(Closed) Sunblock suggestions/recommendations

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve always used cover girl’s tinted moisturizer every day.  I think it’s SPF 15.  For days when I know I’ll be spending more time outdoors or it’s really sunny I use neutrogena’s oil free 60 for my face.  I’m super pale, and it’s been good for me so far, so hopefully it works through pregnancy as well.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I can’t comment on one which one is least likely to cause breakouts, but you might want to look at some of the recent research about SPF ratings.

http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/high-spf-sunscreens-are-they-better

Basically an SPF of 30 blocks about 97% of the UV rays.  An SPF of 45 blocks 98%. Any higher SPF and you’re talking about differences of less then 1%, some articles say its around .0001%. So a higher SPF isn’t really protecting you any better.

What will make a difference is how much sunscreen you apply.  They recommend applying 1oz (1 shot glass full) for the whole body in a swim suit, and a penny sized dollop of that should be for just the face.  It should also be reapplied every 2 hours if you are outside.  After 2 hours you could be wearing SPF 800000…… and it would still need to be reapplied. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

First off, there’s no point in using anything over 30 SPF (especially if it costs more). Anything above that will wear off no matter the quality before the extra SPF would matter and such sunblocks give us a false sense of security that we are covered. So if you get something higher than SPF 30, pretend it’s 30.

As for suggestions, I like the Aveeno for faces one.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I really like Neutrogena’s dry touch sunblock for summer. I have a spf 45 and that’s my favorite for if I am outside a lot or at the beach, but for everyday use I go with my regular Oil of Olay moisturizer which is spf 15.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I use Clinique City Block SPF 40 every day of the year and love it

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I switch it up a lot. Right now I’m using Clearasil SPF15 moisturizer, but I’ve also used and liked face sunscreens by Aveeno and Peter Thomas Roth with high SPF.

One thing that really irritates my skin and makes me break out is artificial fragrance, especially in lotions, so I avoid sunscreens and moisturizers that contain it.

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