(Closed) Honeymoon: SPF face recommendation?!?!?!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

bump! im curious too – ever since i started taking birth control (2 years ago) i aquired these dark spots on my face. you dont really notice them unless i spend time in the sun – so bumping this because i need a good spf too!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I never use any SPF greater than 15 anywhere on my body (including my face) which keeps me from burning.  I like the Hawaiian Tropic sunscreens alot.  Have you tried those?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m sure you are going to laugh, but I use SPF 85+ on my face.  I use the Neutrogena sunscreen that protects against both UVA + UVB rays.  Admitedly, I am very paranoid of the sun.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

the most important thing is to get a sunscreen that protects from UVA.  I usually get the drugstore brand for face sunscreens- which are non-oily.  They are smaller and cost more, but I only used them on my face, and then use regular sunscreen everywhere else.  Typically, the face sunscreens are 50 or higher spf, although I have read that there really isn’t much difference between anything above 30

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@arclee: I’ve read that also…but I still use a really high SPF!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You should always use at least 20 SPF.  You can’t get damage even if you don’t burn.  I like Coppertone Sport the best.  I have pretty sensitive skin and it doesn’t sting and it’s sweat proof.

If you want a specialty face one, I would suggest going to Sephora.  There are a lot of serum-type sunscreen that are really light.  But I still like my Coppertone Sport the best!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

p.s. My favorite is Badger SPF 30

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@mightywombat:  I just saw that the other day and was planning on getting some!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I have bought the Neutrogena before and it literally hurts my face!  I’ve tried it twice and I’ve had to wash it off because it stings.  I’ve heard the same from other people (but for many it’s fine).

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@mightywombat: Um thank you!!! That is awesome!

@jackie-o: No, I don’t think so.  It gets absorbed fairly quickly.  Some sunscreens make me break out also, but theirs does not.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I second or third the vote for Neutrogena– I use the Ultra Sheer kind (50 spf) on my face.  It’s not greasy at all.  And even though I have the stinging problems with other lotions (including some of the other Neutrogenas), this one doesn’t sting me at all. 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not sure if this fits in your budget… but I use Dermalogica skincare and use the SPF 30 booster to protect my face from the sun.  Its not waterproof so you have to reapply after swimming, but I’ve never broken out and its actually good for your skin.  

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