Welcome friends. Since the sun is such a major problem with lupus I have to put a lot of thought into sunscreen. I don’t want to use a sunscreen that screams summer sports and has that distinct smell to it. I also dislike the oily feel that many of the sunscreens have. So I went looking at the drugstore to find a sunscreen I could use everyday.
Neutrogena Ultra Soft Hydrating Sunblock SPF 45
I got the pump version. There are other versions and various SPF strengths available. When I applied it I found that it was not an oily cream. It should be applied fifteen minutes before you go outside. It does soak in over a few minutes. I can apply make up right over it and not affect protection. It has a pleasant scent to it that fades soon after applying. But if you are very smell sensitive test it first! It is waterproof, and sweat proof. The label says it is PABA free but frankly I have no idea what that is. Enlighten me if you do!
Overall I am happy with it. I have had no breakout problems after using it for several weeks. The smell does not bother me. It helps protect me from the sun and I appreciate it. I have no intention of becoming a vampire! So this is a good one!
I am hoping to check out Land’s End UV protective clothing, hmmm just not sure when I can puppy dog eye them into letting me sample a shirt. LOL
Take care and lupies out there protect yourself in the sun!