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Suncream in a daily body moisturiser?

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CarpeJugulum Mon 01-Jun-15 07:29:44

Currently in NE Scotland, but moving down south shortly. Having just been down for a few days, I've already started going darker, not a bad thing as I'm milk bottle white and DS gets very red.

We obviously have suncream, but I find that I moisturise, then apply suncream and end up a greasy blob. I can't not moisturise as I have dry skin.

So, I use SPF face cream daily, and wondered if there was an equivalent body cream that is any good? I've seen a few, and know they don't have high SPF, so would be using them if I'm actually in the garden/on a proper day out, but something to cover me when I'm at work if I nip to the shop at lunchtime type of thing?

YonicScrewdriver Mon 01-Jun-15 07:39:09

Don't you find regular lotion moisturising? Nivea does a sun cream brand, I always assumed the carrier lotion was something like their body cream?

CarpeJugulum Mon 01-Jun-15 07:48:32

Not for my skin sadly. It just leaves a greasy film, and my skin seems to get worse - so I end up doing moisturiser as well.

Mind you, since having DS I only use Ambre Solaire 50SPF Kids so it may be the type of cream.

It's the greasy feeling (looking and feeling like I've been dunking myself in a chip pan) that I'd love to avoid!

Thisishowyoudisappear Mon 01-Jun-15 07:49:12

Palmer's SPF 15 body lotion. Should be available from larger branches of Boots.

CarpeJugulum Mon 01-Jun-15 14:37:56

I'll have a look for that one thanks. I like their cocoa butter lotion so hopefully the SPF should be fine too.


Thisishowyoudisappear Mon 01-Jun-15 14:41:55

I think you'll like it then. I love it and use it every day on arms, legs and décolletage. It feels like a normal body lotion, is moisturising, smells fine, and saves faffing with sun cream on a normal day.

SpecificOcean Mon 01-Jun-15 14:48:18

I use the Palmers spf 15 one too. It last ages and smells nice.

LettuceLaughton Mon 01-Jun-15 14:49:56

Or you could moistirise at night and use SPF in the day. I do find the SPF for children children greasier than most stuff for adults. I really like p20 which lasts 10 or 12 hours.

CarpeJugulum Mon 01-Jun-15 14:50:03

Wow - a consensus on MNet! grin

I'll definitely hunt it down then. As I say, for all day in the sun, I don't mind applying sun cream as I'm wearing appropriate clothing, but office stuff doesn't go too well with grease!

CarpeJugulum Mon 01-Jun-15 14:52:51

Oh, cross posts!

I have to apply morning and night sadly; but yes, kids stuff could be worse.

Thisishowyoudisappear Mon 01-Jun-15 14:55:18


LettuceLaughton Mon 01-Jun-15 14:57:12

Heck! That must be quite a chore!

Vision (I think it's called) is the other long acting SPF I've used. It's more moisturizing than the p20 iirc but they didn't have any left last time i was after it (non-uk).

specialsubject Mon 01-Jun-15 15:23:35

why not use real suncream on the bits that aren't covered up? Farty silly beauty products don't provide real sun protection.

entirely understand that you can burn in the UK - peak UV in 3 weeks - so you need to find a real sunscreen that works.

I like the Ambre solaire sports products FWIW, as they are designed not to be greasy - stock up when you see them at less than a king's ransom. It is a myth that suncream stops working as Christmas approaches.

CarpeJugulum Tue 02-Jun-15 22:27:34

I can't not moisturise, my skin dries out and I get horrendous stretch marks all over. T'is lovely!

If I apply sunscreen on the top, I get greasy and it transfers on to clothes which is delightful when I'm dressed to impress at work. (And sun cream doesn't moisturise enough!)

I'm in the office in the daytime, so it would be the walk to the car/train (maybe 5 minutes each end) and maybe a quick trip to the shop for lunch. Mostly long sleeves, but décolletage and lower legs in the summer.

Hence the two in one option.

LettuceLaughton Wed 03-Jun-15 07:56:20

TBH it sounds like you need a dermatologist referral, your skin sounds way past 'normal' dry / very dry skin.

CarpeJugulum Wed 03-Jun-15 08:40:29

Yeah. It's not fun. I've got Doublebase on prescription from GP which keeps it under control, so GP wasn't too bothered about it. I've just taken it as life IYSWIM.

I am moving next week, so will have to register with a new GP - I'll obviously have to speak to them about my repeat prescriptions so will mention it then.

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