Sunscreen

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  1. Jacy

    Jacy red lipstick brigade

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    I try to stay as pale as possible, because I like the contrast. Honestly, I don't feel attractive when I'm more tan... So lately I've been walking to school everyday from my apartment, and caking on my sunscreen. I'm wondering what product everyone recommends.

    I've even considered using an umbrella, but I don't want to look prissy :sad2:

    I'm using Neutrogena's Oil-Free 45 SPF sunblock right now:
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  2. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    :rofl: i brought it up in the other thread, but was unaware it was a concious decision :bowdown:
     
  3. Jacy

    Jacy red lipstick brigade

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    Yeah, unfortunately the vietnamese-genes that I've inherited cause me tan really easily :hsd:

    When I had just come back from a trip from cancun one year, someone asked me if I was mexican
     
  4. pokpok

    pokpok New Member

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    tan FTW!!!
     
  5. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    if flourecent office lights tanned, i'd be the darkest mofo on the planet
     
  6. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    for my face, i use Cetaphil SPF 15 lotion

    for my body if i'm outdoors for long periods of time, i use No-Ad sunblock. otherwise, i use the same Neutrogina lotion you use at a lower SPF
     
  7. Pursewarden

    Pursewarden Never trust a tall dwarf, he is lying about someth

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    I am not that brand picky when it comes to sunblock, but it has to be paba-free. That stuff gives me the hives. For the face I use a brand called Faces. Otherwise its either No-ad or Hawaiian tropic. Has to be spf 50 though. I am pale and need all the protection I can get.
     
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    Pale asian? aw.. That's so fobby.
     
  9. Jacy

    Jacy red lipstick brigade

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    dark complexion does not go with my red lipstick :mamoru:
     
  10. Ryan Wiggum

    Ryan Wiggum hadoken

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    i need to tan my legs and torso to match the rest of my body :o
     
  11. w00tah

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    pale asians ftw
     
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    Jacy red lipstick brigade

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    I just bought some 50SPF spray-on sunscreen.. :mamoru:
     
  14. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    there is a sweetspot for sunscreen SPF

    the higher you go, it's more effective, but with diminishing effects

    for example, a 50 is not ten times as effective as an SPF 10. supposedly, 15-30 is ideal because it works almost just as effectively as higher strengths, but isn't as oily
     
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    aveeno soy sunscreen or neutrogena body sunscreen ftw :o
     
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    so you looked like a flip? :rofl::mamoru:
     
  17. Jacy

    Jacy red lipstick brigade

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    i think i looked like a mixed latina/asian
     
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    :dunno: I prefer to be as tan as I can get so I usually start summer with spf 30 and work my way down to 4 or so. Generally use whatever I have around as long as i can avoid something that is super oily. I prefer tan girls too though, I could never date a super pale girl. I guess its just a personal preference but its also probably because I spend as much time as I can at the beach.
     
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    SPF 50 is 5x more effective than SPF 10 and 1.6x more effective than SPF 30. If you're in the sun for longer and need to make sure you won't get burned, SPF 50 is a good choice.
     
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    hong kong huh? you sure it doesn't have any lead or diethyline glycerol in it? :mamoru:
     
  21. calisteph6

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    I use La Roche Posay Athelios SX Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 (quite a mouthful). They sell it at CVS and I believe the brand is European with some kind of advanced technology that protects against several types of rays that can age the skin. Even though it's only 15 and I'm very fair skined, when I was in Mexico I used it and didn't get burned at all. The only thing is that it is sort of...not really greasy, but makes me very moist, so I use a mattifer over it and then my makeup.
     
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    I believe CVS's brand sunblock is the best value. It works great for ~$5, and its ingrediants include zinc oxide (a great UVA blocker).
     
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    I'm an Ombrelle fan. I'm the opposite though, trying to tan as much as possible.
     
  24. Chau

    Chau if i wanted to kill you, i would've come in here s

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    i use that same neutrogena sunblock too
     
  25. calisteph6

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    huh? According to my derm...this stuff is the best stuff you can get without going to a little apothecary in NYC. I like it. I think it was like...$20ish bucks. It actually had improved my skin a bit because I'm super dry, I just don't have the time to let it set in before applying my makeup.
     

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