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I have chemical burns all over my face from sunblock <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'm going to *try* an all natural one when my face clears up, but I'm truly thinking about just buying an SPF rated hat and staying out of the sun.<br><br>
I look like a monster, and my face HURTS <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Aww, I am sorry!<br><br>
I have pretty sensitive skin too..and I had great luck with Alba products for sunscreen. <a href="http://www.albabotanica.com/?id=72" target="_blank">http://www.albabotanica.com/?id=72</a><br><br>
It is rather pricey...but one tube lasted me all summer (and I still have some left...). I don't know if it will work for you, since everyone is sensitive in different ways though...<br><br>
The sun hat sounds good too though!
 

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I'm sooooo sorry. That happened to my mom when I was 12yo. We were on a 2 wwk backpacking trip at the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
There was an interesting article on the Mercola site a few weeks ago, regarding sun exposure and why sunscreens are really not good for you. Living in So.Cal and having a history of skin cancer in the imediate family I am not willing to give them up yet, but it really made me think and minimize my usage in favor of hats and such.<br><br>
I hope you heal quickly and find something that works for you
 

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I just use an everyday Neutragena moisturizer with SPF 15. Seems to work well as I have sensitive skin as well. But then again I live in northern New England.<br>
So sorry you're in pain! I hope it heals up quickly.
 

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Ugh - we had the same issue a couple of weeks ago when my girls came home from school looking like they both applied rouge all over their faces!!! I kicked myself for trying a new brand!<br><br>
Beware of the sunscreens that have "botanicals" if you're sensitive. You might try one of the baby sunscreens (not the regular, but the natural). Both my girls are very sensitive to sunscreens - especially their faces (Neutrogena didn't work for us). California Baby makes a sunscreen that is not a chemical one, but a particle one (I think it's zinc that makes it work) but I think it does have lavender in it so do a patch test first, Weleda also make one but I haven't tried it. The down-side is that it takes awhile to rub-in. Both my girls do okay with Eucerin face/lip stick, but it is better if I put a little moisurizer on first (we use Weleda).<br><br>
Also, once opened, sunscreens have a life of 12 months. We also wear hats in addition to sunscreen (The sun is strong up here in Sweden) We like <a href="http://www.sundayafternoons.com" target="_blank">www.sundayafternoons.com</a> for great SPF hats!
 

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Ouch! I have no advice on the sunscreen, but I do want to agree with you in that it <i>IS</i> going to be a long summer for all of us!
 

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Where I live, it's common to use sun umbrellas. Felt kinda funny doing it at first, but now I much prefer it to sunscreen. I bought a silver one with the UV on it and it helps so much. We haven't used any sunscreen. We go out when the UV isn't as high and only for short times. I have BullFrog brand that someone gave us but that's for emergencies I figure.<br><br>
FWIW, March-April is our summer aka "Hot Season". I looked on weather.com the other day and it said, "97F, feels like 116F" It's miserable.
 

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owww, owww, owwww<br><br>
I'm so sorry that's terrible. I hope your skin cools down quickly. good luck in finding a new sun screen. yesterday it hit 100 here, and I though, "OMG, what have I done?" Who on earth in their right mind gets pregnant when they are going to be carrying during the hottest months of the year? What a fool I am.
 

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My daughter has this happen with anything with avobenzone in it which shows up in a lot of the extra protection products (I think it can also be listed as parsol 1789). We stick with blue lizard for sensitive skin or baby now which just has titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for protection and no fragrances (the bottle turns color when exposed to uv rays, kind of neat to know when you need to put it on).
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Aggggggh, I hear ya. Besides being light skinned and very sensitve to the sun. I hate the heat!!! We will be 9mons preg. in Aug! It will be a very LONG summer!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My daughter has this happen with anything with avobenzone in it which shows up in a lot of the extra protection products (I think it can also be listed as parsol 1789). We stick with blue lizard for sensitive skin or baby now which just has titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for protection and no fragrances (the bottle turns color when exposed to uv rays, kind of neat to know when you need to put it on).</div>
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The blue lizard is what pushed me over the edge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br>
I'm going to look into some of the other suggestions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thanks ladies!
 

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I get sun poisoning every year in spring, the chemical sunscreens just do not work for me. I use a physical block that has zinc oxide as the block. I have used this <a href="http://www.ecostore.co.nz/product.cfm?ID=1237" target="_blank">http://www.ecostore.co.nz/product.cfm?ID=1237</a> it lasted a long time. I also found some zinc oxide, no chemical sunscreen at our organic store. HTH<br>
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wow that is horrible. Hope your face get's better quickly. The Hat sounds like a great idea. My girls eyes start burning with sunblock, someone turned me on to Clinque, they have a sunscreen with no chemicals and it works great.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The blue lizard is what pushed me over the edge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br>
I'm going to look into some of the other suggestions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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They aren't all the same, definitely check ingredients. The baby and sensitive have just the physical blocks, not any of the chemical blocks, but I'm sure some of the other blue lizards may have them (same with other brands).
 

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I use Arbonne Baby sunscreen. Everything else gives me a rash or stings like hell.
 

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Oh ouch!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just use an everyday Neutragena moisturizer with SPF 15. Seems to work well as I have sensitive skin as well. But then again I live in northern New England.<br>
So sorry you're in pain! I hope it heals up quickly.</div>
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That is what I used for years. Now, I don't plan to use it anymore. I don't feel comfortable with the ingredients.<br><br>
I had a hat, but I just threw it away and decided to get a new one because the old one was stained and discolored. I guess I need to look for one.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">owww, owww, owwww<br><br>
I'm so sorry that's terrible. I hope your skin cools down quickly. good luck in finding a new sun screen. yesterday it hit 100 here, and I though, "OMG, what have I done?" Who on earth in their right mind gets pregnant when they are going to be carrying during the hottest months of the year? What a fool I am.</div>
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I didn't expect to conceive so quickly!
 

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I certainly didn't expect to concieve as quickly as I did either!<br><br>
I had my IUD out on Nov. 3rd, had a "period" on the 7th, DH was home for ONE NIGHT on the 15th and the rest is history! LOL
 
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