Well, I couldn't find the sunblock hat at Costco here in Boca Raton, Florida. They had friggin' shearling (faux) lined boots, though, in the middle of Florida high summer(!!).
No hats to be found. I'll check out Coolibar, RainDropSparkle
. So far, I've been dashing from the car to wherever, and my main exposure is when walking the dog, which is four times a day, so it is actually fairly considerable exposure for me.Larimar
, lucky you if you don't burn!! Rube
, I have found that the thick stuff makes my face sweat as well. I've been using makeup over it - the full enchilada (for me) of the thick Neutrogena face stuff, a MAC primer, a light Clinique foundation, and MAC powder. And the Walgreen's Dry-Touch on arms and legs - just the exposed parts. I'm getting used to it, but I really hated it at first. I think MdM's recommendation of a powder over it is a good one, but I can't quite see you embracing the Coty Airspun for some reason. I find if I apply it well before going out it helps reduce the greasy/sweaty thing. DO NOT get it in yours eye. I got some in my eye today. Yikes! Anyway...it is doing the job. I feel like I'm less red looking. I do not tan.
Don't forget behind your ears, your ears, and the back of your neck, too.Anomie et Ivoire
, when I was a little girl all we had was white zinc oxide and that was it for sunblock. Everything else was oily, meant to cook your skin in the sun. I loved the beach, and I had several pretty bad burns as a child. My mother couldn't keep me away from the beach. When we were away on beach vacations together I would go down in the morning to have breakfast by myself in the hotel dining room (my mother has never been a morning person, but I am), go straight to the beach afterward, and I would stay there all day until my mother made me come upstairs. When I became lobster red she would make me stay off the beach and bathe me in vinegar, which was supposed to...??? take the sting out?
Eventually the burn would peel and fade but I would never ever tan. I spent a lot of time in cover ups. I suppose I am a prime candidate now for the scary skin stuff.
But...I am whistling past the graveyard on that one. I won't think about it.
I don't do well with retin-A or hydroxy acids or any of that. It always irritates my skin.