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Which sunscreen do you use and why?


I haven't used sunscreen since I moved to Oregon. Here, the sun feels weak to me. I also haven't had a sunburn since I moved here, though a few times my shoulders or nose has got pink. In Arizona I used to wear sunscreen but gradually transitioned over to using long sleeves, long pants, and a big hat. I would put sunscreen on my lower face, nose, ears, neck, and the backs of my hands and tops of my feet. Here I still favor a hat and sleeves: the lotions always felt gross to me. The ones that didn't feel gross washed off too easy (kayaking) and didn't do any good. So that's my take on sunscreen. Not highly educated---I didn't even really dig into the site linked below I have a few types around the house and I'm afraid to look them up and see how carcinogenic they are. I know some of the chemicals used aren't great. I've heard that the zinc-containing kinds are most effective and least dangerous.

Sunscreen picker:
http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/?inlist=Y&utm_source=2011sunscreenfull&utm_medium=email&utm_content=image&utm_campaign=toxics

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neptunia67
Jun. 6th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
On a daily basis, I use powder on my face which gives slight (maybe SPF 15) sun protection. I think my facial moisturizer also has a bit of sunscreen protection - Aubrey Organics although maybe not because I don't see an SPF rating on the bottle.

I use zinc-based organic sunscreen by Dr. Haushka on cheeks and nose when I'm riding my motorcycle or bicycle. I've taken to wearing a visor to protect my forehead and face while working outside.

As for my body, if I am in the sun I'll put a 30 SPF zinc-based on my shoulders, neck and upper back, as well as my thighs and the tops of my feet.

Otherwise, I just cover up.

Edited at 2011-06-06 05:20 pm (UTC)
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