StyleWatch Editors Want to Know: What's Your SPF?

04/25/2007 at 01:00 PM ET

As summer approaches, our thoughts turn to picnics, long days at the beach, road trips — and wearing the right SPF.  From our tinted moisturizer to the heavy duty creams that come out for full days soaking up rays, we have a whole range of SPF products shoved into our bulging bathroom shelves.  With sunny months ahead, we want to know what SPF you’re wearing (and hopefully reapplying like Penelope Cruz does!). Tell us: What SPF do you wear during the summer? Do you switch around depending on your activities and expected sun exposure? 

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Amiee on

Living in Southern California my skin is always in the sun. For a daily routine I use a foundation powder make up from Stila that has an SPF 15 in it, and for those out going weekends either at the beach or at the river I use Ocean potion in 15 or 30 just depending, the lotion smells great and I still get a nice golden glow. And for my face I use Coppertone sunscreen for face in 30, I never get burned when I use it and it keeps my face from dying out from sun exposure.

liz on

Clinique city block SPF40 everyday, even if it’s cloudy.

kitty on

I use 30 – I don’t really burn easily, but I don’t want skin cancer later on in life either.

Word of advice to all these young girls getting ready for prom, etc. – STOP GOING TO THE TANNING BED! It’s terrible for you – I promise, you’ll regret it!! Use a sunless tanner or something. It works, without the harmful rays!

Lauren Capoccitti on

I wear Hawaiian Tropic’s Baby Faces, which is 60 SPF year round. I hate getting any sort of tan and want to stay as pale as possible. not to mention all the health benefits from staying my natural tone, it looks so much more attractive and healthy!

kitty on

LOL! Laura, I can’t believe no one said anything about it until you did – I was wondering about the cheekage to! Ha!


SPF is in. You should show celebrities using it more often. Maybe the “trend” would catch on….

Berly on

Coppertone Sport Spray works best for me. You don’t have to rub it in or anything! Just spray, and go! The spray even works in the water.

Berly M.
Age: 12

Berly on

Coppertone Sport Spray works best for me. You don’t have to rub it in or anything! Just spray, and go! The spray even works in the water. By the way, any sunblock over 45 doesn’t work that well. 30 or lower is best. Like 15, 25, and so on. It’s just recommended.

Berly M.
Age: 12

leslie on

Hey Kitty,
I said something before Laura! Check out my wedgie inquiry!!

Laura N., St Louis, MO on

I’m a very fair skinned Irish girl, relocated to the states, and was not prepared for the glaring Missouri sun in the summers.

I use Coppertone sunscreen, SPF 30, Broad Spectrum. What everyone else has said about broad spectrum is 100% true–you have to protect yourself against both UVA and UVB rays.

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