Sunscreen Product Dilemas...
Hey VegWebbers! After about 2 years of maintaining a constant tan, I've decided to pale it up a bit. (Pale is the new tan...) Anyway, I'm trying to lighten my skin and my body is pretty slow at doing that in the first place so I was wondering...
1. If anyone has any tips to speed the lightening process along, or
2. What's your favorite brand of sunscreen? I HATE that thick gooey stinky stuff so I'm hoping someone has run across a light nonfragrant easy-to-apply concoction.
I have a bottle of No-Ad Sport that I've had forever (it's a giant bottle) and I like it (not sure of it's vegan-ness, though). It's not greasy, doesn't have much of a smell, and it works really well.
(Pale is the new tan...)
i waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of the curve on that one.. i'm practically translucent!
Banana Boat has some really great sunscreens. As far as I know, they do not test on animals. :-)
Does anyone listen to Paramore? Great band. Their lead singer, Hayley Williams, has some awesome skin. That may just be lighting though...
Yeah I've thought that before, think it's the natural redhead thing. Curse her!
First, stay out of the sun when possible. Wear light garments that protect you like a cotton gauze long sleeved shirt that is loose and flowy over a swimsuit or rather than a tank top.
Next, think about head protection. Straw wide brimmed hats can be fun!
And finally, pick a good level of spf protection. I dont know if 70 works better than 30, but I always get it anyways. Typically that is always Coppertone spray on for me, but I am sure that is probably animal tested.
I always buy whatever sunscreen has the highest spf. I tan very easily. You might really like the Ultra Sheer Dry Touch by Neutrogena because it isn't greasy at all. There was some great sunscreen I got in France but I've forgotten exactly what is was. Soleil Lait or something maybe. I also wear facial moisturizer with sunscreen. The highest spf I can find in that is 15 so if anyone else knows of one higher, holla back.
To lighten up, there are products available in France, China, Japan, and Korea I know. I think I've seen some products at Indian grocery stores in the States too. To do it naturally, lemon juice! Welcome to the Pale Force.
I've been looking for a good facial moisturizer/sunscreen combo. Most I've tried are very oily. My skin is fairly sensitive. It's prone to dry out easily or soak up oils like.... something that soaks up oils and remains oily. So I have to go totally oil-free and preferably fragrance-free. Any good suggestions?
I've been pale for a few years now, but in high school I was a tanning bed junky. I look good either way, but decided if I want to keep my youthful complexion I had better ditch the tan. Besides, now I can color my hair red and it looks great!
I use Alba sensitive skin (for face) SPF 20 on my whole body.
jeanacorina - i use aubry organics sensitive skin mosturizer, its spf 15 i think? They have tons for different skin types too, i've only used sensitive though.
And in terms of sunscreen, baby sunscreen would probably be ideal to avoid any tanning. I've used aveenos baby sunscreen, its spf 60 i think? It can be expensive, i've never bought it myself though so i dont remember how much the cost is. I'd say look around at other baby ones! toys r us has them! haha
Secondly, some of those lightening products from the asian nations have extremely high mercury levels or they contain hydroquinon (sp?) which may or may not be a carcinogen.
Which is exactly why they work. Again, I would suggest lemon for a less abrasive lightening.
I use Neutrogena spray stuff. It's the only stuff I'll actually put on every day because it isn't at all greasy and it goes on really fast cause of the spray thing (even when you spray it in your hands and rub it on your face). It absorbs really fast and you don't have to rub and rub.
To me, the best sunscreen is the one you remember to put on every day. I'm so pale I burn in the dark in winter so I have to be careful.
Yea, a question for Heli...do you know if Cancer Society sunscreen is animal tested? Because I like their sunscreen a lot but don't know...
I have really sensitive skin too, so normal sunscreen on my face = instant breakouts. But the only facial sunscreen around and/or moisturisers with sunscreen I can afford are by brands I don't buy because of animal testing.
Quite a dilemma really:( I'm putting off doing anything about it for now.
I was actually 'alergic' to the sun for years because of my birth control pills. (took me 7 years to figure out what the problem was) Anyways, I've tried so many sunscreens, it's not even funny. Ombrelle is a really good brand, by L'Oreal, its not thick, but I presonally find it a bit oily. The best one that worked for me was Baby Aveeno I think it's SPF 45. I use it for both my kids and I. It is think, but it rubs into the skin fairly easy. It's not that expensive, like 10$ (in Canada anyways).