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Sunblock or sunscreen

does one prevent tanning more?


Asked by Jazmineamomma at 11:56 AM on May. 17, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • (Cont'd) ....However, some new zinc oxide products are available in brightly colored preparations which are popular with young people. The amount of sun protection these sunblocks provide, while potentially high, cannot be quantified in the same manner as sunscreen SPFs. Physical sunscreen is recommended for individuals who have unusual sensitivity to UVR. Most recently on the sun protection scene is sun-protective clothing designed to block UVA and UVB radiation. The effective SPF is greater that 30."

    PS: My favorite for me and the kids (and baby would be) is "Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunblock Stick" SPF 60+.
    It's Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, and it's a sunblock. But it goes on pretty CLEAR - lightens a tiny bit. Doesn't melt into your eyes.. and lasts a long time. Just have to reapply if sweating profusely, in the sun for more than 2-3 hrs, or lots of waterplay.

    Answer by Harmy at 12:06 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Hi, honey. :)

    Did some research 4 u . They are about the same, it can vary by product. Here's more info:

    What is the difference between sunscreen and sunblock?
    Sunscreens can be classified into two major types: chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens contain special ingredients that act as filters and reduce ultraviolet radiation penetration to the skin. These sunscreens often are colorless and maintain a thin visible film on the skin. These sunscreens usually contain UVB absorbing chemicals and more recently contain UVA absorbers as well.

    Physical Sunscreens, most often referred to as sunblocks, are products containing ingredients such a titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which physically block ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Sunblocks provide broad protection against both UVB and UVA light. They can be cosmetically unacceptable to many people, because they are often messy, visible and do not easily wash off. However, some ne

    Answer by Harmy at 12:02 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • A sunblock is a physical barrier that works on the surface of your skin. It will prevent tanning. Sunscreen works by soaking into your skin and creating a chemical screen. It will prevent tanning if used correctly.

    Answer by misses_nick at 12:03 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • my kids use 100+ spf sunblock..... i dont wanna risk skin cancer. I use 25spf sunbock

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:01 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Gracias

    Comment by Jazmineamomma (original poster) at 3:30 PM on May. 17, 2011