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What are the risks of using sunscreen?

Sunscreens may cause tightening or drying of the skin. In rare cases, sunscreens can cause skin symptoms including redness, swelling, acne, rashes, itching, stinging, clogged hair follicles, and pain in areas that are hairy.

Some people believe that using sunscreen increases the risk of not getting enough vitamin D, an important nutrient. However, this risk is not proven. If you are concerned about getting enough vitamin D, check with your doctor and consider adding more foods like fatty fish and vitamin D-enriched milk to your diet.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.