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Is it better to tan for 10 minutes without sun protection or the equivalent x amount of minutes with sunscreen?

For tanning efficiency purposes (i.e. getting as tanned as possible with as little skin damage as possible) is it better to tan for 10 minutes without sunscreen or the equivalent x amount of minutes ...
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Calculating sun exposure limit over changing UV index

I'm currently working on an engineering project which monitors the users current UV exposure and attempts to calculate how much time they can safely remain in the sun. An issue I've encountered is ...
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Why did the FDA approve Biafine only in 2006?

Biafine is a topical non-steroidal medication, which has been used use in France for over 25 years. Why did the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Biafine for prescription only in 2006?
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One sunburn peels after 2 days, another after 2 weeks. Why?

I once did a long bike ride that burned my legs (low sun intensity/focus, long exposure time). They were immediately sore but didn't peel until 2 weeks later. I once swum a bit and burned my ...
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Safe UV exposure time

How long can our body be exposed to UV to not cause health problems like skin cancer, etc,. In some parts of the USA, the UV index can reach High (7-9). I'm trying to understand if I need to stay ...
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Can a sunburn increase your resting heart rate?

I've been using a Fitbit to track my resting heartrate (among other things). The value has consistently been in the 55-60 range for several weeks (most typical value over the past week or two is 57). ...
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Why isn't Biafine sold OTC in the US?

I wonder why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Biafine for prescription only, i.e. cannot be sold OTC. Does Biafine contain any ingredients that are more harmful than other OTC drugs? It ...
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Better than biafine?

My friend has an extreme form of vitiligo so she has developed an extreme sensitivity to the sun and gets sunburns quickly. She uses Biafine often and also Epitheliale AH. What are some alternatives ...