one that has all the protection necessary when using lightening products (hydroquinone), but wont be too shiny or heavy? Brands? and how often should it be re-applied during a normal day of running errands?
Best Sunscreen for Men?
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Sunscreen for men
Above all, your sunscreen should provide full spectrum (broad) UVA and UVB protection. Then, depending on your skin type, as opposed to your gender, a sunscreen should be selected. For example, if you have sensitive/allergic skin, a physical block will be used since this has minimal to no chemicals....so it will be best tolerated. Or, if you have skin with acne or acne rosacea, a sunblock with niacinamide would be a good choice. If you have dry skin, you might chose a sunblock with hyaluronic acid as a non-comedogenic moisturizer. If you have uneven pigmentation, you might chose a sunblock with a tint. Elta-MD is a sunblock manufacturer with more than 7 categories of sunblock...so you and your doctor can chose the best one for your skin type.
Best of luck,
Dr. Michelle Yagoda, NYC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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