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Skincare tips: Runner w/ calluses, dry lips, early fear of wrinkles, etc

Please help a 28 year old woman overcome her sundry skin terrors: I'm a runner who is tired of having ugly feet (callused skin, short and warped toenails). I also suffer from prescription medication-induced dry mouth that Biotene toothpaste/mouth spray only marginally help. The dry mouth contributes to my chronically chapped lips. My hormonal birth control causes vaginal dryness and I want to solve this potentially by changing HBCs instead of treating the systems with Premarin. Plus, I'm trying to take more action than ever to protect my facial skin and other skin from premature aging. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Oct 22, 2014 - 14 answers

The Sunscreen Holy Grail

I've read tons of past askme's about sunscreen, but I still can't find an ideal candidate, so let's make another snowflake. Are there really physical sunscreens out there with NO white cast and a light feel (won't drip off my face in the sun)? Conversely, can I trust a chemical sunscreen to be decently photostable and protective, since my skin isn't especially reactive? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Jul 6, 2014 - 14 answers

Sunscreen advice: burnout replacement

My favorite sunscreen (BurnOut) has been reformulated and I need a replacement. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Jun 30, 2014 - 12 answers

What's the best high-SPF cream for a sensitive face?

I need a facial sunscreen - but everything I try makes my make-up melt off or give me spots. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 27, 2014 - 33 answers

How fast does sunscreen wear off, really?

After a minor bout of skin cancer last year, I am required to wear sunblock every day. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jun 15, 2014 - 30 answers

Can our skin eat this?

I have an (expired?) unopened bottle of Coppertone Continuous Spray Ultra guard sunscreen that I want to use on for a day with a lot of sun exposure. [more inside]
posted by third rail on May 25, 2014 - 12 answers

Help Avoiding Sunburn in Hawaii

I have a trip to Hawaii planned. The last time I was there, the sun seemed much stronger than I'm use to in California, and I tend to burn even under the best circumstances. It being vacation, I'll probably be outside more often the normal and maybe even wet more often than normal. What's the best way to avoid getting burned? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Aug 20, 2013 - 37 answers

Help me protect my ink!

Yes, another "Help me find this thing to buy." I need sunscreen. I recently found another ask (linked below the fold) but the results are exactly what I DON'T like. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on May 2, 2013 - 25 answers

Everybody's free to wear sunscreen. But what kind?

I need daily sunscreen recommendations compatible with oily skin. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 11, 2013 - 35 answers

The light, it burns!

Best non-comedogenic physical sunblock on the market? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Aug 25, 2012 - 21 answers


Help me figure out how to take proper care of my skin. [more inside]
posted by guessthis on Aug 14, 2012 - 7 answers

So why see the world when you got a beach?

I'd like to acquire a very serious daily SPF regimen. What products should I use? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Aug 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Do sunscreens that don't smell like sunscreen exist?

What sunscreen smells the least like sunscreen? [more inside]
posted by MadamM on May 20, 2012 - 21 answers

Please don't say "wear a hat"

Where can I buy BIG, or at least non-tiny containers of natural / mineral / physical sunscreen? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on May 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Pimp My Moisturizer

Are there moisturizers similar to Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, but with sunscreen? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Mar 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Block those rays

Recommend me a physical blocker sunblock that I can buy in Canada. [more inside]
posted by pised on Dec 28, 2011 - 4 answers

What are the best ways to keep sunscreen applied to my stubble from turning into a mess?

What are the best ways to keep sunscreen applied to my stubble from turning into a mess like this? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Sep 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Thermodynamic fashion.

How to get a really good looking tan? Is there an aesthetic difference between "side-effect" tans and "lie-down" tans? And, should one tan their face? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Sep 14, 2011 - 10 answers

At least the phone won't get sunburned.

Sunscreen in a Tracfone - do I need to worry? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Aug 5, 2011 - 4 answers

How to stop me being quite such a salty seadog?

When sailing, how do you protect your face from wind and salt as well as the sun? [more inside]
posted by penguin pie on Jul 10, 2011 - 7 answers

why are U.S. manufacturers phasing out the best sunscreen?

Why are Mexoryl/ecamsule-based sunscreens getting harder and harder to find in the US? [more inside]
posted by Ralston McTodd on Mar 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Choosing a sunscreen: SPF and "hazardous" chemicals?

Two questions about choosing an everyday SPF face moisturizer: 1) What SPF do I really need? 2) How much credence to give the Environmental Working Group's sunscreen ratings? [more inside]
posted by enlarged to show texture on Mar 20, 2011 - 10 answers

What should I be wearing while kayaking this summer so that I can avoid tan lines?

What should I be wearing while kayaking this summer so that I can avoid tan lines? [more inside]
posted by ridiculous on Mar 10, 2011 - 22 answers

Need a non-greasy moisturizer/sunscreen option

Help me find a moisturizer + sunscreen that won't make my face greasy! [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Feb 28, 2011 - 25 answers

Good moisturising sunscreen for Australian summer

Need recommendations: A moisturiser with high SPF for somebody whose skin turns pink after a few minutes in the Australian sun. Don't mind if it's expensive; in fact, I welcome luxury products. We just need it to be a nice formulation, non-greasy non-sticky, non-white. It would be for the whole body (usually just neck, arms and face), but need not be a product specifically targeted to body. Bonus points for a non sunscreeny scent, and if I can purchase it from StrawberryNet. [more inside]
posted by KLF on Dec 11, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I get aerosol sunscreen off my stuff?

