I'm like Marla - I HATE the feel of sunscreen, especially on my face!! I can't stand the scent of coconut, and I don't like anything greasy on me anywhere. That said, I found out the hard way that I hate lupus flares and boiled skin (literally!) even worse, so when I know I'm going to be out in the summer, I wear sunscreen. I use Banana Boat spf 50 on my arms and legs, but I can't use it on my face. I found a local brand, Meijer, is okay for my face. It's not greasy, it doesn't have a scent, it's spf 45, and it dries fairly quickly so I can put makeup on over it.
I also am very good about wearing long sleeves in the sun along with a hat. I was never a hat person, but I made it a mission to find some semi-cool wide brimmed hats last summer, and did okay. This summer I think I need to go on a search again,because I can only find two of them, but maybe add something to them. Ribbon, sparkles, paint...something to make a big hat more fun.
Lupus, you have no chance!
Love and hugs,
(mom to my little Chihuahua, Brandi)
Diagnosed with SLE, Sjogren's, Reynaud's, Celiac, and arthritis November 2006.