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    Mixing Sunscreens with Moisturizers
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    LilyThompson posted:
    I have read at quite a few articles on the importance of sunscreens to prevent photoaging and the importance of moisturizers to rehydrate dry skin. I also read in one location that mixing the two and applying leads to additional benefits of both sunscreens and moisturizers. Is that true?
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    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    Dear Lily,

    Instead of mixing sunscreen and moisturizer, I personally counsel my patients to layer the products.

    First a little moisturizer to hydrate the skin, then a layer of a mineral sunscreen with zinc or titanium.

    In this way, you know exactly how much sunscreen that you are applying so that you are getting proper protection

    Remember -- we need a shot glass worth to cover our body!

    Here is a demo of how much sunscreen to use from a recent Fox News Interview

    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/18984658/study-minn-men-more-likely-to-see-melanoma-diagnosis


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