long-wearing suncreen with high SPF?

I am having trouble finding a sunscreen that will last through the day to wear underneath my makeup. I work outside all day so it needs to last. I wear makeup so it's not something that I can run in an re-apply. I put waterproof 100SPF on under my makeup in the morning, but I sweat a lot and end up getting burned or tanned on my nose. Since I wear safety glasses, I end up with this dorky looking tan nose with white rings around my eyes!

I know this is an odd time of year to be asking, but hey; I'm in the south and although it's colder now, the sun is more intense and I want to be prepared.

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  • 7 years ago
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    To get the level of SPF you see on the label, you have to spread the lotion on like a layer of vanilla frosting; that's the thickness used in Food & Drug Administration tests. "So your SPF 30 is really a 10." says Steven Q Wang, M.D. director of dermatologic surgery and dermatology @ Memorial Sloan-Ketterng Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, NJ and author of Beating Melanoma. So don't skim: Frost that cupcake!"

    ~ Vogue May or June 2011. Glamour May 2012.

    Google: How Sunscreen Can Burn You July 5, 2013

    In a previous version of this story, we attributed information about the Banana Boat spray valve's problem to an email from the company. That information was actually in an online corporate recall statement and an FDA recall statement.

We also previously implied that a ban on SPFs higher than 50 was included in the final regulations, but it is a proposal that has not been made final.

    Sunscreen will not protect you from getting burned.

    Sunscreen will only make your moles or freckles larger, bumpier & darker, if you have them already. Not just moles, but freckles, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, Discoid Lupus, Bullous Pemphegoid, Lentigo (Google search them) and lentigines -- nearly always non-cancerous skin lesions

    Sunscreen will not protect you from skin cancer.

    Sunscreen will not protect you if you have allergies, I never thought I had allergies!

    Sunscreens also discolor your skin - for ever!

    Sunscreen blocks Vitamin D as well.

    Best protection is wearing DENIM clothing, or a wide brim hat, but better yet, an umbrella. I bring a folded umbrella or my 19" wide brim hat (no holes - the sun can go through clothing unless you're wearing leather jacket, and I have a collection of that, too!) Even inside a car, when the sun is shining through, you still get the sun! I sit in the shade or put a blanket over the window or my lap, etc. . . . sometimes I do my errands when the sun is down.

  • 4 years ago


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