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Old 06-10-2011, 07:10 AM
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These skin cancer threads got my attention ...

What are you guys using for sunscreen? Is there anything good, uva and b, that isn't like wallpaper paste?
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Consumer Reports rated Targets Sports Screen SPF 30 spray-on at the top of the list and a best buy.
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I've always felt in my gut that sunscreen is not good for us. Here is an article talking about that very thing.
http://www.skinbiology.com/toxicsunscreens.html

Chemical Free is the way to go I guess here's a list of Chemical free ones recommended by the EWG
http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011suns...rt-sunscreens/
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Originally Posted by I Love Beer View Post
I've always felt in my gut that sunscreen is not good for us. Here is an article talking about that very thing.
http://www.skinbiology.com/toxicsunscreens.html

Chemical Free is the way to go I guess here's a list of Chemical free ones recommended by the EWG
http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011suns...rt-sunscreens/
Yes, just researching all that....

Seems like the tops for effectiveness are not all that good for you. There's always a tradeoff I guess.
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The CVS brand 45+ with zinc oxide is great and another Consumer Reports favorite. Tough to rub in but works great. Always wear it when out.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:51 AM
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I use "Neutrogena" or "Kiss my Face" for my neck, face, ears, etc....

It's easy to apply, lasts a long time and is not terribly greasy. I use coppertone, No-Ad or publix brand for arms, legs, chest, etc....

The most important thing is actually putting it on and re-applying throughout the day.
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Neutrogena SPF 100+
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Originally Posted by HDRyder999 View Post
Neutrogena SPF 100+

You must be as white as your boat!
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my doctor says you can get burnt through your car window, well maybe, but the first time they send you to a skin surgeon to get a suspicous thing removed you will start using screen all the time.
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SPF 100 so if the sun fails to go down you will still be covered.
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Originally Posted by HDRyder999 View Post
Neutrogena SPF 100+
Where do you get it?
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Originally Posted by HDRyder999 View Post
Neutrogena SPF 100+
Is there any real value to spf that high? I always thought that since you'd have to reapply in a few hrs anyway that 40-50 was enough?
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I used to use the Neutrogena SPF 100 spray mist with Helioplex. I go to the dermatologist once a year and strangely enough just went this morning. He recommended using the spray mist, AND something with zinc in it as a topcoat. My old dermatologist always recommended the Blue Lizard which has zinc. I just hate how it's so thick and it takes forever to rub in.

I just picked up some of Neutrogena's new "Wet Skin" spray mist in SPF 50 last week and I've only used it twice so far but it really did seem to work. I use the mist all over except I use their Sport Face lotion because the mist runs into your eyes if you sweat and the Sport Face doesn't.

Neutrogena Wet Skin Spray

Neutrogena Sport Face

Blue Lizard

I used to be nonchalant about the stuff but I've had several friends get skin cancer and have a friend of a friend who's undergoing pretty radical treatment for really bad skin cancer as we speak.

My dermatologist freaks out on me for having a tan, but I wear SPF 100 AND long sleeve shirts while out on the water as much as possible. He's the type that literally details to me every time I see him how he goes through the process of applying a "normal" sunscreen and then a zinc sunscreen EVERY time he leaves his house, even though on most days the only time he spends in the sun is when he walks from his house to his car and then like someone else said he gets sun through the window while driving, and then his drive home. Otherwise, he's inside all day.
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Originally Posted by HDRyder999 View Post
Neutrogena SPF 100+
That's what a vampires use.... After all, they like to fish too.... but mostly for Bonita.
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I hate the creamy greasy stuff. We use some kinda clear spray that seems to work very very well. Its Coppertone Sport - I hate cosmetic smells but for some reason I like this - I am thinking it reminds me of Jody Foster. I owuld trust what consumer reports says on this - the generic stuff has to be as good. I htink we use this cause its on sale as cheap as the generic stuff - its in a colorful orange pump type spray can. says its water proof.

MORE Important and I learnt this here. Get some Solarcaine (Band Aid brand I think) Aloe spray in case you forget to apply - it actually works after the fact to take away th pain and seems to also heal a bad sunburn in a day. I just close my eyes and do my whole face then wipe the eyelids before I open my eyes -
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Another + Neutrogena.

Its the only suncreen that I have used doesn't leave you feeling like a grease monkey!
Goes on easy lasts a long time. Last weeken I missed a softball size spot on my back and it was the only spot that I got burnt.

You've gotta wear it for it to work. If you don't like it you wont wear it. I have never used more then 40spf.

I heard a wise tail that said anything over 45spf was BS. I'm not a dermatoligist but I have never got burnt when I had 15 moreless 45 spf I think the 100+ Spf stuff is just a marketing thing. "more is better"
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SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB. As said the triple digit stuff is marketing. Blue Lizard is excellent but is costly and contains chemical sunscreens. The best choices are the chemical free, biodegradable formulas containing Zinc and/or titanium dioxide. You'll get white, but who cares, you're on the boat, not poolside at the Fontainbleau.

Mexitan and Safari Green are worth a look.
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From www.consumerreports.org

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Release Date: 05/24/2011
Consumer Reports Health: Tests Reveal Top Performing Sunscreens

YONKERS, NY — In tests of 22 sprays, creams and lotions, Consumer Reports Health identifies nine products that provide excellent protection against the UVB rays that cause sunburn and very good protection against UVA rays, even after immersion in water.
Consumer Reports Health identifies three “CR Best Buys:” Up & Up Sport SPF 30 (Target), No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45, and Equate Baby SPF 50. The Up & Up is a spray while the other two products are lotions. On UVB protection, all three products provide “Excellent” protection, while providing “Very Good” protection against UVA radiation, which penetrates deeper than UVB, and can cause tanning and aging the skin. But consumers shouldn’t rely on sunscreen alone, notes the report. “Sunscreens can be very effective but you should combine them with other good options for protecting your skin such as broad-brimmed hats, tightly woven clothing, and umbrellas. You can be creative—consider bringing a small tent to the beach for your kids to crawl into,” said Jamie Hirsh, senior associate editor, Consumer Reports Health.

Almost every sunscreen tested by Consumer Reports Health contains some ingredients associated with adverse health effects in animal studies. Oxybenzone and other endocrine disruptors may interfere with hormones in the body, and nanoscale zinc oxide and titanium oxide are linked to problems such as potential reproductive and developmental effects. Retinyl palmitate (listed among inactive ingredients), a type of topical vitamin A, is an antioxidant that animal studies have linked to increased risk of skin cancers. In skin, it converts readily to retinoids, which have been associated with a risk of birth defects in people using acne medications that contain them. As a precaution, pregnant women may want to avoid sunscreens with retinyl palmitate. Some examples of top performing sunscreens that do not contain retinyl palmitate include Up & Up Sport SPF 30 and Equate Baby SPF 50. More research is needed, but as of now, the proven benefits of sunscreen outweigh any potential risks.

Consumer Reports Health also details the smell and feel of each of the 22 sunscreens. Many sunscreens have a floral and/or citrus scent. Some feel draggy, meaning that the skin "pulled" when a panelist rubbed a hand across an arm. Some even made testers want to wash them off after applying them. “Sunscreen needs to be applied generously to protect exposed areas of your body, so you want to know how it’s going to feel and what it will smell like. If you want to smell like coconut, that’s your prerogative, or you can go for the classic citrus scent, available in many top performing brands,” said Hirsh. The report also notes that all of the more effective sunscreens tended to stain cloth.

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