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Monday, May 31, 2010

Ok, so I’m not going to tell you like a broken record, wear sun screen (but wear it!), I will tell you though what the difference in SPF mean as many of us don’t know. The SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to produce a sunburn on protected skin to the amount of time needed to cause a sunburn on unprotected skin.   For example, a fair-skinned person who would normally burn after 10 minutes in the sun, ten minutes is their "initial burning time." If that person uses a sunscreen with SPF 2, it takes 20 minutes in the sun for that person's skin to burn. Now, if that person uses a sunscreen with SPF 15, it multiplies the initial burning time by 15, so it takes 150 minutes, or 2 and half hours, for that person's skin to burn. Generally you want to wear at least a SPF 30 and reapply every 2-3 hours. Try our Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen powder for a quick and easy way to get protected against the sun! Have you had any random sunburn stories? Let’s hear them!   
{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}

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Tpzy wrote:
1) 5/31/2010 8:46:43 AM
I really like the tinted moisturizer! Until I turned thirty, I didn't think much about sunscreen, but since I don't want any wrinkles any time soon I will make sure if I'm in the sun it will be on.
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CJane wrote:
2) 5/31/2010 9:19:55 AM
Thanks to my mum, I've realized the importance of keeping my skin as healthy as possible. On the days where the sun is scorching hot, I apply my SPF 30 moisturizer before applying any makeup. Sometimes, if the day is cloudy or the sun is not screeching down as much, I mix the SPF moisturizer with a non-SPF facial moisturizer, just for some added moisture lock on my face. I don't know if I'll be OD-ing, but I think I will try ELF's Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen powder to set my face with it instead of my usual non SPF powder, for some MORE added protection! The sun stands no chance.. I hope! :) ..I can't wait to try it!
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yami wrote:
3) 5/31/2010 9:41:48 AM
I remember the day me and my best friend went to Wet n Wild and we only used sunscreen like once throughout the whole day and we came back like lobsters...but we had a fun time regardless of the time we're gunna take a spray on spf
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Antonia wrote:
4) 5/31/2010 10:13:06 AM
WOW! your blog just gave me a whole different look at sunscreen. I personally just started wearing it. I had went to Florida with my family one day and be not listening to my aunt to put sunblock on I got burned real bad. I didn't know I can burn so fast I was hurting and upset the rest of our vacation. I learn my lesson. SUNBLOCK HERE I COME!!!!!!!
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E.L.F. Fan wrote:
5) 5/31/2010 10:32:10 AM
My mother just had foot surgery. She went through excrutiating pain. The docotr reccommended EPSOM SALT to relieve the pain , muscles, and swelling. I was skeptical when I went and bought it for her. She used it and it WORKED ! I am glad that E.L.F. suggested to its members the benefits of using EPSOM SALT. I LOVE E.L.F. products and am excited to see that E.L.F. looks out for its members in relaying such valuable information. E.L.F. not only is a wonderful makeup line but it cares about its members.
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Momo123 wrote:
6) 5/31/2010 11:29:20 AM
I've been telling my 13 and 15 years old girl and boy that if there is only one thing they put on their face --it will be sunscreen! I make sure they put on at least a SPF 30 sunscreen before they leave for school every morning!
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lilpotterfan wrote:
7) 5/31/2010 11:50:58 AM
I am a person with naturally tan skin, so I never knew that my face needed sunscreen! I dont ever get sunburnt. Only recently after being out on the lake without any protection against the sun on my face, I realized that I had made a really bad mistake. My face broke out afterwards :(. I know that by not putting sunscreen on, I had damaged alot of my skin cells. But according to the blog, as long as I get spf 60, i dont have to reapply as often!
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leial85 wrote:
8) 5/31/2010 12:14:10 PM
My dad used to tell me all the time that SPF 30 was the best because it would last 2-3 hours. I never knew the exact reason. Haha.. now I do. Thanks!
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AHarbulik wrote:
9) 5/31/2010 12:39:10 PM
I have the e.l.f. studio SPF sunscreen powder and it's great! I like it because I don't like to wear greasy and thick lotion based sunscreens on my face and I wanted something lighter. The powder feels just like a translucent powder and seems to work as sun protection and to reduce shine and set your make-up. You should try it! :)
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swoogietwo wrote:
10) 5/31/2010 1:06:06 PM
Epson salt baths are fantastic. If ou play any kind of sports the bath sooths your aching muscles to make them feel 100% better.
