If you are a bride (or a wedding guest) at an outdoor wedding, please remember to wear your sunscreen. The wedding ceremony may only last for 30 minutes, but your skin can burn in less than half of that time. In fact, 15 minutes of post-wedding pictures can prove to be damaging to your skin.
I’m not a fan of smelling like a lifeguard, so I wear sunscreen that is paba-free (or fragrance-free). My personal favorite is Neutrogena’s Ultrasheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55. Personally, I don’t find it to be greasy, and it is scent-free, so I don’t smell like I am at the pool.
Another PABA-free option is Solbar SPF 50 Sunscreen. Like the other options listed in this post, this sunscreen is non-comedogenic, which means that it won’t aggravate your acne or cause blackheads. (No one wants blackheads on their wedding day!) It’s considered very water resistant, and some use it for both their face and body.
If you have sensitive skin, some recommend Vanicream Sunscreen SPF 60. This sunscreen is not only fragrance-free, it is also lanolin-free, gluten-free, PABA-free and preservative-free.
Finally, you have to keep your face safe too. I wear Eucerin Daily Protection SPF 30 Moisturizing Face Lotion. While applying this moisturizer, I find it to be a little heavy. Fortunately, it feels light when it dries. And like the other sunscreens, this moisturizer is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.
So, stay protected. Your skin is too valuable to damage on your wedding day (or any day after that).
(Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. Nor, does Kay Wooten, or anyone at Howerton+Wooten Events, claim to be a healthcare provider or adviser. We just love giving that helpful girlfriend advice.)
Love and Soul Always, Kay