Female and I use products with sunscreen. Or straight sunscreen if I’m not wearing makeup that day. I live in Southern California as well, so it’s sunny most of the time. And though you didn’t ask, many times I’ll wear a hat for additional protection from the sun.
Seriously, though, I only put sunscreen on my tattoo (and that obsessively, even though it’s usually covered by clothing) unless I’m going to be outside for long periods of time–then it goes on all over. Unfortunately, I tend to forget my ears, but fortunately even though I glow in the dark I don’t seem to burn that easily. Which is why I tend not to wear sunscreen.
Oh, and in case you couldn’t tell from the name, I’m female as well.
Female, and I use a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15.
Years ago I didn’t, and I started to get not freckles, but light brown splotches on the high part of my cheekbones. Didn’t want any more of that.
I’m not that fair, but I’m starting to notice these same splotches on my cheekbones as well. I have started wearing SPF 35 moisturizer under my foundation every day whether I will be in the sun or not. It’s just part of my rountine now.
Male and no, I have greasy enough skin that anything on makes me feel really uncomfortable. Since I live in Australia I just have to accept that it’s a given that I’ll have a skin cancer or two at some point in my life and deal with it then.
That being said, I only burn about once a year which is pretty good for this climate and my so-pale-it’s-blinding complexion.
Try the Bullfrog gel brand. It is more of the more-expensive ones, but it is very resistant to sweating off. Apply it very lightly, a little goes a long way and if you use too much it will sweat & run into your eyes.
I bicycle a lot on a recumbent, and for that riding you need sunscreen on your face. I tried several other brands of sunscreen previously, all had problems with sweating and running in my eyes. I asked about this problem on a bicycling forum, and most everybody there said “get some Bullfrog”. The Bullfrog doesn’t get into my eyes, and keeps my face from turning beet-red. Normally I apply it to my exposed arms and legs, and then just rub my hands on my face a bit–it takes very little to work.
I want to, but everything makes me so oily. My foundation has SPF 15 in it, and I bought it specifically for that purpose, planning to wear it every day, but I still usually don’t put it on. I’m very bad. I even purposely bought the best-smelling sunscreen in the entire universe but I never put it on! Tomorrow, I swear!
Oddly, though, I don’t burn. I remain as always glow-in-the-dark white with freckles. Perhaps I don’t spend enough time outside to burn.