Lots of sensitive skin sufferers opt for baby beauty products, because they’re gentler and kinder on the skin, and now a doctor has weighed in and said baby sunscreen is perfectly good for adults, and they’re cheaper.
Can adults use baby sunscreen?
Yes, but only if it’s a mineral or physical formula, says Engelman. “You want something that’s formulated with either zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or a combination of the two,” she explains. So, look for those two ingredients and make sure that it offers broad spectrum (or UVA/UVB) protection of at least 30.
Is Baby Sunscreen the same as adult?
Baby and kid sunscreens often have the same active ingredients as the adult versions, but with cuter labeling and marketing. Your kids won’t be more protected with a “baby” SPF 30 sunscreen than with a “regular” SPF 30 sunscreen, if both are water-resistant and have the same active ingredients.
Can you use baby sunscreen?
Not usually. Your infant’s sensitive skin is vulnerable to serious burns. But sunscreen isn’t the answer, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That’s because infants are at greater risk than adults of sunscreen side effects, such as a rash.
What is the difference between Baby sunscreen and regular?
The biggest difference is that baby sunscreen is usually a mineral or physical sunscreen as opposed to a chemical sunscreen. … These ingredients sit on top of the skin instead of being absorbed into the skin, making it safer and cause less irritation than other chemicals used in conventional sunscreen.
Is baby Products good for adults?
This is because they don’t cleanse skin and remove buildup effectively, leading to clogged pores which result in bumps and breakouts. Further, baby creams contain a lot of pore-clogging lipids to protect baby skin. To use such comedogenic products on adults is a recipe for acne.
Can you use normal sunscreen on face?
“Certainly if you only have one sunscreen, you can use your body sunscreen on your face,” says New York-based dermatologist Marisa Garshick. “The protective ingredients are typically the same, but sometimes people find that the sunscreens formulated for the body aren’t as elegant or easy to rub into the face.”
What age is baby sunscreen for?
Tiny Babies, Big Risk
You may be tempted to reach for the sunscreen, but The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends waiting until the baby is 6 months old before introducing sunscreen. The best ways to keep infants sun safe are with shade and clothing.
Can adults use Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby sunscreen?
It may have been developed for babies, but adults are the ones who will truly appreciate this high-SPF sunscreen—it’s waterproof and it doesn’t leave a white cast (rare for a physical block). Plus, the fragrance-free, hypoallergenic formula won’t irritate sensitive skin.