When to Reapply Sunscreen

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    Jul 04, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
    NYT: The main reason to reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every two hours isn’t that it breaks down; most of today’s sunscreens are stable in sunlight. Rather, reapplication is crucial because most people don’t apply enough sunscreen in the first place.

    A full ounce — or the amount in a shot glass — should be slathered on 15 minutes before exposure, then reapplied. Use products that offer “broad-spectrum protection,” meaning they protect against both UVA and burning UVB rays. Both kinds of radiation can lead to skin cancer.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/03/ask-well-reapply-your-sunscreen/?ref=health
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    Jul 04, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    One ounce for the WHOLE BODY? icon_eek.gif I use a LOT more than that!
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    Jul 04, 2014 2:16 PM GMT
    I appreciate that 1 oz, a standard unit of measurement was converted into gay units, one shot glass. However for more effective conversion, you could have converted into Grindr units, which would have been 4 inches.
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    Jul 04, 2014 2:29 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidWhen to Reapply Sunscreen
    When you want to get the attention of some hot guy passing by.

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    Jul 04, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    ^ paulflexes, I finally understand how you have been getting the guys!
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    Jul 04, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
    I only apply it to my face really but I use a tea spoon to make sure I get the right amount.

    People are far too conservative with sunscreen. They need to cast aside their fear of looking like a Kabuki makeup experiment gone wrong icon_lol.gif

    Honestly sometimes I wish (for 0.5 seconds mind) that I was an older Korean woman so I could use a sun parasol. icon_lol.gif
  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 04, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    Use a safe..or safer sunscreen. Many top brands are loaded with harmful ingredients that are absorbed directly into your bloodstream with each application. The fact that melanoma is on the rise despite widespread, diligent, multi-generational use of sunscreens should make you pause and think this one through.

    http://www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen/8-sun-safety-strategies/

    Pure organic coconut oil has a natural spf of approximately 10, plus it's a healthful nutrient both ingested and applied topically. It's messy, but very good for you. And while spf 10 may sound inadequate, read about the relativity between the exaggerated benefits of higher spf. It's miniscule when you get into the higher numbers and just a marketing ploy.

    Consider a base tan as the best sunscreen for limited, day to day exposure. It's not enough for a full day on the trail or the beach but it's the most natural protection for limited exposure...surely better than slathering on chemicals for a dash back and forth to your car. Plus, it's pretty much the best way to stock up on essential vitamin D until next summer.

    I'm a sun lover for the health benefits and the way it makes me feel, both emotionally and physically...not talking about a tan here. And while I still always try to avoid a burn, I've yet to get one since taking the antioxidant Astaxanthin over the last few years which also acts as an internal sunscreen.
    I'll still dab a little sunscreen for a multi hour exposure...and scrub it off immediately after... but I mostly rely on Astaxanthin for protection now. It's cheap and you'll notice a difference within a couple weeks.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/25/sunscreen-and-wrinkle-prevention-in-a-pill.aspx

    There's definitely a place for safe sunscreen in a healthy lifestyle but do your homework and make decisions that are logical for you rather than an extremely flawed, one size fits all message from well intentioned advocates, but more importantly, not one that is pushed by a multibillion dollar industry.
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    Jul 05, 2014 5:30 AM GMT
    woodsmen said^ paulflexes, I finally understand how you have been getting the guys!
    Rope has nothing to do with sunscreen. icon_twisted.gif