Help! My Suncreen Burns My Eyes When I Sweat!

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I hear every day from patients that they would like to wear sunscreen on their face when they are outside, but it burns their eyes when they sweat. Fortunately, not all sunscreens cause this issue. There are two types of sunscreens – chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens provide great protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but many of them can burn if they get near your eyes. The good news is that physical sunscreens also provide great sun protection but do not burn!  Don’t let the wrong sunscreen spoil your outdoor fun — look for sunscreens whose only active ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. My favorite is Elta 47, my family and I wear it all the time when we are out hiking, boating or playing at the park and we never have problem with burning eyes.

-Dr. Creswell

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