Do you wear sunscreen everyday??

Australia
July 6, 2008 10:44pm CST
We all should wear sunscreen every single day. As well as being bad for our skin, excessive sun exposure is dangerous for our health. In saying that, it is important to get a little bit of sun daily for vitamin D but obviously too much is bad for us. I find that normal unscreen is too greasy for areas like my face so I use non-greasy sunscreen for my face and normal sunscreen for my arms and legs etc. So do you wear sunscreen every day? How often are you in the sun?
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• India
17 Jul 08
I used to wear sunscreen but not now. The reason is that no matter what I choose greasy or non greasy I always end up looking like a mirror(shiny) which I don't like it. Inspite of knowing it is good to use sunscreen before going out in the sun, I don''t use it anymore.
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• Australia
12 Mar 09
yeah that's the problem I have. Everythign goes so oily and shiny on my face. I am still searching for a non greasy sunscreen. I have been asking on a few beauty forums and have written down the names of a couple of sunscreens they've recommended but there's no way I'll purchase anything until I've tested it out.
@ksha777 (95)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
No, I don't use sunscreen everyday. I only use it when I go for swimming only... for skin protection. Umbrella is fine with me, I can go out using the umbrella as weapon against sun. Too much exposure keep my skin more brown so most of the time i prefer indoors to avoid to much exposure.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
i wear sunscreen everyday. no matter the season. im not in the sun much but still. i like to protect my skin. i use special sunblock for my face with spf 45. and then for my body i only use an spf 20. because i usually wear long sleeves. i always carry it with me and my friends use it all the time. haha.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I really do not spend a lot of time in the sun, I am going to guess less then 2 hours a week. That would be morning sun on the way into work ...a short morning walk and then evening sun on the way home. Usually running out to the car or to a store. My exposure is limited.
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@redsponge (557)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
I apply sunscreen onto my face every morning. I work from 8:00am-5:30pm avday in office. The only time I am exposed to the sun would during the lunch time. The sunscreen that I apply has SPF30+, but I think it wear off when I am out buying lunch! ;p
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@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
16 Jul 08
Hey, i don't wear at all, every morning it takes me 10 minutes to get the office and i won't go home until 5:30PM. The sunscreen i bought is very greasy, that's why i don't use it much. I'm planning to buy a non-greasy or less greasy one. Enjoy life
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
I always apply lotion on my skin everyday even if I'm just in the house. I have Papaya Extract with sunscreen. I've been using this for years and I'm used to it, my skin likes it and unlike others that I've tried, they're oily and warm on my skin once I'm under the heat of the sun.
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• Canada
7 Jul 08
I don't wear sunscreen for the first 15 minutes when I'm in the sun because vitamine D3 comes from the sun and that is what you need to fight cancer.After 15 minutes I do put on sunscreen as long as it doesn't have bad chemicles in it.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
7 Jul 08
No, I really don't as of now.. But when I do use sunscreen, it will be a skin cream for my face. It protects my skin as I go out in the sun.. As for me, I hardly go out in the sun as much.. I can't stand extreme heat.
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Well I dont wear sunscreen never really have. If im gonna be outside all day ill put a little on my face but thats it. The sun and me seem to have an agreement I will be its friend if it dont burn me lol. I know they say suns bad for you but I love to be tan and it seems safer then a tanning bed. Now I dont do the all day bake in the sun just a little each day.
• United States
8 Jul 08
Yeah I dont think a little sun has evr hurt anyone . I just love the way the warm sun feels on my skin . Ah, the sunsine and me have been friends too , but my word was I burnt bad the start of summer . So, now I gaurd my face and will wear one mixed in my tan oil , and i still tan .
• Nigeria
7 Jul 08
actually i dont really like sun glasses right from time and i cant really say why i just dislike it. excessive sun is dangerous to our health i accept. if there is too much sun i prefer a cap rather than sun glasses.
• Nigeria
7 Jul 08
why dont u like sunglasses kenny its good u know and it makes someone look good. try and adapt to it.
• Canada
11 Mar 09
When I am at home in Oontario I don't usually wear sunscreen. Sunglasses and a hat yes, but I don't usually wear sunscreen. When I'm in Arizona, on the other hand, I wear lots of sunscreen. The sun down there is absolutely unbelieveable, and one can easily burn in 5 minutes.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I'm hardly in the sun, so I dont wear sunscreen every day. I only wear it when I go swimming, camping, hiking, etc. I also dont like wearing it cuz though it protects u from the sun, it's not very good for your skin and it causes acne. Aveeno has a sunscreen lotion that isnt very greasy, so sometimes I like to wear that for when I need sunscreen on my face.
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I actually never wear sunscreen because I don't burn. I've actually been trying to get out in the sun more, because a year back I spent the entire year inside..._ and last year I was trying to get out more, but didn't get out enough to regain my skin pigment (which is usually olive-ish). This year I've been out enough that I'm beginning to look like my old self again, and less pale. For the most part, I figure that...since people used to be outside practically all the time before technology existed and therefore before anyone ever even thought of sunscreen...then I should be fine. I know to get out of the sun when it's super hot or when the sun's particularly harsh, because...being the forgettful one as I often am, I forget to drink enough and could get sunstroke if I'm not careful. _ but I refuse to let it make me fearful of the sun. I'll have to get back to you in a few years to say whether or not I get skin cancer, huh? *laughs*
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I wear it on my face each time I go out . When I know I will be out by the pool I will put some on . I got real bad sun bur once and dont wanna deal with that again .
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I've got the same 2 bottles of sunblock/sunscreen that I bought over 10 yrs ago being where we live now is mostly shade. Maybe one or 2 times a year I will apply sunblock if I'm swimming in a lake. Even our pool is mostly in shade.
• United States
8 Jul 08
No I am bad about not wearing sun screen. I am getting such a great tan for being out in the back yard pool and working in the yard. I need to put sun screen on I just do not think about it.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Actually, I almost never wear sunscreen. I suppose that I would if I were to go out fishing or to the beach, but generally it's so hot here that I avoid going out during the day as much as possible.
@wendy1980 (131)
• China
8 Jul 08
I am not usually use it,I just use the umbrellar.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I wear sunscreen...every day. I have seen too many of my friends get skin cancer and I don't want that to be me. New products are making it so easy...face moisturizers with sunscreen and even my body moisturizer has some in it (Curel). Of course when I'm going to be exposed or at the beach I put on a good SPF at least 30 minutes before I'm out in the sun but I live in a hot climate and I am fair skinned so it is a must and even with an SPF of 50 I have a tan. I wish I would have started earlier with these habits and hope I am passing good ones onto my kids. Your hands start to show aging first ladies, so it's good to put sunscreen on them every day and reapply several times so I keep it next to my bathroom sinks, in my purse, my car - I pretty much have sunscreen everywhere so we have no excuses around here.