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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1 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:Mixing Sunscreens with MoisturizersI 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?
Report This| Share this:Mixing Sunscreens with MoisturizersDear Lily,<br /><br />Instead of mixing sunscreen and moisturizer, I personally counsel my patients to layer the products. <br /><br />First a little moisturizer to hydrate the skin, then a layer of a mineral sunscreen with zinc or titanium. <br /><br />In this way, you know exactly how much sunscreen that you are applying so that you are getting proper protection <img src=http://img.webmd.com/community/images/smile.gif class=post_img /><br /><br />Remember -- we need a shot glass worth to cover our body! <br /><br />Here is a demo of how much sunscreen to use from a recent Fox News Interview <br /><br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/18984658/study-minn-men-more-likely-to-see-melanoma-diagnosis">http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/18984658/study-minn-men-more-likely-to-see-melanoma-diagnosis</a>
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