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    Default Any suggestions on a quality sunscreen/sunblock?

    I have combination normal/oily facial skin and need to purchase a quality sunblock for my next trip to Brazil. It will be very hot, sunny and humid there in late December, early January. I need a sunscreen lotion that will not make my skin break out. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Any suggestions on a quality sunscreen/sunblock?

    In my experience, all of the common drugstore sunscreens with SPF > 30 work very well. The key is to apply often, not even a SPF 90 of the most expensive brand will protect you well after three hours, and less if you sweat a lot.

    If you have specific needs, I found this video quite informative:
    http://www.lisaeldridge.com/video/25...rt-1/?tag=2879

    Part 2 is dedicated to special products for sun intolerant people.

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    Default Re: Any suggestions on a quality sunscreen/sunblock?

    Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30

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    Default Re: Any suggestions on a quality sunscreen/sunblock?

    No Ad...great stuff and very cheap since they don't advertise (hence the name).
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    Default Re: Any suggestions on a quality sunscreen/sunblock?

    I use this on my face every day with no problems: Eucerin Daily Protextion Moisturizing Face Lotion, SPF 30 (this is unscented and has never done a single bad thing to my face.)

    For the rest of my body, Hawaiian Tropic all the way. Smells decent, not greasy and doesn't make me break out.
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    Default Re: Any suggestions on a quality sunscreen/sunblock?

    Thank you very much for the suggestions. Very helpful.

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    Default Re: Any suggestions on a quality sunscreen/sunblock?

    Neutrogena face sport. Works well in humidity and is good for oily skin like mine. Reapply tho...

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    Read up on sunscreens versus sun blockers. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are physical blockers and work better for me. They sit on top of your skin and reflect it off. Other sun screens are chemicals and absorbed the UVB and just don't work well for me. I have fair skin and only burn. I have also had skin cancer removed from my nose so I started to do a lot of research and compare what really worked for me. One of my favorites is All Terrain AquaSport Lotion, SPF 30. It contains 16% zinc oxide, rubs in clear and is water resistant. The best place I have found to compare sun screens is on the Environmental Working Group Sun Screen website. Be careful when comparing SPF numbers, they refer to the effectiveness to UVB or skin burning but not UVA protection.

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    I also look for something with a physical block, and remember that wearing a hat or carrying an umbrella for shade is also a sunblock. Don't rely too much on chemical sunscreens, they may keep you from burning but not protect from other effects of the sunlight on your skin. Shade yourself and use physical blocks in addition to chemical sunscreens.

    Cerave makes a good zinc based sunblock, non-irritating but ooh it is ghostly pasty white-ifying. Neutrogena makes good chemical sunblocks for oily skin, if you are not sensitive to the chemicals, but like Mmcaleer notes, a sunscreen is Not A Sunblock, use it as a tool but shade your skin as well, be moderate with exposure.

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