Author Topic: sunscreens  (Read 2173 times)

itchyfeet

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sunscreens
« on: September 12, 2011, 22:53:49 UTC »
Does anyone know of an effective sunscreen that does not burn your eyes while diving ? I generally use a zinc and titanium based product which my dermatologist advised. However I was told by a dive master not to use any sunscreens at all since he had seen many people with burning eye problems secondary to their use. And my dermatologist had no good recommendations either.  thanx

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Re: sunscreens
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 13:37:57 UTC »
Hi itchyfeet,

A sun-reflecting physical block, such as the titanium dioxide/zinc oxide combo you report using, adheres better than do sun-absorbing chemical protectants (e.g., octyl methoxycinnamate) and doesn't run as easily. If such a block does get into the eye, they may be transiently bothersome but shouldn't cause any meaningful irritation and pose no threat to the eye. Just make sure the physical block you are using is high quality and doesn't contain questionable petroleum derivatives.

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DocVikingo

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robinneal

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Re: sunscreens
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 22:26:12 UTC »
try raw elements..

 

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