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By Anonymous March 24, 2012 - 2:53pm
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i have never used sunblock. i am 29 years old. i need to know what shell i look into while purchasing sunblock. i live in asia. here most of the months are hot and humid. i do not want shine on the face. please guide me what percentage of SPF would suit me. What ingredients shell i look for. what else should i consider while purchasing a sunblock.
thank u. i look forward to ur response

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Thank u. It really helps

March 25, 2012 - 8:19am

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. The most important factor when buying sunscreen is buying something that protects your skin from UVA rays- this is actually more important than the SPF factor. An SPF of 30 will give you 97% protection from UVB rays and anything higher than that doesn't do much more. For UVA protection, look for these ingredients:


Titanium Dioxide 

Zinc Oxide 





Brands to Look for with good UVA and UVB Protection: 

Alta MD 


 Posay Obagi


 Estee Lauder

 Jan Marini






Try to stay away from those that emphasize moisturizing, and look instead for something that does what it is intended to do-- protect your skin from the sun. 

I hope this helps,


March 24, 2012 - 7:05pm
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