Where do I start of this one?? You MUST ALWAYS wear sunscreen, you are dumb not too. Cloudy days are a must as well, you can still get sun. You shouldn't wear sunscreen on your face with any higher SPF than 15 on a NORMAL day, it can burn your skin. I always mix sunscreen in my lotion, sunscreen that won't clogg pores, that way I have it on my body everyday! You must remember that when doing so it will take the SPF factor down a few notches. There are chemical and physical suncreens out there, so find one that works for you and wear, wear, wear.
SPF 15 sunblocks are pretty light and nongreasy. You should definitely be using some protection throughout the day. Even on cloudy days. It will only help your skin in the long run. The sun is responsible for most wrinkles, age spots, blotchiness, etc.
like I said above, you should never wear anything higher than 15 on your face on a normal day. you can find sunscreen that is noncomodogenic (spelling) and it shouldn't break you out. most people find that they have a problem with sunscreen when you go into a higher spf because it will irritate your skin.
I have heard that there are some ingredients in sunblocks that are actually bad for you and can cause cancer. And I dont mean PABA which everyoene knows to avoid. Does anyone know what the ingredients? I cant remember the names.
just out of curiousity, how long do they last you? i'm trying to get an idea of how many bottles of the new stuff (240mL) i should order. i'm planning on using the ordered stuff on my face, and the crappier sunscreen i already own on my arms
I really like Hara Sunscreen, it's an SPF 30, squeaky clean formula, and is very moisturizing but won't clog pores (the zinc oxide doubles as a sunblock and antibacterial/microbial agent). Any sunscreen over 30 is kind of redundant. Studies show that SPF 45's (which use nasty chemicals to get those numbers) only work 2% better than an SPF 30. I hear they are working on a bronzing formula as zinc can make you a wee bit pale.
so hold on, the lower the spf the better? i don't understand that i thought it was the opposite. so if someone like me is looking for a sunscreen i should go no higher than 30? i''m looking currently at Ombrelle spf 45 which is rated excellent at smartskicare.com