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hi,

can anyone help me in choosing a good sunscreen? I am 27 and never used a sunscreen before! I know it's unbelievable but I didnt know it's importance till now. I was just asociating sunscreen with tanning.. I do not want to get a tan as I already have wheatish complexion. can anyone please advise which sunscreen product is best to use? i have heard of so many products in the market namely loreal, garnier etc but I am totally confused. my skin is combination type esp. oily in t-zone n chin. once, in summer, i used my cousin's sunscreen but I didn't like it as it made my skin oilier and greasy. it looked horrible coz i was wearing my moisturiser on top.

another question: if i am using a moisturiser with spf 15, do i still need a sunscreen?

thanks u so much... i am luking fwd to some helpful replies,
pumi
 

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In the Summer you need higher than spf 15. Spf 30 is a good bet, in the winter though spf 15 should be okay. I use Priori sunscreen thats spf 30 and i use that all through the year. I'm terrified of getting wrinkles you see :[ I wear it with moisturiser though and its fine. Although its pretty pricey just for a bit of sunscreen I think i pay £16 and its only a small bottle but if you use just a tiny bit on your face and then use something different on the rest of your skin its okay because it lasts nearly a year anyway.
cool. Thank you. where do you buy your Priori sunscreen from?
 

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thank u all, but do i still have to use a sunscreen when i am using a moisturiser with spf 15?
 

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yes, a great sunscreen I use on my kids is Hamiltons sensitive. And it is relatively cheap and moisturising.

Merry Christmas - in Australia it is sun screen season!
thanks, Jess. merry xmas 2 u 2

should I use sunscreen after wearing my moisturiser or before? sorry for asking so many questions!
 

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There are several good products on the market, so I really don't see why its better to use two products when one can do the same job just as well, if not better.

Biotherm has one such product called SUN SPF 50, which is sold as a "Face Multi-protection Sun Cream SPF 50", which "moisturizes and firms."

Definately a good product, unless of course you sell products and want people to buy more than one.
Cool. Thanks, Freddy
Can I still use moisturiser then the Biotherm Sunscreen? I just feel incomplete without a moisturiser.
 

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It's a thick, rich moisturiser. You'd have to use it to see what I mean. You won't want to use a moisturiser after its applied.
I have decided to buy Biotherm sunscreen. Thanks again.
Do I have use to use it in both winter and summer? I hope it is not too late that I am only starting to wear my sunscreen at my age
 

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you should use a sunscreen after you have applied your choice of moisturiser! It is best to use it separately! Think of it, when you wash your hair! Do you think using shampoo and conditioner conbine in one is better or using it separately is better!
You should buy a sunscreen which contain avobenzone ingredients! Avobenzone protect your skin against long wave rays and also oxybenzone ingredients protects your skin against short wave! Many skincare products contain oxybenzone but don't contain anything to protect against uva rays but unless it also contain zinc oxide, titanium dioxide! Hope this will help
thanks for ur advice, dear. I will keep this into account when I buy my sunscreen
 

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Good point, Freddy. Will a pea amount of sunscreen suffice for the face or more?
 

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I need to use loads of sunscreen due to pigment probs and have combination skin too.loads say non oily but they are, so you end up using too little then it ends up ineffective.The no1 for me is Loreal solar expertise.In a 50ml bottle for about £9.It says anti wrinkle and brown spot,MATT FLUID protection.Amazing stuff.You can put loads on and it sinks into an oily skin leaving it soft and matt and i was still able to dot a bit of moisturiser over the top without going gloopy, plus your make up goes on well after. I couldn't be without it in the summer months,I think they did other spf factors too in the same range.It lasted me ages.
This is exactly the kind of sun protection I have been looking for .. a sunscreen that leaves my skin matte. You've been a gr8 help, Juadlu.
Thanks so much
 

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Does anybody know if the L'oreal expertise sun protection is a sunscreen or sunblock?


I am very interested in this product as it is a matte fluid and my skin always gets extremely oily after I wear anything
 

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I just posted up a review of the sunscreen I told you about. It's SPF50. You should check it out on the blog, I've been VERY VERY happy with it lately.
Hi Freddy,

I have read about the Biotherm sunscreen on ur blog but it seems to tan the skin which I don't want
I am wheatish already. I am going to my homeland next week and it's really sunny over there. I badly need to buy sunprotection. I've got fine lines on my forehead. Any thought of how to get rid of this? I duno if this is due to sun damage??

Thanks
 
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