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sunscreen

 [sun´skrēn]
a lotion applied to the skin as protection against sunburn and the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Sunscreens are labeled with a numerical sun protection factor; the higher the number the more protection is afforded. Patients should be cautioned that the sunscreen should be reapplied after swimming or profuse sweating and that sun exposure must still be limited to prevent adverse effects.

sun·screen

(sŭn'skrēn),
A topical product that protects the skin from ultraviolet-induced erythema and resists washing off; its use also reduces formation of solar keratoses and reduces ultraviolet-B-induced melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers and wrinkling.

sunscreen

(sŭn′skrēn′)
n.
A preparation, often in the form of a cream or lotion, used to protect the skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.

sun′screen′ing adj.
A transparent lotion or cream containing oxybenzone and dioxybenzone, which absorb or scatters UVB light to reduce the risk of actinic-related malignancy and premalignancy

sunscreen

Public health A transparent substance lotion or cream containing oxybenzone and dioxybenzone, which absorbs or scatters UVB light, to ↓ the risk of actinic-related CA. See SPF rating Cf Melanoma, Sunblock, Tanning salon, Ultraviolet light.

sun·screen

(sŭn'skrēn)
A topical product that protects the skin from ultraviolet-induced erythema; its use also reduces formation of solar keratoses and may prevent ultraviolet B-induced skin cancer and wrinkling.

Sunscreen

Products which block the damaging rays of the sun. Good sunscreens contain either para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) or benzophenone, or both. Sunscreen protection factors range from 2-45.
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Patient discussion about sunscreen

Q. what does a sun block cream do? and what are a UV rays?

A. It blocks out harmful Ultra violet rays from the skin as the previous entries have related; however it can also block your ability to produce vitamin D. If you live in a northerly area or one that receives limited sunlight, its recommended to get at least 15 minutes of sun a day (this is probably best done with minimal sunblock) and according to personnal sun sensitivity. Another thing to keep in mind is that sunblock works best if applied 20 minutes before sun exposure.

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Soltan Kids Once |3 hours Waterplay Mini Spray SPF50, PS5; Soltan Kids Dry Touch Spray SPF50+, PS6; Soltan Kids Protect & Go Mini Lotion SPF50+, PS3 (boots.com) Finding sun lotions that don't irritate sensitive or eczema-prone young skin can be tricky.
Seven percent of Britons say they never wear sun lotion, with 12 percent more worried about getting wrinkles than damaging their skin, and six percent say they are more concerned with not getting tan lines and marks from sunglasses.
Iseree Firming Sun Lotion I didn't find any of the promised skin-firming benefits.
Green People Sun Lotion SPF15 with Natural Tan Accelerator, PS20 (www.greenpeople.co.uk) Lavera Organic Sun Spray SPF20, PS13.94 Pravera.co.uk) Organii Sun Milk SPF20, PS17.90 SoOrganic.com) ROLL WITH IT It's not just formulas that are getting better - applying them is evolving too.
Piz Buin Ultra Light Dry Touch Sun Fluid SPF30 150ml, Malibu Protective Lotion SPF30 200ml and Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Ultra Radiance Sun Lotion SPF30 200ml all had results lower than SPF 25, despite claiming an SPF of 30, Which?
Children were also asked their views on tanning and applying sun lotion.
NIVEA SUN LIGHT FEELING SUN LOTION SPF 30 Price: pounds 9.99 UNLIKE a lot of high factor protection sun creams that can be thick and uncomfortable, this feels a lot lighter on the skin and more like a lower factor cream.
The scientists want volunteers to be burned by jellyfish tentacles on both arms, one covered with ordinary sun block, the other with anti-jellyfish sun lotion. Unsurprisingly, only five people have registered for the test,
It found Boots Soltan 12-hour moisturising sun lotion provided a SPF of 10, five less than the level stated on the bottle.
The best product to try if you're on a budget is the Body Shop's Cocoa Butter After Sun Lotion.