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.


    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.


  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.


    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.


  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.


    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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