Dermatology Community
Fair skin and sun protection?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fair skin and sun protection?

I have pale skin that is prone to acne and burns easily. (I use benzoyl peroxide and anti-biotics that make me more vulerable to the sun)

I've gone through several different sunscreens, my last one being NO-AD, which had an SPF of 50 and UVA/UVB protection, however, it was terribly greasy and it seemed to make my face more likely to break out.

I have since then switched to a product called Aveeno that is a daily moisturizer with an SPF protection of 15.
Now of course 15 is a lot less than 50, but I don't know how much SPF I need and if it varies by skin type. So I was wondering if I needed to switch to yet another brand?
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
I used neutrogena which was non-greasy and had an spf of 30 or 40 i believe.... not bad.... but i would only use it for the beach, not for every day use since SPF irritates sensitive skin.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ
1096512_tn?1384893378
Blank
vedadhar
Hyderabad, India