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Old 02-06-07, 11:06 AM   #1
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A Gentler Sunscreen for Face?

Since I moved to Florida, I use sunscreen on my face more than ever when cycling. Now it seems my face is blotchy, especially around the temples and forehead. I must be allergic to this stuff. I have experienced skin allergies before. Once I put vitamin E goo on my leg to hopefully help heal a wound, but doing that was a big mistake. My allergic reaction was so severe that I know have some permanent scarring.

Does anyone know of an effective sunscreen that may not cause allergic reactions or similar problems on the face?

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Old 02-06-07, 11:28 AM   #2
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I also developed an allergy to sunscreen. My face swelled up really big, turned red, and it was very itchy. Now I use Neutrogena sunblock, and it seems to work for me. I use Neutrogena lotion also, since it is more skin friendly. I have rosacea, so I have to use fragrence free and dye free soaps and lotions. My dermatoligist recomended Neutrogena and also Eucerin. Dont know if Eucerin comes in a sunscreen. Ive been looking for it.
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Old 02-06-07, 02:46 PM   #3
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I use Johnson & Johnson's Purpose as a daily screen/after shave lotion. Add Dermatone SPF 36 when boating and cycling.
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Old 02-06-07, 04:08 PM   #4
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oil of olay w/sunscreen is gentle and doesn't sting the eyes. yes I'm a guy. learned about this from my brother-in-law who fishes alot.
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Old 02-06-07, 09:39 PM   #5
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oil of olay w/sunscreen is gentle and doesn't sting the eyes. yes I'm a guy. learned about this from my brother-in-law who fishes alot.
+1

I'm a fair-skinned redhead and the Olay goes on above the neck with junky, greasy, regular sunscreen for legs, arms, etc. It's very nice, but I don't know about alergies though.
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