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#1 geology_rocks

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    Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:27 PM

    I'm looking for advice from the been there, done that crowd. How did you keep from burning on your wedding day. I'm normally a sunscreen girl since I tend to burn but I don't want to look like a greasy piggy in all my wedding pictures (nor do I want to look like a lobster!) Is there a good, non-greasy sunscreen that you can recommend? Moisturizer with sunscreen? Pay someone to follow me around with a really big umbrella? (I'm joking about the last one of course!) I'm at a loss, maybe I should have signed the papers inside and booked the wedding under the safety of darkness.

    #2 crawford2B

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      Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:31 PM

      We got there and the first two days did not burn at all. We all wore 50 spf and the day before the wedding we all burned and had great tan lines in our pictures. Scarcasm! I had to not care and said Im on the beach getting married and thought of it as ok. I think the best thing is a strapless dress and darkness! Ha. I really don't have a lot of answers for you sorry! Good luck!

      #3 amyrak

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        Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:31 PM

        There is some makeup that has sunscreen in it. I bought some from Clinique that is SPF 15 I think. I'm sure there are some moisturizers out there with SPF too though. I know I'm so scared to fry before my wedding day since we will have 5 whole days before the wedding. I have good coloring and don't burn easily but if you are out in it all day there is no avoiding.

        #4 CourtneyV

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          Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:34 PM

          Ok, a lot of people say this is a myth, but I SWEAR it works for me. If I know I'm going to be out in the sun a lot, like I am on a vacation, I tan a few weeks ahead of time. I've done it my last few vacations and haven't burnt at all. I'm super sensitive to burning as well (must be a Calgary thing, and the fact that we never get nice sunny days!) but I swear this works.

          ...that's all I can think of! Sorry!
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          #5 MelanieS

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            Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:42 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by CourtneyV
            Ok, a lot of people say this is a myth, but I SWEAR it works for me. If I know I'm going to be out in the sun a lot, like I am on a vacation, I tan a few weeks ahead of time. I've done it my last few vacations and haven't burnt at all. I'm super sensitive to burning as well (must be a Calgary thing, and the fact that we never get nice sunny days!) but I swear this works.

            ...that's all I can think of! Sorry!
            I have to say this works for me also, and I'm light-skinned and blonde. I have to start out very slowly in the tanning bed at least 4 weeks ahead, but by the time I'm vacationing I very seldom burn. I do use moisturizer and makeup (Bare Minerals) with SPF in it also.

            #6 crawford2B

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              Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:43 PM

              I also tanned before we went and do not burn often. The sun in Jamaica is unforgiving! i really wish you good luck!

              #7 dragonfly

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                Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:47 PM

                I have very white irish skin, and I was diligent about applying and reapplying my sunscreen. I also wore strappless things my entire vacation til the wedding was over. But I think you are actually talking about the wedding day and how to keep from burning without becoming a greaasy sunscreened mess. I applied my sunscreen an hour before I put on my dress, and stay away from perfumed body lotions that have oils in them, most usually do. I also made sure my moisturizer and my makeup and lip gloss had suncreen in it. I got married later in the day so I was out of the dangerous 12-2 pm sunlight. There are so many non-greasy sunscreens, it should say so on the bottle, so look for one of those. Another trick, bring a parasol, for in betweeen pictures and any waiting time you may have, I'm sure that would help alot.

                #8 AmandaR

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                  Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:51 AM

                  I saw this Neutrogena line at Wal-Mart, and it seems perfect for protecting your skin, but in a non-greasy way: Walmart.com - Neutrogena Helioplex

                  I think I'm going to pick myself up a bottle, especially for my face!

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                  #9 becks

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                  Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:58 AM

                  I can't wear the Neutrogena helioplex on my face - I get a weird reaction and my face, particularly around my nose and mouth, swells and dries - and then for about a week my lips are chapped and peeling. So try that one before you commit to it two days before your wedding. And I say that as someone with no known allergies, it's the only thing I've EVER reacted to.

                  Personally, body-wise, I use the sprays - coppertone sport SPF 50 is my preference. They go on dry and stay that way - just be sure to rub it in a bit after you spray it on.

                  For my face, I use blue iguana. It is a bit greasy, but my recommendation is to have loose powder and a good powder brush at hand - that way if you get shiny you can just powder up. Also, some of the new loose powders have an SPF in them.

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                  #10 geology_rocks

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                    Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:02 AM

                    Thanks for all the great ideas!

                    I tried the tanning thing, reluctantly bought 225 minutes becuase that was the cheapest package they offered, bought the goggles, bought the lotion, total $80. I went for 5 minutes and broke out in a huge itchy rash Luckily I could sell my minutes to re-coup some of the wasted cash.

                    I will definitely have to check out the Neutrogena stuff. Has anyone tried the Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock? It sounds promising!

                    I already bought some mattefying foundation. would that go on over top of sunscreen?




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