Victorian Bride
VIP December 2019

It's National Sunscreen Day! Will you wear it on your big day?

Victorian Bride, on May 24, 2019 at 2:04 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 52
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So, are you wearing sunscreen? I'm looking for the perfect sunscreen to wear with my strapless gown. Eventhough our wedding is in December, if the sun is out, I will burn. I'm looking for something that will prevent sunburn, but absorb into my skin. I don't want gooey sunscreen on my body with my gown, veil, and jewlery sticking to it. Nightmare!! I'm going to check out EltaMD. I also want something that doesn't smell like sunscreen. I want to smell bridal, not like I'm going to the pool. I'd love to hear what you are using and doing.




It's National Sunscreen Day! Will you wear it on your big day? 1

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  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    I personally won't use any. I don't burn and SPF causes flashback in photos so I will be skipping it. If I needed to use it I would look for a spray one. I don't think they feel as sticky or heavy as the lotion.

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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Thank you so much for the info. I've never had flashback with sunscreen, but I'd hate to on my wedding day. I do wear it daily, if going out, but my current one is not appropriate for my wedding. I'll definitely tell my photographers.
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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I hadn't really thought about it, but I guess I probably should toss some on before the reception. Though I guess I could only put it on my arms and chest since my face will be covered in makeup...

    Following to see what other people say.

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  • Lex
    VIP September 2019
    Lex ·
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    I’m probably not just because our wedding will be indoors. But my moisturizer has sunscreen in it and it doesn’t smell like it (although that is like one of my favorite smells)
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    I use supergoop or eltamd. I’ve never found a liquid sunscreen that doesn’t have a sunscreen smell but the supergoop powder sunscreen in a brush doesn’t have a smell!
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
    Victorian Bride ·
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    I know. It seems to be an undiscussed topic. I know I have to wear it. I'll be testing different ones throughout the summer.
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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated November 2020
    Caitlin ·
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    I won’t need it. The sun will be down before our ceremony even starts. Yay November weddings...
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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated November 2020
    Caitlin ·
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    Oh and I recommend checking for mineral-based sunscreens. Make sure you protect your skin with sunscreen that won’t do additional harm to your body. My favorite right now is Thinksport.
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  • Allie
    Rockstar August 2019
    Allie ·
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    I hadn't thought about this yet. I was more worried about bug spray. I'm a mosquito magnet and our wedding is outdoors. I bought some bug repellent bracelets to try. I will wear it around my ankle. I had also never heard of flashback, so I would be sure to research and find a lotion that doesn't cause that in photos. Most people talk about it happening with foundation that has SPF in it. I will let you know if I try anything new that might work!

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  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
    Btbride ·
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    Oh snap, I hadn't even thought about this but I probably should! I actually love sunscreen smell, am I the only one?? 😂

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  • Mo
    Devoted September 2019
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    I’ve been using Supergoop and I’m a big fan! It goes on clear (which is a huge plus for me as a woman of color - a lot of sunscreens tend to make me look gray) and it doesn’t make me feel sticky or anything afterwards!
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  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
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    Thankfully I probably won't burn in October in New England but I am very very prone to it.
    Mineral sunscreen can be good, doesn't smell as bad, but you will need to test it out and test it with your make up as mineral sunscreen doesn't really absorb and can leave a layer all over your skin and clothes.
    I do find the Alba brand the least smelly, Kiss My Face sport has a coconut smell nearly everyone I know loves, overall I don't think there's a way to avoid the smell unless you only do make up based sunscreen, which won't be a high SPF if you wanted a higher one.
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  • Summerbride77
    VIP July 2019
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    I swear by green goddess sunscreens. I’ve got a sunscreen allergy so anything that’s not a mineral block gives me hives and swelling. Green goddess is zinc based but actually rubs in (with a bit of effort).
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  • Madison
    Devoted April 2020
    Madison ·
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    I wear sunscreen everyday and everyone should! Even if you don’t “burn” it is highly recommend to wear sunscreen always to prevent sun and skin damage! I use a super cheap sunscreen from Trader Joe’s and I love it! It isn’t greasy and they have a moisturizer for your face too.
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
    Victorian Bride ·
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    What moisturizer do you use? I use Clarins.
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Thank you, Kelly. I'll check out the powder. Think that's what I'll buy. A mineral powder sunscreen.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    No, I’ve never gotten sunburned before?
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Thank you, Caitlin. 💖
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Yes, for you bug spray and sun screen is important. Thankfully shouldn't be too many bugs in December. Mosquitoes hate the smell of real lavender. If you can somehow but your dress with fresh lavender sachets while it's in the bag, you maybe ok. Just a thought. For my body, think I'm going to use a body tone mineral powder sun screen.
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
    Victorian Bride ·
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    Makes me very, very ill. 😂 Lucky you!!
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