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IS SPF 20 Enough???

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My makeup, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Makeup, contains an SPF of 20. Do you think that's enough to prevent sun damage/darkening? For me, using sunscreen, like Coppertone, generally irritates my skin and makes it look greasy. Furthermore, I don't go out in the sun much anyways.
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That's true, Suzy. Titanium dioxide (and zinc oxide) are nice broad spectrum sunscreens. Devita 30 is a great one.

Another option if you don't like those are the chemical sunscreens, but you need to look for the ingredients "mexoryl" or "tinosorb" provide photostability. Otherwise the ingredients are broken down by the photons in the sun and no longer provide any protection (and then you have to re-apply every 2 hours or so). Please read this about sunscreens, since it explains it better than I can! :

Why Tinosorb M and Tinosorb S are Effective Sun Filters Article |, Skin Care Pharmacy and Blog Specializing in Anthelios and Mexoryl Sunscreens

Parasol is avobenzone and is easily degraded by the sun unless protected by Tinosorb S/M.

A bit off topic but I just got my Sephora catalog and I am really interested in this daily SPF

Sephora: Boscia Illuminating UVA/UVB SPF 30: SPF 16 & Above

But it doesn't say parasol.

OK so after reading all teh other articles let me get this straight, if I wear a foundation with a chemical sunscreen in it it will cancel each other out since this is titanium dioxide and zinc oxide?
Avobenzone/parsol (a chemical sunscreen agent) is cancelled out by titanium dioxide.

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