Monday, 27 July 2009

The SPF Factor

Ladies and gentleman I am a one woman miracle.

I somehow managed to get a terribly pink lobster face from a day sitting outside in rainy Sussex(undercover you understand).

Now I know that we should really all being wearing SPF at all times but practically I'm afraid I wasn't expected to be in the pink when I was also in the wet.

I am a devoted Dr Hauschka user. However I always used to top up my Dr H with a little bit of a day cream with SPF in it- I know that goes totally against the ethos of the brand but I hate wearing proper sun cream every day and worry about not using SPF.

In the last 6 months or so I have totally fallen off the SPF wagon and have actually had a couple of lobster incidents- although admittedly all the others were on sunny days.

I would really prefer to use a product that is as natural as possible with an SPF factor of 15 or higher everyday but failing that a good all round moisturiser for normal to dry skin with lots of anti silly peeling face factor would be fine. I will be continuing the Dr H use at the same time so I suppose a light product would be best. Do you have recommendations dear bloggers?


The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hmmm... good question. I, personally use Philosophy's Hope in a Jar spf 20 every day and LOVE it. Before I used Dermalogica's Sheer Moisture spf (15?). I'm not sure if these products are as natural as Dr. Hauschka but I know they don't have parabens and fragrance and the like. Hope in the Jar does amazing things for your skin too btw.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, do I know about sunscreens. Being incredibly fair, I get in trouble just wandering down to the end of the drive to get the mail.

I don't like to "feel" things on my skin, so anything heavy is out for me. I have used a product called Elta Block for years and love it. Its SPF is 32 and it has a built-in moisterizer so I don't have to use two products. If I'm going to be out in the sun all day, I also use Neutrogena's Age Shield Face with an SPF of 90. It's light to the touch and it works.

I have always stayed out of the sun, and am happy about that now! Not wrinkly!!

Rose said...

Daily- I do have quite a weakness for Philosophy stuff so that is a great idea- plus it would look so pretty in my bag.

Pamela- SPF 90 sounds fantastic! it sounds like you have skin like mine. I sear I never used to burn at all, I think it must be lack of ozone or something. I can see that I might end up with rather a lot of creams...