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Diana Y wrote:
11) 5/31/2010 1:13:23 PM
im using the Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen powder right now and it makes me look a little darker than my regular skin tone, however i dont mind so much cos it makes me look a little tanner during summer and its awesome! A small tip for the ones who have or wanting to buy this powder. If you don't want it to look to dark on your skin, avoid using the flat top powder brush, use a kabuki brush instead and gently brush it all over the face, it'll help the powder stay on more naturally on your skin! :)
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Daijah wrote:
12) 5/31/2010 1:24:23 PM
Yes, one time at a water park, i knew i was prone to burn. I applied ALOT of sunscreen but was soo excited to go on the first ride i didn't rub it in all the way. The water practically washed it right off of my skin, and all in my eyes. I left it in the car so i got burnt like toast, but my eyes didn't! They were the only thing left with sunblock on them and they stung like crazy!
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michik0 wrote:
13) 5/31/2010 1:41:20 PM
my mom has constantly told me to put on sunscreen but it's hard to remember. Now that you mentioned that calculation, it will be slightly easier to remember!! =P Thank goodness I bought the SPF 45 face powder! It was a good investment for the long run of my skin!!!
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popper10 wrote:
14) 5/31/2010 1:55:46 PM
i can't begin to tell you how important it is to use sunscreen. And even that won't completely protect you from melanoma (the deadly skin cancer. I'm the one who always slathers on the highest SPF but I still was just diagnosed with it. I was lucky because it was caught early and I only had to have a 4 inch gouge taken out of my leg. Also, it has been proven that tanning beds can increase your risk for skin cancer even more than being out in the sun!!!
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krista26 wrote:
15) 5/31/2010 2:23:47 PM
Sunscreen is so very important, whether you are out in the natural sunshine or artificial (tanning bed). I did not take sunscreen seriously, I grew up in the 1980's when we used baby oil and silver tanning towels. This year, after being in the sun, I developed dark brown pigmentation on my cheeks. I do not like these "sun spots" and am finding it near impossible to get rid of them. Sunscreen is a must, a definitely a higher # sunscreen. Always, always put sunscreen on your body, including your face and lips!!
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dee2010 wrote:
16) 5/31/2010 2:34:17 PM
Wow! I really didn't know this
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Brae wrote:
17) 5/31/2010 2:35:35 PM
I have fair skin and when i was little i would burn like crazy (mostly the nose and cheeks), but now i go to the tanning booth to get a base before any tropical vacation.
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Brae wrote:
18) 5/31/2010 2:51:09 PM
My mom used to live in Australia as a kid and now she has alot of wrinkles.. So i take great care to wear makeup with a bit of SPF and if im really in a sunny spot i wear lotion with SPF 30 . And i re-apply it every couple of hours. I think protecting your skin is very important.
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Kellyn wrote:
19) 5/31/2010 3:03:37 PM
I used to never wear sunscreen, and never get burned - but one trip to Florida cured that. I looked like a lobster! Now I wear as much as possible.
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Spunky wrote:
20) 5/31/2010 3:20:37 PM
Wow. I didn't know ELF had a sunscreen. I'll definitely have to try it, especially since it is SPF45. My sunscreen failed me this weekend and my fair skin is now lobster red. I usually take such great care but I forgot to reapply after a dip in the pool.
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catilynn wrote:
21) 5/31/2010 3:32:55 PM
I love the idea of the tinted moisturizer that has SPF 15. Not only does it have a nice color but that extra amount of sun protection that you don't have to worry "did I put sunblock on my face?"
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Sugarbear wrote:
22) 5/31/2010 3:46:18 PM
On a very sunny day this past winter I walked a block and a half to the grocery store. There was snow all over the ground reflecting the bright sunshine. I got sunburned on my face after only being outside for about ten minutes! Just one more reason to wear sunscreen all year round.
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Moonchic wrote:
23) 5/31/2010 3:56:36 PM
I like the tinted moisturizer but after a while of using it, I break out. Need to find a new one. :)
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Katherine Anne wrote:
24) 5/31/2010 4:07:53 PM
the studio sunscrean powder is amaizing! i have fair skin and it is a great way to protect it!
