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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Patricia Farris, MD, Dermatology, answered
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
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.