Now that sun filled days are here, I am wondering how much sunscreen do I really need to use. Many expert recommend one tablespoon for the face and a total of two tablespoons for both face and body. To test it out, I measured out one tablespoon of sunblock and dumped it on a small plate. Then I went to work, dabbing it on my checks, nose, and chin. I avoided my bang covered forehead. At first, things went fine. My skin seemed very happy with the extra moisture of the sunscreen. But as I applied more and more, it started to pile up on the surface until it looked like frosting — or clown make-up.
One of my biggest concerns when using sunscreen has been wearing make-up over it. Not infrequetly, foundation, powder or blush … Continue Reading… →
This is what one tablespoon of sunscreen looks like on my face.
One of my biggest concerns when using sunscreen has been wearing make-up over it. Not infrequently foundation, powder or blush would turn dark and orangy when applied over sunscreen covered skin. Looking at this photo, I can’t imagine where I could actually put the make-up. Clearly this one tablespoon idea is not something too many experts have actually tried out.
Moving on, I measured out one teaspoon of sunscreen and started to put it on my face. Starting near my eyes, I applied the sunscreen to the sides of my nose and smoothed it out over my chin and cheeks– and there it sat. And sat. Rather than looking like fluffy frosting, … Continue Reading… →
How much sunblock do you use on your face? Most experts recommend one tablespoon for the face and two tablespoons for the whole body. I measured out one tablespoon of a favorite sunblock and dumped it on a saucer. Then I started to apply it to my skin. At first things were working normally. As I applied it, my skin was happy to absorb it. Then as I applied more and more, it started to pile up on the surface until it looked like frosting. ( or clown paint).
It certainly makes you wonder how the “experts” came up with their recommendations. Did any of them ever actually try out this quantity before issuing the one tab guideline. Seriously! Not only did I look like Bozo the Clown, my skin began to burn and itch. I was so uncomfortable, I was gritting my teeth until I could take the shot and rush to wash it off.
How much sunscreen do you use on your face? A dab or two on your cheeks and forehead? A nickel-sized blob? I have often read that experts recommend using one tablespoon on the face and two tablespoons for the body. Last week while I was making Linzer cookies, I was measuring out butter and one tablespoon looked like a pretty big lump to apply to my face. It got me thinking. I know that butter is 100% fat so perhaps a creamy lotion would absorb more easily. I squeezed out a tablespoon of my favorite sunscreen and dumped it on a saucer. As you can see from the photo, its quite an impressive puddle of cream.