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Question of The Day: Thurs. Aug 20

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
This question of course stems for the burn I recieved yesterday.

Do you wear sunscreen? What kind? How often?

post #2 of 21
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock....normally spf 70. I wear it almost daily
post #3 of 21
I do if I'm going out somewhere I know I will need it. I don't really care what brand and I don't wear it nearly as often as I should. I went to Great America for my bday and put it on my arms and didn't want to put it on my face because it's so oily. Boy did I burn my nose and my scalp. Next time, it's going on the face!
post #4 of 21
You were sunscreen here, period.
I use Coppertone Sport SPF 50
post #5 of 21
UV Tripleguard SPF 30, I wear it everyday.
post #6 of 21
I wear sunscreen when I know I'll be in the sun and/or the UV index is over 4. Normally I try not to go out in the sun or only go when the UV index is below 4.

I wear a zinc sunscreen on my face but have no brand preference since there's usually only one brand available. I use Banana Boat on the rest of my body but don't remember what SPF I normally use. I haven't had any need for it in over a year. I would prefer to use Blue Lizard because it's supposed to have less chemicals but that stuff is really expensive.

My face is very sensitive so I must be careful about sun exposure and what products I put on my face. That's ok though. Less sun exposure means I'll have less wrinkles when I get older.
post #7 of 21
I stay out of the sun as much as possible. If I have to go out, I wear long sleeves and SPF30. Having vitiligo sucks.
post #8 of 21
everyday use: Clinique Super City Block SPF 40; and when I am going to spend time under direct sun, such as when I go for a walk, Neutrogena 80...
post #9 of 21
I wear a moisterizer with sunscreen in it every single day of the year.
I put on high SPF sunblock on my arms and legs when exposing them in summertime.
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Over the last few years, I have started to wear sunscreen more often.... Everytime if I'm out to the beach or working outside all day. Mid 20's and younger, I hardly wore it.

But, apparantly my SPF 50 is not enough any more so I'm going to look for something stronger the next time I'm out.
post #11 of 21
I don't wear it, but then I don't go out in the sun. The only sun I get is walking to the car I HATE summer!
post #12 of 21
Not very often... and I should...
post #13 of 21
I don't go out between 12-3 when the little guy is napping, so I'm running madly around the house cleaning things (or procrastinating and hanging out here...). I find I don't need sunscreen most days. I did however get a REALLY nasty burn early his summer at Hubby's baseball tournament. I learned my lesson & make sure I have a T-Shirt on if I am going to be out in the sun (I'm told you can still see a very square tank-top tan on my back...).

DS, on the other hand, gets head-to-toe every single morning before we even get dressed. I don't know how anyone ever put sunscreen on their kids before they invented the spray!!! Usually I'm chasing after the naughty toddler as he tries to avoid the sunscreen, at least with the spray I can get a pretty decent coverage

We just buy whatever is on sale, it's all the same protection value! I think right now we have Umbro.
post #14 of 21
I have red hair and fair skin so I have to wear sunscreen at least spf 50. I'm not big on brand names, whatever is cheapest works for me as long as it's spf 50 or higher. =)

I very rarely tan, I just burn, peel, and end up white as a ghost again.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
I don't wear it, but then I don't go out in the sun. The only sun I get is walking to the car I HATE summer!
exactly however, if I do venture outside I do not burn, I tan, which is of course not good for your skin either, but

one tip for you if you ever do wind up over-exposed to the sun: as soon as you realize that you are burning, jump in a cool, not cold, shower. The cool water stops the process A few years ago I fell asleep at the beach and when I woke up I realized I had been in the sun waaaaay too long. I immediately took a shower and the only thing that ended up peeling was my eyelids
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Nekomania View Post
I have red hair and fair skin so I have to wear sunscreen at least spf 50. I'm not big on brand names, whatever is cheapest works for me as long as it's spf 50 or higher. =)
Do a little research but I've been told anything over 40 is redundant and you should just be applying more often, just in case thats going to save you a little money .
post #17 of 21
I generally wear Coppertone with a fairly high SPF level if I am going to be outside for more then 1/2 hour..
One thing I have notice and I guess this is due to ozone depletion, I have a fairly dark skin tone, when I was a kid I never wore sunscreen. Every year I would get maybe a minor burn at the beginning of the summer then just tan after that.
Now I notice that if I don't wear sunscreen no matter whether I have a dark tan or not I will burn every single time.
post #18 of 21
yes I do. I wear coppertone 50 spf I avoid the sun as much as possible. I have never tanned. I burn, blister , peal and burn again.
post #19 of 21
I only wear it if I know I will be outside in full sun for extended periods of time, like when we go canoeing or rock crawling. Most of the time I prefer to stay in the shade, but occasionally I know sun is unavoidable. Otherwise I just don't wear it b/c I don't find it necessary.

I wear Coppertone or whatever continuous spray I can get, or generic comp, in SPF 30.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Nes View Post
Do a little research but I've been told anything over 40 is redundant and you should just be applying more often, just in case thats going to save you a little money .
Consumer Reports and the FDA agree that anything over SPF 50 is redundant.
And sunscreen over two years old loses effectiveness.
post #21 of 21
I wear the Coppertan Faces on my face, SPF 30, however I have had a slight raccoon tan on my face from my eyes down - most of the sun I get is when I'm running/training for marathons. I even have a slight sock tan too, ick.

Typically I burn and then tan.
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