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New Zealand Autumn & Winter - Sun Screen

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1. Posted by Gone_away (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Hey people,

Not sure if the below fit into this category.

I am always staying in a tropical country, going to a NZ soon and would like to get some help with the below:

I was wondering how high should my Sunscreen be for New Zealand's Autumn & Winter. Had been testing 50SPF and it makes my make-up cakey.

Gals do you have any sun screen recommendation?

2. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 6y

You'll definatley still need a sunscreen for daily wear in NZ in Autumn and winter... like Australia, NZ is right under a hole in the ozone layer and you get burn easily! If you want to wear it under make up, I'd suggest rying to get a moisturiser that has a high SPF included in the blend - you'll pay a bit more for it, but you probably won't have the 'cake' problems you were mentioning.

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5. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 6y

Normally I don't wear sunscreen in winter.

SPF 50 doesn't do much. I normally use SPF 30 and it's fine and I don't get burnt in the places where I've applied it. I tend to get the cancer society brand ones.

Wear a cap or a hat during the summer and sunnies because it's the sun that's hot. Normally in the shade, it's a few degrees cooler, especially if there's a wind blowing.

6. Posted by RebeccaMon (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

hmm, i use la roche posay everyday 50 + because of pigmention dots.. it's really ''fatty'', but i use i.d minerals over, and don't think it gets cakey or anything.. but i always wait till it dries, before applying make up :)

7. Posted by Gone_away (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Hey gals,

Thanks! I have been using SPF 50+ here in NZ and it seems alright... not oily...

I am not wearing any 2 way cake over it as I really cannot be bothered anymore for this backpacking trip haha!

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