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Suncreen recommendations?

Worked my first soccer referee game last weekend and got sunburned..

I do take doxycycline and I'm sure it did "the trick" as well

Looking for a sunscreen that won't break me out and protect my face at the same time

P.S. had to work from 8am to about 2pm and I live in Texas...

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Don't worry about high SPFs, according to WebMD:

  1. SPF 15 blocks approx. 94% UVB
  2. SPF 30 blocks approx. 97% UVB
  3. SPF 45 blocks approx. 98% UVB

It's all about the application. You're supposed to apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before sun exposure, then 15-30 minutes after sun exposure, then every 2 hours thereafter for continuous sun protection - and all in LARGE quantities, or you can lose 25-50% of the protection promised by the label.

So SPF 15 or 30 is fine, focus on finding one that will not clog your pores.

You can try the one Dan recommends: Olay Sensitive Skin All Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 (something along those lines). I can't use it because it gives me a rash - I'm sticking to a sun hat. Be aware that it's not very moisturizing though, so you need to add jojoba oil if you're using BP and also you should know ahead of time that it goes on VERY white and takes about 15-30 minutes to absorb, don't panic if you look like you put on white foundation for a half hour.

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