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What sunscreen product ingredients can help rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The sunscreen ingredients best for skin with rosacea are those that filter both UVA and UVB rays of the sun without irritating skin. These ingredients include the physical blocking agents titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. In addition, certain ingredients in sunscreen bases are well tolerated by people with rosacea. Look for silicone ingredients (dimethicone, cyclomethicone) and avoid sunscreens with an alcohol base. Often pediatric sunscreens or moisturizers that contain sunscreen are formulated with these ingredients. Always choose a product with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.

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