For me wearing a good sunscreen on my Hawaii vacation is a must. I try to wear a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or higher. As I mentioned in this post on how to avoid sunburns in Hawaii, the reason it’s even more important to wear a sunscreen with a high SPF is that Hawaii is closer to the equator and thus closer to the sun compared to Europe, North America, Australia, etc.
Finding a good sunscreen can be a difficult task. I’ve found that some high SPF sunscreens don’t rub in well and transfer a white film onto my swim suits. Other sunscreens tend to cause breaks. While others leave a sticky oily feel that’s most uncomfortable. Ugg!
On my last trip to Hawaii, I picked up a bottle of this Hawaiian Tropic Baby Faces brand of sunscreen. I purchased it mainly because the bottle said that it has less chemicals and is less irritating. I figured if it was designed for babies’ skin, it has to be pretty mild. Well, Andy and I both loved it. It rubbed in really well and didn’t have the usual sticky uncomfortable feeling that most sunscreens do. I’ll definitely be buying this sunscreen again.
For my face, I used a new sunscreen made by SkinCeuticals that has Zinc Oxide. I really liked this sunscreen. It absorbed quickly and didn’t leave my face looking like I’d just slathered baby oil all over it.
What are your favorite sunscreens? Which ones have you tried and not liked? How do you choose your sunscreens?