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03-06-2011
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And then there are always the reports that no-one properly applies their sunscreen in comparison to scientific testing conditions, so people might think they are getting SPF50 protection from a product, but in terms of actual performance, what they end up wearing is closer to SPF15.
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SPF 15 is actually sufficient in most of Europe...but I'm really getting tired of applying so much stuff to my face and body.

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BTW I've read that BB creams should be hitting the European markets really soon...it's basically a tinted moisturizer or foundation with actual SPF (hopefully) and a bunch of other stuff. They're really popular in Asia, and I think it sounds nice that you only need one product. Garnier is launching one in a not too distant future.
That's great news!
I've been really curious about BB creams.

 
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Am I the only one having trouble balancing how much stuff you put on your face? Sometimes I'm a grease fest because I put on moisturizer and SPF. But if I don't wear moisturizer then I'm dry as a bone. It annoys me to no end. I can only imagine how annoying it must be to then have to apply foundation on top of that The BB cream is sounding better and better
I am completely the same. So many products. I don't need a full coverage foundation in the warmer months, so hopefully the BB creams launching will be good. I've heard a lot of the Asian ones are weirdly grey toned and don't sit well on the skin

 
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I loooooove Make Up For Ever's high def foundation in the palest shade. So much coverage, a little bit goes sooo far (especially mixed with moisturiser). C'est perfecto!

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I've read this thread and I've been meaning to reply for a while but never found time...
Ok: I have quite pale skin and I use SPF 20 every day. I've done so since I was 16 - I didn't know "better" back then...
I get a "you look like a ghost" about 3-4 times a year and it bothers me... just because of the ignorance - but I'm sure most of you girls have heard something like that before.
What I wanted to say is, that I noticed that some girls in this thread IN MY very humble opinion might take it a little too far when it comes to sun protection. Even though I think sun protection is important, I do not want to treat the sun as an "enemy" or something scary... I actually enjoy being in the sun and could never bother to wear a hat everytime the sun shines just because I might get a little tan. I do not get a tan - because of my sunscreen... As much as I find pale skin attractive on some girls, I understand why others like to be tan. Not crazy tan, but I understand why some people associate happiness with being tan! I'm sorry if I'm getting a little off-topic but I really felt like saying that.

In my opinion being careful and respectful of the sun is important, yes. But I don't think you should worry every time you step outside your door. It just sounds to me like some girls in this thread feel like that. I think I'll be happy that I'll have less spots and wrinkles when i'm older, but since I never know when my life will end, I'm certainly not going to cover behind a scarf/hat or hide in the shadow when it's summer and everyone's outside and on the beach.


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Does anyone know anything about Missha BB creams? I found out they ship to the US!
http://www.misshaus.com/pageControl.php?page=BB
And they have waaay too many choices!


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In my opinion being careful and respectful of the sun is important, yes. But I don't think you should worry every time you step outside your door. It just sounds to me like some girls in this thread feel like that. I think I'll be happy that I'll have less spots and wrinkles when i'm older, but since I never know when my life will end, I'm certainly not going to cover behind a scarf/hat or hide in the shadow when it's summer and everyone's outside and on the beach.
I take sun exposure very seriously because I had melanoma (skin cancer) a couple years ago when I was only 23.
If you are as fair as I am and freckle in the sun then you MUST wear sunscreen before going outside.
I know that it may seem like a nuisance, but all it takes is one occasion for a random UV ray to trigger the melanocytes in your skin to mutate.
Do I stop living my life and having fun? No. I just have to make some adjustments.
I can go to the beach and play in the sun, but it is imperative that I wear a rash guard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rash_guard) in the water and SPF60 at the very least. I don't think that's so bad, considering the alternative.Besides, there are some pretty fabulous hats and cover-ups out there this summer.

I think it would be absolutely foolish for any fair skinned person to not take precautions against UV rays.
Of course, it is your health and your body. I just feel it would be a disservice for me to not compel you to think otherwise, considering my history.

 
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none of the Missha creams seem to even be pale enough for me

 
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Skin cancer at 23, dear god, I'm glad you recovered, that is a big lesson to people who are so careless about their health regarding sun exposure. You must be extremely brave having coped with that at such a young age...

 
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Jillian, I'm very sorry you had to go through this! I hope you are okay now.
If you have experienced something like that, of course you'll be extra careful with sunscreen. I admire that you're so positive! I hope this doesn't sound patronizing. I really mean it.

Does anyone here know good self tanners or bronzers for pale skin? I have a blue-ish/pink undertone (rather cool). I love this thread... Thank god there's more people who are pale and embrace it... gives me some confidence!

 
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I really love YSL Terre Saharienne in the colour Sand, it's a really light peachy bronzer and it's impossible to overdo, perfect for fair people, not recommendable for anyone darker dan NC/NW25.

 
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The Chanel Bronze Universel is awesome, I'm a bit more yellow though.

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