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Author Topic: Sunscreen  (Read 2944 times)

milla

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2016, 01:13:39 PM »
Yes…I remember accompanying my late mother to the dermatologist (she had treatment for a benign skin cancer) and he told us more or less the same. He also said that in the past, all ladies would wear hats as a matter of precaution (not just as a fashion statement). That afternoon, I took my mother to a hat shop and she reluctantly accepted my gift of a very nice hat; she was afraid that people might think that she was just ‘showing off’! she was very fair-skinned, unlike me.

Styyna

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2016, 05:20:44 PM »
I, too, try to avoid excessive sun by covering up and avoiding the peak sunlight hours. Besides my face and neck, I apply sunscreen to the backs of my hands since they seem to get the most sun exposure no matter what I do.

I wish I looked good in hats and didn't find them so bothersome. That's one way of staying out of the sun that I don't yet employ. It seems that every time I put one on and go out the wind comes up out of nowhere and I have to hold onto it.
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Angelcat47

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2016, 07:51:51 PM »
Don't feel bad,Styyna. Every time I've tried a hat,one or the other of my DS has told me I look ridiculous in one. :lol:
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Styyna

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2016, 09:08:48 PM »
Ah, yes. The joys of sons, right? Always so helpful with their comments, aren't they? :D
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Swest

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2016, 09:37:51 AM »
I bought my first serious hat for a concert I was to attend a month ago, but only wore it a few times when I was walking around for an hour walking a neighbors dog. Still got some sun. I do not see myself wearing it much in public, but save for either special occasions but otherwise searching for the perfect casual cap /visor thing to wear everyday. Not easy when you are larger than the average woman and everything is made for smaller heads.

As for sunscreen have started slowly looking at Japanese brands or version of US brands for the body. Did buy a small bottle of Shishedo (?) sunscreen spf 50 but its not waterproof so no good if I go swimming and get my head wet. I did wear an old straw hat that was my moms (she wore hats occasionally in her later years) in the pool to shield myself and my eyes along with oversized sunglasses. Im not super fair -more medium skin) but do have a lot of moles and freckles on my body from past sunburns and hereditary, mostly on my mothers side. I remember she did have a small spot that had to be removed on her nose, so I am conscious I could get it later if not sooner. I live in a very sunny climate and have considered getting those arm gloves that you use for driving (if I can find any that fit me) or thin driving gloves. It would be a pain but looking at my hands lately Ive gotten quite a bit of sun damage so it is a concern. 
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milla

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2016, 12:13:28 PM »
Swest, my mother’s benign carcinoma (it is called a ‘rodent ulcer’, not very nice…) was near her nose; it is quite common in older people and it can be treated relatively easily, with a very simple procedure that does not leave much of a scar. I have not got moles in my body or sun spots on my hands, but I do have a couple of sun spots on my face, despite having olive skin, which tans easily. My daughter, who inherited DH’s Celtic colouring, has quite a few moles on her back and I worry about her. When she was a teenager she used to sunbathe on holidays; she could not accept that it was not good for her skin. She knows better now. Imo, anyone with fair skin needs to be extremely careful in the sun; you cannot take any chances. I always wear a hat in the garden when it is sunny and I pack a couple whenever I go abroad  on holidays.

denisiel

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2016, 03:17:52 AM »
As for sunscreen have started slowly looking at Japanese brands or version of US brands for the body. Did buy a small bottle of Shishedo (?) sunscreen spf 50 but its not waterproof so no good if I go swimming and get my head wet. I did wear an old straw hat that was my moms (she wore hats occasionally in her later years) in the pool to shield myself and my eyes along with oversized sunglasses. Im not super fair -more medium skin) but do have a lot of moles and freckles on my body from past sunburns and hereditary, mostly on my mothers side. I remember she did have a small spot that had to be removed on her nose, so I am conscious I could get it later if not sooner. I live in a very sunny climate and have considered getting those arm gloves that you use for driving (if I can find any that fit me) or thin driving gloves. It would be a pain but looking at my hands lately Ive gotten quite a bit of sun damage so it is a concern.

Maybe you should look into Shiseido Wet Force or Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster as they feature new technology that causes the sunscreen to bind with skin upon contact with water or sweat and offer the highest UVA and UVB protection of SPF 50+ and PA++++.

silverstreak

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2016, 08:28:01 AM »
I don' t think it is available in Britain ( it is not in Finland....) but  Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen is what I've been looking for for decades. It absorbs very well, does not show, and lasts and lasts!I had not realized you could, or would, apply moisturizer on top of any sunscreen?

If you are still looking for it Anne I think it is available on amazon.co.uk £8.99 + postage.
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cara4art

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2016, 08:57:26 AM »
@anne: moisturizer goes UNDER sunscreen, not on top. Most dermatologists pretty much agree on this, save for one who has YouTube videos saying exactly the opposite. His theory is that sunscreen should be applied to BARE skin so the sunscreen chemicals can better protect the skin. However, almost no other dermatologist agrees with him though.

milla

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2016, 02:32:21 AM »
Hi Ladies, I have been away for 10 nights; we went to Southern Portugal, where it is sunny and fairly hot. Used the Neutrogena sunscreen everyday and was very pleased with it. I actually skipped the moisturiser during the day and only applied make-up (i.e.foundation and blusher) in the evening when we went out to dinner. Having seen the sun damage on the faces some sun worshippers in my extended family, I thanked the British climate! Well, it is all very relative, is it not; they have the sun spots, I have vitamin D deficiency. You cannot win.

Jennn

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2016, 01:24:11 AM »
Hey ladies  8)
I`m going on a vacation next week and i wanna know how to get some tan whithout damage my skin?I tried а tanning oil, but always get sunburs.  I can`t find tanning oil with bigger spf than 40.  Any recommendations?  :rollseyes:

milla

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2016, 01:43:42 AM »
I am not sure there is such a thing..I have light  olive skin and used to tan  very easily, but I am done with sunbathing. However, if you want to get that 'healthy glow' (quoting the adverts...) I would suggest that you use a good product that is suitable for your skin, re-apply it  often and sunbathe in the morning up to 11:30am. Do not forget neck and hands and  use an after sun cream to moisturise your skin after sunbathing. As for sun protection, Neutrogena and Anthelios are very good and offer a wide range of products.

Jennn

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2016, 03:50:41 AM »
Thank`s :) I guess it`s better  'healthy glow'  and no sunburns, than dark tan and painful sunburns  :grin:

anne

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2016, 04:06:51 PM »
As far as I understand there´s no such thing as a "healthy glow", even, except if you use self-tan. But, yes, burning is the worst, the big baddie.

Still very very pleased with my Neutrogena Dry-Touch sunscreen, this is the sunscreen I´ve been looking for for the whole of my life! I just ordered one in SPF50+ from E**y (not sure if I am allowed to mention it here?) to use on my decollete area.

I spend some time outside daily now, as I live in Finland + the winter is SO long over here. I enjoy the light! With very good sunscreen I am able to spend 2 - 3 hours outside in my garden. Ok, back yard, then. :D
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Jennn

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Re: Sunscreen
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2016, 02:58:46 AM »
I came across a very interesting article about sunscreens and what spf means.

https://sulanyc.com/blogs/news/118608772-what-does-sunscreen-factor-mean
Until know i never thought about that.  8)