils within a couple of months. There is a HUGE difference between 70+ and 30!! SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. than means if you haev SPF 30, it will {or should} protect you 30 times better than without sunscreen. Each number has a different protection rate.

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  • 24Mar

    I know I should keep him out of direct sunlight but we are going down South so I know I will need sunscreen.
    he will be 4 months at that time, i did not know you should not use sunscreen on babies under 6 months, i thought you should always use it on babies. i will just try to get an umbrella and keep it over him.

    You do not say how old your baby is so that will make a difference. If your baby is younger than 6 months than he/she should not be in direct sunlight for long periods of time necessitating sunscreen. If, however, it is just not possible to keep the baby in the shade, covered with a lightweight blanket, or otherwise out of the direct sun, then applying a bit of sunscreen is a better alternative than using nothing. Sunscreens have not been tested on babies under 6 months so there is no scientific evidence to show if using it or not is most beneficial. We always carry an umbrella so that no matter where we are we can always provide shade for the baby. We live in Michigan and often traveled south to visit relatives. It is easy to keep babies out of the sun, even at the beach, with an umbrella. Regardless of your baby's age, be sure to keep his/her head covered with a nice wide-brimmed hat that covers ears and neck. If your baby is older than 6 months, there are many sunscreens on the market made specifically for babies and children. Look for one of these. The absolute lowest SPF that really does any good at all is 15. 30 or 45 or even 60 are better choices. Put the sunscreen on your baby before you go out for the day and re-apply if he/she gets wet or every 2 hours. My children are now 28, 26, 23, and 10 and I have an almost 12 month old grandson. My 26 year old was diagnosed with Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, when he was only 16 years old. He was never into laying out in the sun or obsessed with getting a tan nor is he a big outdoors person. However, he is quite fair skinned and we have family history of skin cancer plus he had several bad sunburns as a child. We were fortunate to know the signs of a changing mole and got him right in to the doctor. It has been 9 years since his treatment and remains cancer free at this time. I commend you for wanting to protect your baby from the sun. It does have potential to cause serious health concerns. In addition to applying sunscreen frequently and adequately, wear protective clothing, and remember to keep your baby hydrated with water if you must be out in the direct sun. If there is no way to avoid it make the time period short, but try to always have something to create shade for the baby, even if it is your own body.

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  • 24Mar

    I'm looking for something that will prevent those little brown spots ( hyperpigmentation / melasma?? ) and also prevent breakouts at the same time. I was looking at some products with zinc oxide, but am unsure if they clog pores. I've looked at drugstore stuff like oil of olay, neutrogena, etc… & some dermatologist type stuff like obagi. Any input would be great.

    Thanks!

    you need a sunBLOCK not sunSCREEN, with sunscreen UV rays are still coming though and damaging your skin make sure you were sunblock EVERYday even on cloudy days 80% of rays are still getting through clouds. Clarins is a really good sunblock check out Sephora.com for more brands and information or the products

    oh and melasma is "the pregnancy mask" its discoloration from hormones when your pregnant

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