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What is the best sunscreen to protect from melasma?
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:27 pm      Reply with quote
Please share your experience on the best sunscreen to keep melasma from darkening. I have dry sometimes sensitive skin. But since I've been using moisturizers and drinking lots of water my skin has been more normal than dry lately.

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Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:39 am      Reply with quote
Faithfully10 wrote:
Please share your experience on the best sunscreen to keep melasma from darkening. I have dry sometimes sensitive skin. But since I've been using moisturizers and drinking lots of water my skin has been more normal than dry lately.


Can someone please share?

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Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:02 am      Reply with quote
Hi Faithfully10,

I have a few brown spots on my face too due to sun damage. I'm looking for a good sunscreen too.

Sunscreen has always been a popular subject on EDS. Just do a search for "sunscreen" or "sunblock", you should be able to pull out some helpful threads. Also, try searching threads posted by users like "Molly", "h.kitty", "badbird", "theresaL", etc (there are lots but just to name a few that I remember).

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Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:00 pm      Reply with quote
I second the recommendation to search through some of the older posts on the forum. There is a ton of great information to be found but it can be hard to sift through and narrow down.

The basic answer though is that a sunscreen with a high PPD factor should be the most effective against melasma. SPF, which is the factor advertised the most, refers to the protection against rays that burn (UVB), not rays that tan/darken (UVA).

Figuring out the PPD factor can be a challenge though since many sunscreens do not advertise this number like the SPF. There is a link in one of the old posts to a site that will calculate the PPD factor when you enter the type/amount of sunscreen ingredients included in the particular one you're considering. (Sorry, I can't remember the name of the site.) Once you become familiar with which ingredients protect against UVA and which protect against UVB you'll be better prepared to judge how effective the sunscreen is even if they don't state their PPD factor. And of course good UVB protection is extremely important as well; this just seems to be easier to find than good UVA protection.

You may already be familar with this information (SPF vs PPD, UVB protection vs UVA) but it was news to me when I came to this forum and extremely enlightening. I am still in the process of finding a specific sunscreen I love so I don't have a real recommendation for you, just some info to pass along. I think finding the perfect sunscreen that is both effective and pleasurable to use is a trial-and-error journey we all go through.

HTH!

I do admit to still being pretty new at all this so if any this information is incorrect or misleading, somebody please correct me! Very Happy

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Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:16 am      Reply with quote
So far for me either Dr. Lewinn's sunscreen or Skinceuticals SPF 20 have been the only 2 to keep my freckles from darkening up. I just bought and received UV Natural SPF 30 sunscreen, and it may well work, but it is horrible (leaves face extremely greasy). The Dr. Lewinn's is thick and but this really absorbs very quickly and after it is absorbed it does not leave a white greasy film, but a matte finish.
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Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:58 pm      Reply with quote
Faithfully...(Welcome!) One of the things I've learned on this forum, is that there are two types of sunscreen: Chemical and Physical. Chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the skin and go best with liquid makeups. Physical sunscreens go with mineral makeup since they are mineral based (titanium and Zinc oxide.) Apparently if you don't put the right one together with your makeup, you cancel out the sunscreen. I think that is right....maybe someone else will chime in.

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Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:02 am      Reply with quote
The site that will calculate sunscreens' PPDs is CIBA Sunscreen Simulator. You can google to find it.

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