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Avene's High Protection SPF 40 Sunscreen Lotion Review

Updated on November 26, 2013

Growing up we have all been taught to wear sunscreen on our faces and any skin that is sun accessible even on cloudy days. Add to that list of when to wear sunscreen if you sit near a window at home or at work even if the sun doesn't shine on you. The UV rays come in through the window and wreak havoc on your skin. I am currently at 32 years old showing sun damage on my face, neck, lower arms and hands. I have very fair skin and am one of those who gets a sunburn while wearing 60 spf, in the shade on a cloudy day. I sit by a small west facing window that doesn't get much sun. It is obscured by my computer monitor mostly. I have been seeing more and more dark blotches on my hands and lower arms. I was told today by the cosmetics counter girl that light coming from a window is harmful with UV rays. Always wear sunscreen on all exposed skin. It is safe to wear face sunscreen on your arms and hands as the skin there is thinner than on your legs and stomach and other areas. Wear at least a 30SPF sunscreen. 15 SPF only lasts for two hours of sun exposure.

I purchased Avene's High Protection Lotion 40 SPF.

My take on the product after using it for two weeks: Due to my oily skin and cystic acne, a lot of face creams and lotions are too heavy for my skin. My skin does get dry and flakey on my upper cheeks and my forehead but a light moisturizer fixes that right up. Avene's sunscreen lotion works well for me. It does not have a strong sun screen odour nor does it make my skin more oily. I am very pleased with this buy. I am hoping to stop the sun damage that I am starting to get on my fair skin. I was told that this sun screen will do that, especially at 40 SPF. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good sun screen for the face that goes on smoothly and doesn't clog your pores.

I will be using this on my daughter as well from now on. She is 12 and has very fair skin like myself and easily gets sunburned. She also has some acne on the left side of her face.

Directions for Use:

  1. Apply generously and evenly 15 to 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply as needed or after swimming, towel drying, perspiring heavily or washing.


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