How do I remove aerosol sunscreen from my belongings after it sprayed all over my suitcase? [more inside]
posted by Lifeson on Oct 20, 2010 - 5 answers

How to attend Burning Man while avoiding the sun?

I really don't like the sun. I would like to go to Burning Man. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by the jam on Aug 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Annual Sunscreen Recommendation Request, Picky Edition

Summer's here, let's talk about sunscreen . . . again. I've read all the other annual requests for recommendations, but I'm hoping there is something new on the market that will meet all my unreasonable requirements, detailed within. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Jul 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Does a SunScreen Pill Exist?

Is there a "sunscreen pill" that compares to SPF 30 lotion? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Easy Sun Protection for the Lazy

My dad was recently diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and apparently that means I'm at increased risk. I guess I need to start thinking about sun protection. Problem: I am very, very lazy. [more inside]
posted by craichead on Oct 17, 2009 - 40 answers

Its a necessity dammit!

Is there any place to purchase sunscreen at the Orlando International Airport? [more inside]
posted by QUHZK on Aug 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Stop the stains!

I have used bullfrog sunblock for years & just the past year started having problems with staining. Bullfrog + sweat = stained shirts after washing. Their web site has no contact info. Any ideas?
posted by patnok on Jul 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Everyday sunscreen?

Recommend a daily high SPF sunscreen for sensitive skin? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Jul 9, 2009 - 23 answers

Moisturizer with SPF or separate sunscreen?

Men's moisturizer with SPF or separate moisturizer and sunscreen? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Mar 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Tattoos and Sun

I have large, detailed, black-ink tattoos that take up my arm from elbow to shoulder. I like them very much and don't want them to fade (they're 2 years old). [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Jun 9, 2008 - 10 answers

High SPF sunscreen for acne-prone skin?

Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher that won't make me break out? [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on May 25, 2008 - 30 answers

When did suntan lotion become sunscreen?

When did "suntan lotion" become "sunscreen"? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Mar 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Dermatologists (or those who go to them) help me prevent & treat wrinkles (details inside).

Dermatologists (or those who go to them) help me prevent & treat undereye wrinkles (details inside). [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Feb 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Is it okay to mix foundation with your sunscreen?

Is it okay to mix a dab of foundation with your sunscreen to make an ersatz "tinted moisturizer"? Or will it create a rip in the very fabric of space and time? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Dec 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Good sunscreen?

Reading Wikipedia gives one the impression that most sunscreens and sunscreen ingredients are ineffective and/or give you skin cancer or other sickness. What's a good sunscreen brand I should purchase that will both protect me from the sun and also not kill me?
posted by punishinglemur on Aug 2, 2006 - 17 answers

Swamp Things

I do a lot of photography in swamps and woods lugging a big (4x5, 6x12, or 6x17) camera around. Up here, the sun is fierce, the swamps are wet, and the bugs are vicious. What hat, sunscreen and bugspray do mefi-ers recommend from personal experience? [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 7, 2006 - 17 answers

Serious business.

What's so special about baby skin? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Apr 14, 2006 - 18 answers

Can you help me find the perfect sunscreen?

I am looking for a good daily sunscreen to wear on my face. My criteria are: (1) little/no chemical "sunscreen" smell; (2) fragrance-free; (3) oil-free; (4) SPF in the 8-15 range; (5) transparent or clear. How the sunscreen smells is very important to me: I am sensitive to smells and often don't wear sunscreen because the scent is so strong. [more inside]
posted by betterton on Jun 17, 2005 - 20 answers

Sunscreen for sensitive skin?

I have sensitive skin and I need a good sunscreen. [more inside]
posted by crapulent on May 26, 2005 - 14 answers

Recommendation for a clear (non-opaque) sunscreen lotion?

I'd like a recommendation for a clear (non-opaque) sunscreen lotion. Neutrogena had one (SPF 30, I think), but I can't find it anymore (store or on the web). Does anyone have a recommendation (or a source), for that or a similar clear sunscreen lotion? [more inside]
posted by WestCoaster on Apr 16, 2005 - 10 answers


SunFilter: Any recommendations for a daily facial sunblock that 1) does not leave my face all shiny; 2) provides full-spectrum protection of at least SPF 15, preferably including a physical sunblock (zinc or titanium dioxide); 3) is ok for sensitive skin? Cost is no object.
posted by insideout on Feb 6, 2005 - 18 answers

Heavy duty sunblock advice wanted

SolarFilter: I am a redhead and thus I use sunscreen and sunblock a lot. [mi] [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Aug 28, 2004 - 9 answers


What's a good product for repairing sun damage to one's scalp?
posted by neuroshred on Dec 13, 2003 - 5 answers

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