Sunscreens for Rosacea Sufferers

For many the sun is high on their list of rosacea triggers. Finding a gentle but effective sunscreen will be an important part of your daily rosacea beating regime. With many physical (mostly zinc oxide or titanium dioxide based) and chemical sunscreens to choose from, with and without tinting, your quest to find a great sunscreen starts here. One place to start might be RosaceaCare’s Tinted ZincO and Vanicream Sunscreens.

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In a December 2005 message titled Safety of sunscreens containing nanoparticles of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, the TGA – Therapeutic Goods Administration (who are responsible for Regulating Australia’s medicines, medical devices, blood, tissues and chemicals) have stated that Further research is needed to establish if these materials are absorbed into human skin and if […]

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Rosac is a topical preparation that combines 2 sunscreens with sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur. Other Sulfacetmide preparations include Plexion, Rosanil and Rosula. Rosac contains avobenzone (Parsol 1789) and octinoxate (also known as Octyl methoxycinnamate) as chemical sunscreens. This study is saying that rosac cream was better at reducing papules and pustules and redness as well. […]

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There has been some concern amoungst rosacea sufferers about possible health problems with micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. An article was published in 1997 with an alarmist title “Titanium Dioxide/Zinc Oxide nanoparticles from sunscreen are found to cause free radicals in skin cells, damaging DNA” Oxford University and Montreal University, Dunford, Salinaro et al. […]

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It is well understood that for good sun protection both UVA and UVB needs to be blocked. As the sun is a trigger for many rosacea sufferers, good sun protection is a must. Lets look at Mexoryl. Mexoryl SX (patented by L’Oreal) is a photostable UVA filter that is used in sunscreens available in many […]

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