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Are You Sun-Phobic or Sun-Loving?

While in Los Angeles to tour all of the beauty hot spots last weekend, I protected my skin from the sun with SPF 70, and walked in the shade when possible. But I have friends who love bathing in the sun, and I'll admit that the warm rays do feel great. On this Memorial Day, will you be soaking up the sun? Or will you be hiding from its rays?


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Xandara Xandara 9 years
If I'm out in the sun, it's SPF 85 for me - I LOVE Neutrogena UltraSheer. One scare with melanoma was enough to teach me that sunscreen NEEDS to be worn. If I'm not having an outdoor day, I wear SPF 15 on exposed body parts... it's so easy when you get out of the shower and use a nice SPF lotion to put it on and let it soak in while the bathroom is still steamy. I honestly don't know why people DON'T do it. Well, wait, I didn't bother till I had SKIN CANCER. So yeah, I'm That Girl Who Nags All Her Friends to WEAR SUNSCREEN! :P
rhistar rhistar 9 years
Sadly very very pale skin had made me sun-phobic. Not really great fun if you come from a nation of sun lovers (Australia). There is no bronzing going on for me unless it comes from can/tube/compact. That said I would like to thank my Mum for her diligence when I was little, my freckles have been kept to a bare minimum. Being smart about the sun is important, I have learnt to appreciate the sun from a distance. Unfortunately many have not which is why we have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
lovelie lovelie 9 years
I love the sun, but I recently went down to florida for spring break, and got a nasty sunburn!! I mean like blisters on my forehead...stupid me didn't think to put sunblock on after being on a wide-spectrum antibiotic. It was awful, but thankfully it didn't ruin my entire trip.
shannon_xo shannon_xo 9 years
i love being out in the sun but i never tan my face. its the only part of my body that I'm paranoid about the sun.
0037sammie 0037sammie 9 years
I am tan already- a bit more looks nice, too much looks weird!
Angelica Angelica 9 years
I'm sun-loving, but I act like a sun-phobic. It gets complicated, but there's nothing worse than a burn. Or knowing you are damaging your skin.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
I live in Seattle, so any sun I can bask in is a treat! But, I use 55 SPF anytime I am in the sun!
gigill gigill 9 years
Why isn't there an option for both? I love the feeling of the sun on my skin, but hate the burning - so lots of sunscreen it is for me!
Bisque Bisque 9 years
During beach strips, I love soaking up the rays and getting pink healthier looking cheeks. However, my mom doesn't like it when I get darker, neither does her mom or my aunts. They'd like to maintain that pink white-ish ( a little yellowish to me) Chinese complexion than get dark.
keiraz keiraz 9 years
Love the Sun but since I did my new look(reddish shade for hair) I try to avoid obvious tans as much as I could as it won't really match!lol
shernic82 shernic82 9 years
I inherited the Irish pale skin, and I will NEVER be able to tan, so why bother trying and risk skin cancer and early aging? I enjoy the sun, I just use the SPF and use fake tan when necessary.
inertia inertia 9 years
Sun-phobic. I rarely use strong sunscreen, just the basic SPF 15 in my daily moisturizer. Don't like the greasy feeling. But I dislike summer heat and sunglight even more so I just keep out of the sun as much as possible and don't show off much exposed skin when I do go out. It's common for women here to wear loose-fitting long sleeve tops in summertime; Japan is so humid that shucking off the coverup and going in a tank top is not an improvement.
BeautiJunki BeautiJunki 9 years
in the sun with ss!
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I like the sun and I am lucky that I have skin that doesn't burn easily. However, I do wear SPF every day and it is a must on days at the beach or at the park.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I love being active outside, but I burn something awful. I compromise by wearing a high SPF and taking cover when the sun is high.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Sun-phobic however I do not deprive myself of enjoying the summer weather; I just apply SPF 30 or 50 for my face; SPF 50 or 70 on my body. I just saw a SPF 80 body spray in an ad so I plan on buying that (I believe it was Neutrogena.)
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 9 years
Sun loving but with the appropriate protection!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Sun-phobic. I'm fair-skinned, and I prefer my peaches and cream complexion. It contrasts nicely with my dark hair and eyes. Besides, I don't like being in the hot sun. I literally wilt.
devils devils 9 years
I'm not necessarily a sun-phobe... I'm the type of person stupid enough to go out for an hour and end up getting burned. I don't mind being outside, but sometimes just too hot for me to be outside and I'll start to feel sick
emalove emalove 9 years
I am a sun-lover, but I always wear sunscreen now. This year, I bought the Neutrogena SPF 85 to try. I've already had skin cancer, when I was in my late 20s. I am all about the protection today!
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 9 years
i used to be sun-loving but i've gotten so many spots that as of this year i am sun-phobic and addicted to sunscreen! no more fake n' baking for me either, if i want a tan, i'm going mystic!
guineapiggin9 guineapiggin9 9 years
i stay out just long enough to tan a little and then its back in the house to slather on the sunscreen. and once i am tan, its spf 50 all summer long.
subhuman-error subhuman-error 9 years
I love the sun enough to give it the respect that it deserves. I know the power of that nuclear furnace and hide from its rays! But I will admit that I love the look of tanned skin in the summer, so I do the fake tans!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love the sun but most def wear SPF and so forth. I don't want premature wrinkles.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
My skin is transparent, so, I'm scared.
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