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Re: What to use while on holiday? by brillig ..... Peeling Lips Exfoliative Cheilitis

Date:   8/20/2012 9:14:08 AM ( 9 years ago ago)
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You are most welcome. If you can't find that exact product, perhaps you can find a different zinc oxide balm that reviewers think does not turn the lips too white.

The choices in general are either:
Regular zinc oxide (non-nano or non-micronized)
Micronized zinc oxide (also called nano zinc oxide)

The micronized zinc oxide has much smaller particles of zinc, which makes it less whitening. However, some health conscious people claim that the micronized zinc oxide has particles SO tiny that they can actually enter the body/bloodstream through the skin, which they believe is dangerous. Opinions on this vary.

There are no health concerns at all with the regular zinc oxide, which is a natural, "barrier" type sunscreen, meaning it protects from the sun by actually creating a physical barrier on the skin that the sun can't penetrate.

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