Sun Protection Week: Day 1 – I Don’t Think I Need To Use A Separate Sunscreen. There, I Said It!

8 thoughts on “Sun Protection Week: Day 1 – I Don’t Think I Need To Use A Separate Sunscreen. There, I Said It!”

  1. That’s a lot of science and math ate rae!

    If I’m in the beach, I’d happily slap more than 1/3 teaspoon of sunblock on my face. But on an ordinary day? I don’t worry that much as long as I have my umbrella and my foundation has at least SPF20. There was a time when I’d use a sunblock too but it felt too heavy, too oily and too much work.

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    1. It’s really difficult to find one that’ll work. It took me a lot of trial and error aka money. I wanted something that looks ok on its own and under makeup.

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  2. I love these kinds of topics because we have a chance to exercise our anti-marketing / anti-consumerism side a bit. I don’t think SPF is a lie, but think about it: these derma studies are bought by skincare brands. Of course they have to end with an SPF recommendation. I bet they tell you you have to reapply every hour, just so their product flies off the shelves faster.

    I think there’s truth to SPF requirement. But high-rise cave dwellers need significantly less SPF: only for their short exposure during the commute and indirect exposure while indoors. Also, skin tone factors in this. Fair-skinned people are more prone to sun damage.

    I like to draw the line at makeup. If my powder/foundation has SPF, I pat myself on the back. If not, I don’t even reach for the extra tube of SPF. I just tell myself the layer of makeup (however thin) is enough cover. If my skin was oily I’d tell myself that was enough protection, lol.

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    1. I agree. I have to admit that I feel the same way — I don’t need to put that much on because I only get incidental sun exposure. But I slap a lot on when I go to the beach, probably more than needed.

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  3. Biore’s UV Perfect Face Milk has negligible white cast but some makeup might not work with it. The correct amount of sunscreen really looks to much at first, but it’s something I can tolerate because I cannot wear makeup anyway.

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    1. I currently have 4 sunscreens/blocks in rotation but I’ve been meaning to try Biore since I read of your review on Perfect Face when I back-tracked. My fave sunblock is also mostly zinc oxide and Perfect Face seems like a good alternative.

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