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It’s important to me, so I do my best to wear it daily and prefer my daytime moisturizer to include SPF in it to make it easy to do so. I re-apply if I’m going outdoors for prolonged periods of time and it’s been a few hours since I initially applied. I like 30-45 for SPF rating.

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Must apply while the sun is rasid !!! Especially I do treat my acne , and I do live live in Saudi Arabia ,,!

Very important! I wear it every single day… whether in my moisturizer, in my makeup, or as a separate sunscreen product. I usually go for SPF 20-35 in the winter, and 30-50 in the summer.

Do you put it on before or after foundation? Before or after primer? It’s so thick I never know how to incorporate it into my beauty routine!

I’m more concerned with a product having both UVA and UVB protection than I am the actual level of the sunscreen (at least SPF 15 though). I try to wear it every day – At least when I’m going to be near outside in any way 🙂

Not at all.

1) It always breaks me out now that I’m acne-prone; prior to the age of 14 (which was when I started breaking out), I could wear sunscreen and reapply it all the time, rinse it off with water, and have no issues.
2) It is always super uncomfortable, especially since I find that sunscreen ingredients are now a bit sensitizing for my skin.
3) I rarely spend very much time outside during peek hours, and when I do it’s while I’m walking around, thus getting frequent “rest” periods in the shade or inside. If I am spending time outside during peak hours, I always stand in shadier areas because the sun at those times is just too much for me.
4) I’d much rather wear a hat (or actually, I’d love to find the courage to try a parasol) and stick to shade during peak hours than rely on sunscreen.
5) Because I am quite fair skinned, it’s important that I get moderate exposure to the sun in order to form some vitamin D. Any amount of sunscreen would completely prevent that from happening.
6) I am not concerned enough with aging to bother trying to prevent it at all costs, so there’s no real vanity reasons for me to wear sunscreen.

I recently learned that you only need an hour of sunlight a week in order for you to absorb vitamin D, so dont feel too bad about not going out in the sun alot. Its so bad for your skin. Ive yet to see a dermatologist with a tan!

Ashley you can get all the vitamin D that your body needs from supplements. It isn’t worth exposing yourself unprotected. It’s not just about appearing older, it’s about preventing skin cancer, which of course is the ultimate goal for the use of any sunscreen.

I try to wear it as often as possible, especially since my fair skin is especially sensitive to UV, but I admit I tend to be forgetful about it, especially on rainy/grey days where I don’t have the visual impetus to remind me to put it on. The good news is I work nights, so I’m generally out of the sun when it’s at its worst. My skin may have hope yet!

The most important part of my routine! I use an SPF moisteriser, apply a sunscreen just for the face, use BB creams with high SPF ratings and re-apply every 1 1/2 hours. It sounds a bit obsessive and I admit it is, but it maintains my white skin the easiest.

Turns out, the4 only whitening face products that actually work are either wrong for my skin type and crazy expensive 🙁

I need to make it more important |: I’m dark-skinned (9.0 in MAC Matchmaster and I have no idea in anything else lol) but I tend to tan extremely quickly, and honestly I feel like I never really go back to my original color…

I keep telling myself I need to put on sunscreen everyday but I need to find a good one that won’t feel heavy on my skin and is also portable. Any suggestions? ^_^

for face, I really like the feel of Shiseido, but some people hate it (like everything else, there’s no single sunscreen that everyone will love). For drugstore, I like the Neutrogena Dry Touch ones. Both of these wear pretty well under makeup for me.

For body, I’ll use any generic at the drugstore.

Thanks a bunch! 😀 I’m mostly worried about my face, because it’s already getting chilly here so the rest of me is usually covered.

Sunscreen is extremely important to me because I’m very fair, think below MAC N5, and I live in Hawaii which is very close to the equator where the UV rays are the strongest.

To me it’s simply essential as I have some discoloration. So I don’t go out without my 50+ SPF sun screen. The thing is to find the suitable product for making up.

It’s very important since I’m very fair and prone to sunburns. I use a moisturizer with SPF daily and add extra sunprotection whenever I go into the sun for a longer period of time.


I looked through your FAQ’s but didnt see your recommended moisturizer/sunscreen. Are there any good drug store brands that have high spf like 30-40?

Unfortunately, not very. I only wear it when I go to the beach or summat, because I straight-up don’t have a skincare routine. I’m so bad! D:

I’d say extremely important as I live in Rio – Brazil. I apply it everyday (sometimes twice a day) over my face and top of my hands. Even at night when I have to work/study with a lamp near me to avoid wrinkles and dark spots.
The SPF is 30 and I’ve chosen the Minesol oil-control from ROC (as I have oily skin).
Hope I helped!

its a religion for me! especially because I live in a tropical country, even the wind is harmfully warm. i wear at least spf50.

Extremely important because we have a fairly warm climate and, as such, many months of sunshine. I use products that have spf included, moisturizers and foundations, during the winter and add a facial sunscreen during the summer.

Important enough that I prefer sunblock to avoid the uneven tan I get in the summer, but use sunscreen in the winter as its mostly overcast where I live. I always look for reviews and make sure that they have ingredients that aren’t detrimental to my skins health in the long run.

Very important. Arizona has such a high sun cancer rate :/ I finally got an SPF 30 Chapstick this week! I haven’t really figured out how to reapply sunscreen or spf moisturizer on my face once all my makeup is done though, doesn’t seem to be a way, is there a solution to that?

There’s two ways that aren’t too difficult. One, use a physical or inorganic sunscreen because those remain effective and stable after exposure to the sun. Chemical sunscreens begin to degrade, no matter how they are stabilized, upon sun exposure. Two, when you touch up with powder, use a loose or pressed mineral powder (foundation). Make sure to check the ingredient list and see that either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide is present and in the active ingredients section. For example the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15 has 20% zinc oxide listed as the active ingredient.

Someone here on Temptalia recommended a physical sunscreen called Burnout, available on Amazon. It seems to work really well and also has the added benefit of making my foundation last twice as long! It is not great to use without foundation over as it is a little sticky, but that stickiness locks on my makeup better than any primer I’ve ever used. There are also some powder mineral sunscreens you can apply over your makeup, like Colorscience SPF 50, but they are also not cheap.

I’m in a very sunny region, so I wear it every day on my dermatologist’s advice. I’ve been re-thinking this lately, because I avoid the sun like a vampire. My only exposure is incidental through car windows and sometimes walking through parking lots. Very little of that is during the peak hours. I wonder if just an SPF foundation would be enough for my face? But I still put sunscreen on my neck, arms and anywhere else that’s exposed. On the advice of previous dermatologists in the 80s, I spent a lot of time in tanning beds (which were completely safe! and would cure my skin troubles! grrrr), so I’ve already got plenty of sun damage, unfortunately.

Probably not Jen, because even if your foundation provides adequate SPF protection, you most likely don’t apply enough to achieve the labeled SPF or you might look cakey or it would just be too thick of a layer. I’d definitely recommend that you apply an SPF under your foundation.

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