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I use Malibu Dry oil 15 and SF50 for my face, I hate a red face:(
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I like ASDA own brand, good UVA A & B protection, still like to put a hat on too.
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I use Malibu dry oil, factors 15 and 30, but my wife can't use it. She comes out in blotches, obviously allergic to something in it.
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P20 farctor 30 once a day spray. I am fair skinned and just go various shades of red I have tried numerous products and concoctions over the years and this is the one that works for me.
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For the last few years I've been using Ultrasun , I find it very easy to apply being gel based , find it covers easily and does protect well , it's not particularly cheap but it is usually on offers at various retailers .
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Soltan Sensitive from Boots - never less than SPF25 but if I have to be out in the midday sun and when in Cuba SPF50. It's the only thing that stops my skin erupting in response to UV exposure.
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I can suffer with prickly heat so can't wear those All Day screens. I take an antihistamine for 2 weeks before I fly & whilst away.

I also am prone to "Golfers leg" which I get it I walk too much in the heat. My friend diagnosed me after I sent her a photo from my hols of my ankles.
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Unfortunately, Glynis, I can no longer take anti-histamine because I have to take betahistamine tablets (synthetic histamine ) for Meniere's disease - if I take both they just cancel each other out and the net effect is zero for both conditions!
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It's awful Sma having a condition that reacts to the sun. I only developed mine when in Menorca a few years ago. I'm blonde, with fair skin & light freckles so can burn, although I do also tan, with care.

I did use to try & rush my tan & have worn silly factors in the past. It was only when I developed this rash that I started to be sensibleโ€‹, because I had too!

We've cut down on the hoofing for miles in the sun. We still go for walks but stop alot more for rests. Also we now hire a car so can drive around with the Aircon on ๐Ÿ˜
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I stick to Tesco's own brand. My girls have eczema and don't have a problem with it, unlike other brands. The maximum factor we use is 30 as factor 50 brings them out in a rash (it is too thick).
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I've lived with it now for going on for 30 years, Glynis, it started when my oestrogen levels were all to blazes in my early 30s. The rash I came out in looked like prickly heat but the doctors said that it wasn't and was due to my skin becoming much more sensitive to UV - despite having a very olive-toned skin that has and still tans easily. Now that I'm through and out the other side of the menopause there is a good chance that it will no longer be a problem but it's so miserable when it happens that I'm not prepared to take the chance so stick with the tried and tested Soltan sun sensitive formula.
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My rash in Menorca SMa was awful big red blobs all over apart from my face & forearms. Haven't a clue what caused it but touch wood haven't had it since.

As you say, just stick with what suits you to be on the safe side ๐Ÿ‘
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I don't necessarily have a favorite brand, and generally, just look for the cheapest cream I recognize.

In South Africa and Zimbabwe, sunscreen is expensive. However relative to Australia or Indonesia, it is basically for free. I ended up spending a crazy amount of money for a product I could get for less than half the price back home.

Ultimately, I now stock up on sunscreen before I set off
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