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Rosacea

Which sunscreen is best for people with rosacea?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Sun Protection - sunscreen application

    Minimizing sun damage is important for all skin types, and especially crucial for those with rosacea. When choosing a sunscreen, opt for those that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provide complete sun protection and should minimize potential irritation to delicate or sensitive skin.

    Sun Protection - sunscreen application
  • APatricia K Farris, MD, Dermatology, answered

    I recommend sunscreens containing micronized forms of titanium dioxide or zinc oxide for patients with rosacea. These chemical free sunscreens are less irritating for rosacea patients and block ultraviolet rays effectively.

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