Posted by: Tanya | 2007/04/25

Sun attacking face

I wear sunglasses all the time when I am outdoors which is also alot as I live on a boat. In the past 6monthsmy cheekbones, just below my sunglasses are continually being burnt even if I have 45 sunblock on them. This then creates a small dry, scab (not very itchy) and it reappears each time. Also two spots on the right hand side of my jawbone, near my chin. I try wear a hat and sunblock at all times and then the splotches dissappear. But then come back if I burn. I have also stopped using any moisturiser which has colourants or perfumes, using a natural vege cream. But even if I wear sunblock my face burns and I have been called a raccoon once too many. Please help.

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Dear Tanya
These rough or red spots can be a sign of early skin cancer - rather let your Dermatologist have a look. The contact of the glasses on your skin may cause sweating that rubs off the sunblock, so you have to reapply every 3-4 hours. Try Techniblock - youll find at Dischem.

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