Bionic Asks: What’s your SPF Level?

by Bionic Beauty on 26.May.2010 · 10 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic Asks What level SPF/sunscreen do you wear on a typical day? And do you have a favorite brand you swear by?

I use Lexli’s SPF 15 Day Lotion (read my Lexli review) under my Purely Cosmetics mineral makeup (which provides another “layer” of coverage) for my face, neck, chest and ears. I also carry a jar of SPF 45 clear zinc sunblock in my purse for touchups. It works great on both my face and body; plus it’s immediately effective since zinc is a physical sunblock (as opposed to chemical sunblocks which take around 30 minutes to be fully effective at blocking harmful sun rays). Oh, and the zinc is great for assisting in clearing up acne and breakouts. It’s perfect for me!

If I am going to be out in the sun for the day- whether it’s the park, driving my car, or walking my dog, I cover my body with SPF 30 or higher. My favorites for full body coverage are Clinique, Hampton Sun, and Coola Total Body organic suncare (review upcoming!). All of which last a long time without irritating my skin or causing body breakouts.