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    What have you guys found that works well for foundation? I just can't seem to find something with enough sunscreen that doesn't irritate. I am very fair but have a lot of reddness in the cheeks.

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    Well, SPF is like a layering process for me. I start with a 45 spf (ombrelle, is my fave), and then a 15 spf moisturizer (neutrogena) and then Elizabeth Arden foundation. Now I realize that there is no SPF in the foundation, but it feels like it is working, had not had any unmaneageable flares in about 3 years.

    Hope this helps.

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    I thin a lot is going to depend on our personal needs and skin, but I'll tell you what I've (finally) found that works for me!

    I use Avalon Organics cleanser and toner, then their moisturizer that has SPF 18. Then I use Clinique's Almost Makeup that has SPF 15 as a "foundation." It takes out the red, but is very light. This is enough for me on winter days. During the summer, if I go out in the sun, I have to put actual sunscreen over, but usually I just wear a hat and don't go out in the sun much.

    Not all sunscreens work well with my skin, especially on my face, so I find makeup and moisturizers to work well - because I use the ones made by cosmetic companies......I have to check the ingredients and what oils they use.

    Good luck!
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    I like long wearing makeup...the only problem is, if you use ANY product over or under the makeup that has oil in it, the oil eventually breaks down the long wearing makeup.
    Does anyone know of a sunscreen that has no oil in it?
    I also use loose powder. I think it, in itself, provides some sunscreen. I've been doing this for years, in addition to staying out of the sun, and get compliments on how young my skin looks all the time. (Ppl say I look about 30, and I am fifty!_

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    I like the Clinique Ultra City face block - SPF 40 and very light and non-oily. They also have some products that are SPF 50 and their products are hypoallergenic so they shouldn't bother anyone with sensitive skin. I also love the CoverBlend concealing treatment makeup - pricy, but one application lasts for hours and it does a fantastic job of covering the facial rash. It also has SPF 20 built right in. I always get tickled when people compliment me on my skin - I'm thinking good thing you don't know what it really looks like.

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    Yeah, it takes me 30 minutes to get "that natural look!" :lol:

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    Vanity or vanity - what we women go through just to look "natural"....isn't that hilarious?

    Here are my concoctions: Cetyphill (for face wash); Clinique CS (Redness Relief)...Eucerin (spf 45) sensitive lotion works well also.
    I also use Clinique cover-cream ( yellow) which does a great job of covering the redness. I use Almay for eyes (I too have super sensitive skin).

    Hope you find something that works for you, enjoy!

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    My neice sells Mary Kay products and she found a good daytime lotion that has 25 spf sunscreen in it for me. I put it on first, then a second moisturizer (I'm old...my skin needs a lot of help!) and then a not-too-heavy foundation from Mary Kay that has a yellow base...seems to cover the red pretty well. If I know I'm going to be outside much (or in a room with big windows) I use Aveeno 45 spf sunscreen (the one that came out last year..seems to last longer) under my makeup. One thing I've found is that if I make up my eyes (brows, lids, eyelashes...the whole nine yards) it seems to balance out my face, even if it's red. I have Sjogren's so I have to be careful what I put on my eyes...they're pretty sensitive. But Mary Kay stuff seems to work without giving me the itchies, and I'll bet Almay (or any hypoallergenic stuff) would do the same.
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    My sister with Lupus loves the Clinique City Block, too, so there's another vote for it!
    Missy

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    I have kind of an odd skin tone because I'm a Heinz 57 mix - anything with yellow undertones makes me look like I've got jaundice - definitely not the look you want. If the redness is really bad I use a green-toned concealer - Physicians Formula works well for me and it's discount priced at Target. I like their blusher and lip gloss too. I splurge on the expensive department store foundations because my skin tone is so hard to match, and a lot of brands turn orange or pink on me, but for things like blush and lip gloss I like the Physicians formula and the Almay and Neutrogena - I mix and match from all those brands to get the colors I like.

    One little tidbit I found out the hard way - a lot of the "sensitive skin" products in health food stores and "organic" products have chamomile because it's supposed to soothe the skin. But it's in the same plant family as ragweed, so if you have hay fever or ragweed allergy, chamomile can trigger a major allergic reaction. I found that out when I used some of the Camo-Care products and broke out in hives - not fun! My PCP always told me you couldn't have allergic reactions while on prednisone - turns out you can.

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