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fun in the sun wrote:
25) 5/31/2010 5:27:38 PM
Sunscreen is super important so even if you dont burn... WEAR IT!
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Tatiana_0530 wrote:
26) 5/31/2010 10:55:16 PM
I am naturally tan so I never get sun burn, I just get darker. So, one summer I went to california and I never wore sunblock, because I never burn and we went to a water park and when we came back I realized my calfs were hurting. I have no idea whats arong with them untill I look down and relize they're pink! I had lived my first sunburn and now I know that anybody can get sunburn!
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Scrubgrl77 wrote:
27) 5/31/2010 11:04:35 PM
Sunscreen is so important !! Treating your skin well now will pay off when your older. Sunscreen is your friend and you want it to protect you from UVA and UVB rays. So pay attention to what type of coverage you get from your sunscreen you purchase as having the best coverage is important. Bronzers and Sunless tanning lotion are better than baking in the sun and tanning salons also. 25 minutes in a tanning bed is = to a WHOLE day in the sun. Think about it your basically baking yourself under those lights to get your tan : ) Cover up and stay safe this summer. Glasses and a good hat are a great addition to your sunscreen. Happy Summer Everyone : )
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Kannykandy (: wrote:
28) 6/1/2010 1:00:46 AM
Ohmygoodness ! Sunscreen ! Aahhhh ! I can't even begin to tell you how important it is for your skin. Bleeh bad expieriences . One time, I went on a trip to somewhere super duper hot in the u.s with my family. We went to the beach while we were there. Just before we went to the beach, my mom had told me to get some sunscreen on. And me, being the stubborn person I am, decided to ignore her and refuse fir whatever reason. So we got to the beach and played for a while, and then eventually we had to go back to the hotel. I noticed that my back was itchy and felt like it was burning. So I got my mom to take a look, and on my back was this huge, ugly, red rash,with my skin peeling and itching like crazy, I had to put aloe Vera on my back for what seemed like the longest time. Please don't let this happen to you! WEAR SUNSCREEN!
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Rosebud32119 wrote:
29) 6/1/2010 11:19:18 PM
I am a big fan of sunblock now that I just got a face lift. I will definitely be getting the sun screen powder for added protection.
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ileen wrote:
30) 6/2/2010 12:53:18 AM
Getting a sunburn is never fun or pretty! Last year I was a bridesmaid at a wedding. I went to the beach wanting to get that sun kissed tan look. Foolishly, I applied sun screen with a low SPF, and tanning oil which has no SPF....two hours later i was BURNED. My face was bright red, and my whole body ached. I attended the wedding 3 days later, and my face was still rosy. It was very embarrassing, and the bride still has photographs of me...with my "tan". SPF is extremely important, even for everyday wear, which is why i LOVE the studio sunscreen powder!
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SuperJfly311 wrote:
31) 6/4/2010 1:56:03 AM
Oooohh! There was this one time when my friend and I were having so much fun at the beach with NO SUNSCREEN on (terrible, what were we thinking) we didn't realize exactly how long we were there or how long we were cooking in the sun. The next day at work we were red like lobsters! Not even aloe helped us! It was so bad that my skin started to bubble. Worst experience ever, I swear by sunscreen 50-70+ now.
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KathN wrote:
32) 6/4/2010 12:51:30 PM
Coming from a health care prospective, sun screen (you cant call it block anymore because it doesnt block 100%!) should be worn year round because UVA and UVB rays can reflect off ANYTHING!. Although most SPFs are based on how long you can be in the sun, it is really safer to apply every HOUR. and you should be using about an ounce every time you apply (about the amount you can pour into a shot glass). that means, that for a family of four and a day at the beach, that entire bottle should be used up! that being said, heat and sun can really damage the chemicals in sunscreen, so BUY A NEW BOTTLE EVERY SEASON. and make sure zinc or titanium oxide is in the ingredients.
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sillygal wrote:
33) 6/4/2010 9:10:32 PM
Get ready to be beautiful, just don't forget to sunscreen your feet too. I went to Hawaii in August, after summer school was out. I wore brand new sandals, and the hotter sun literally burned the pattern of my sandals into my feet. They were sore the entire two weeks I was there.
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