Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Choose or Lose

How good are you about wearing sunscreen?

  • Daily, just once (45%, 351 Votes)
  • I usually skip it (19%, 147 Votes)
  • Most of the time, but I forget every so often (17%, 132 Votes)
  • Never! (14%, 111 Votes)
  • Daily, but I reapply! (4%, 31 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 787

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20 thoughts on “Choose or Lose: How good are you about wearing sunscreen?

  1. Krys

    I use spf 30-65 almost everyday even though it makes my oily skin even more shiny. My reasoning is I have an increased cancer risk due to family members having had skin cancer and I am dark skinned so I tan very very quickly (my skin changes several shades and my foundation becomes useless).

  2. jc

    I’m still not great at wearing ss all the time, but I will tell you young girls: BE VIGILANT! I should have paid more attention to my mother’s and grandmother’s skin when I was younger. Dangit, a slight red glow/tan looks damn good on my face, but now – and I’m only, ahem, 41 – I am seeing the results on a daily basis. Not so much in the form of wrinkles – having a plump face seems to help with that – but with sunspots that drive me batsh*t! Believe me ladies, at 21 they’re called freckles and they look kinda cute, and they go away in the winter. At 41, they’re age spots and they’re here to stay, and I spend at least a third of my daily routine trying to camouflage them!
    I know that hardcore sunscreens can be hard on the face what with pore clogging and making the skin greasy and all that, but there are wonderful tinted moisturizers and bronzers with ss in them that feel just like regular face creams/lotions. So be kind to your skin now, and save yourself some grief in the future, and use them!

  3. Nadine

    I only use it in the summer if I plan to be in the sun alot (like going to the beach).

  4. I wear SPF 15 moisturizer every day on my face.

    If’ I’m going to the beach or I know I’ll be outside all day, I wear SPF 30 sunscreen all over & sometimes reapply.

  5. Michelle

    Dior hydraction visible defense…with spf 20 (daily, no reapply) when sunbathing I use sunscreen spf 30 or more

  6. Roxanne

    Both my moisturizer and my foundation have spf 15 in them so in general I don’t apply any extra. I’ll only smear some actual sunscreen on my face if I intend to sunbathe.

  7. I wear spf30 every day on my face… and I’m trying to be more vigilant about putting it on my neck and chest (though I’m usually covered up with a scarf since I get cold easily). If I’m going to the beach, it’s streaky oily spf60+. I am allergic to most chemical sunscreens, which accounts for the oily streakiness, but I am a medium-fair Asian girl and I can get like 10 shades darker in the course of 3-4 hours so high spf is a must for me if I don’t want sun damage (or really bad tan lines).

  8. Yaya

    I use sun screen only (all over) when I’m going to be outside in the spring/summer. But I put my moisturizer on twice a day and it has SPF 30. But I don’t put that on my T-Zone because it’s oily there so I’m not good at protecting my whole face.

  9. JennBee

    Wow, I can’t believe how many people never apply it!

    I put an SPF of 15-30 on my face daily, and try to apply SPF 15+ to body parts that are vulnerable, like arms, chest, etc. Skin cancer runs in my family, but it’s good sense for anyone. :)

    Whenever I know I’ll be out in the sun doing more than just driving a few miles, walking in and out of buildings, etc., I’ll put on an SPF of 50-70. Any higher than that and SPF can start being less effective, and isn’t really necessary.

  10. Anna

    Because I use AHA to help lighten my scaring, I have to apply a sunscreen every morning.

  11. Catherine

    I wear it mostly just in the summer. My foundation happens to have SPF 15, though, now that I think about it.

  12. kat

    It really really depends on the day! My answer is ‘other’!

    Because I work in a lab, I don’t really see the sun. By the time i’m done work/school it’s dark out! So I apply just once in the morning with my foundation. But if I go out, especially sailing, kayaking, or to the beach in general, I wear 30 SPF on my body and 15 SPF on my face and constantly reapply it!

  13. laura

    if i plan to get any sun i wear a 50+, but in general i don’t wear it because i avoid the sun like the plague.

  14. LuvJ

    Does the SPF in my foundation and primer count??

  15. Rio

    I wasn’t good about it at all, because I couldn’t find a sunscreen that didn’t sting. I started using Aveeno sunscreen for the face, and it doesn’t sting much. I certainly apply it if I expect to be outside more than half an hour of combined time.

  16. I wear sunblock every day, and reapply several times a day. On my face, I apply an SPF 30 tinted moisturizer and an SPF 15 powder. Now that does not add up to an SPF 45 by any means, but it does keep you covered, especially if you make sure your nose stays powdered. On my body, I use a sheer spray SPF 70 that protects against UVA and UVB rays. I put that on before I dress, before going out for lunch and before I leave work for the day.

    I’m a redhead, and have already had 3 patches of skin cancer removed from my body. I’ve recently discovered a 4th patch on my chest and will have to get that removed next. Stay protected! Skin cancer is very real.

  17. Meg

    both my moisturizer and foundation have spf in it
    it’s so important!!!

  18. Christine

    I only wear it if I’m purposely sunbathing. Every brand of sunscreen I’ve used makes me break out so I would never consider wearing it everyday.

  19. Okami

    I’m allergic to every face sunscreen I’ve ever tried, and the one I found for body that I’m not allergic to, I can’t wear anymore because I’m too fragrance sensitive now. Instead, I avoid sunlight and use a parasol if I’m going to be out in the sun for longer than a literal minute or two.

  20. Mirna

    I only wear sunscreen when I know I will be out in the sun longer than 1 hour.