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No.....first I put on 110 sunscreen then I use pur minerals. It a powdered makeup. I like it because it’s light. I don’t like the feel of heavy makeup. It’s 3 months since my surgery and most people don’t notice it.
Hello, Macmillan have just sent your post on too me. I seen one dermatologist in the uk with a special interest in all sorts of skin problems associated with sun sensitivity. He was a great believer in using barriers as well as frequently reapplied sunscreen. Make sure your hat does not let sun through. Amazon sell hats here that are SPF rated. I was warned that straws are not good.
Also via Amazon I purchased two ( different coloured) parasols that are very prettily embroidered but have black light proof linings. One also claims to be rain proof although I have not tried it. They are telescopic.
Have a good holiday.
Hi, Could you tell me what factor 110 cream is called please?
Many thanks, Linda
Hello, Here in the uk I have only seen up to SPF 50+ with a separate UVA rating which varies up to Very high protection. Sorry.
Yes, I use a 50 plus factor, just wondering if I could get something stronger.. Linda
Hi Barbados Girl 33
It's good to hear that you want to protect your skin with as high a SFP as possible. However, it's just as important to make sure you're following these recommendations and only use sunscreen on the parts of your body that can't be covered, eg face, back of hands.
This sunscreen and sun safety factsheet is produced by the British Association of Dermatologists and gives more tips and information on being safe in the sun.
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I too have a collection of hats now lol! ....... I try and keep out of the sun as much as possible.
Enjoy your vacation in Cuba xxx
Hi Libra55 - Thank you. I've looked at Dermaflage, but unfortunely in the UK you can't get samples to see the colour ranges and there are only two locations where you can visit to see what it is like. The guarantee of return if you do not like the product is only available in the USA, which is a shame, as the product looks really good.
i am in Canada and my sun block is by Neutrogena.
I came back from Cuba with a little tan on my legs. I stayed in the shade and used my Sunblock.
Well done xxxxx Hope you had a good holiday. I've got to the point now where I dread going outside (even inside I'm wearing sunblock!). I looked at the makeup with spf 50 in them.......... be very careful, as, when you actually contact them they have no rating of stars (for the UVA/UVB) and, from what i've read on the internet, you don't get the correct coverage from UVA. I'll be sticking to sunscreen :)
After being in Cuba and wearing sunscreen and not getting tanned except for a little on my legs, I’m quite comfortable about going outside with my sunscreen, if only I’d done that in my younger days, when I was young a tan was considered healthy.
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