Q. How long can sunscreens last? (Weeks? Months? Up to a year?)
Answer: A good rule of thumb is that most topical medications lose approximately 5% of their effectiveness after one year. Some actually have expiration dates on the label. I would recommend replacing with a new bottle after one year.
Q. I have been unable to find a sunscreen for my face that does not cause me to break out in a red rash. Sunscreens work fine on my body, but I have nothing to protect my face with.
Can you recommend a product that will not cause breakouts or allergic reactions? I have tried all the oil free, non-pore clogging, perfume free products I could think of. Please help. Thanks.
For the "allergy" component, I would recommend a PABA free sunscreen.
I had them frozen off a month ago. Now it looks like the freezing has caused more bumps to emerge right over the frozen area. They are sensitive to the touch and itch at times.
Question: Should I go back and have them frozen again? I am very self-conscious about them and cannot wear any lower neckline clothes.
2) The area healed with hypertrophic or keloid scars (usually present as red, slightly tender or itchy firm bumps) which can be treated with cortisone injections. Either way I recommend a re-evaluation by a dermatologist.