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post #1 of 21
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given the importance of using sunscreen during the ski season (and always when outdoors) was wondering what experiences people have had w/ different brands. important to have both ova and uvb protection which a lot of sunscreens now offer and are more widely available at your local targee or wally world.  

 

is using oil free hypoallergenic type better than regular, sports oriented, those made for kids (tear free), etc? 

 

attempting to not look like the ghost of christmas yet to come should be averted for of course while still not getting skin cancer :cool 

 

salud,

post #2 of 21

Piz Buin, ad hoc for the mountain sunscreen cream, SPF 30-50 even in mid winter.

Or grow a beard.

post #3 of 21

But again, the best one is the one that suits you, with an high enough spf for your skin type.

post #4 of 21

I like Coppertone Sport spf 30 because it smells nice and doesn't feel greasy.

post #5 of 21
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Piz Buin, ad hoc for the mountain sunscreen cream, SPF 30-50 even in mid winter.

Or grow a beard.

luckily for daily life it takes me about 2 weeks to grow any resemblance of a shadow so that is not an option. i'll take a look at liz buin.

post #6 of 21
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luckily for daily life it takes me about 2 weeks to grow any resemblance of a shadow so that is not an option. i'll take a look at liz buin.

 

2 weeks, lucky you. All I need is a couple of days...

 

In any case...purposedly prepared for the mountain environment suncreen cream is somehow greasier than its seaside version, because it needs to add protection against cold and windy weather as well.

Then again, a lot depends on your skin complexion type as well...

post #7 of 21

I say it really doesn't matter unless you are sensitive and that depends on your own skin.  

 

One tip I use is put on a base layer of skin lotion/moisturizer first before the sunscreen (say during breakfast), this may help skin stay healthier in the cold low humidity air; and reduce any irritation you may have from straight sunscreen onto skin.  So sunscreen goes on top of the moisturizer.  You also need to put sufficient amount of sunscreen, especially if your product has low SPF/active ingredients.

 

I use the Neutragena sunscreen, not for any specific technical reason but mainly because that was what was at costco and because that pack also had 2 bonus small tubes that i use for reapplication during lunch.

post #8 of 21
I'll use whatever that is you're using. Can I borrow a little?

My dermatologist loves me - I put his kid through college.
post #9 of 21
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I like Coppertone Sport spf 30 because it smells nice and doesn't feel greasy.


Yep.  I also use Coppertone Sport spf 50 because it works (I'm very fair-skinned) and doesn't make me break-out.

post #10 of 21

I use the same sunscreen on the slopes that I do in Hawaii.  The stuff is phenomenal.  It's lab-verified to last 8 hours and I believe it.  It's safe for kids.  The brand is SolRx.  These are the ones I use:

 

They're non-oily and both wash off with soap and water, although the zinc clings a bit more tenaciously to the skin.

 

By the way, I strongly recommend NOT putting lotion under sunscreen.  The sunscreen needs to bind with the skin.  This is also why it's best to apply it 30 minutes before going outside.  Aside from products like Zinka, sunscreen is not a simple barrier to be smeared on top of skin.  Some of the worst sunburns in my family's experience have come from using skin cream beforehand.

post #11 of 21
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By the way, I strongly recommend NOT putting lotion under sunscreen.  The sunscreen needs to bind with the skin.  This is also why it's best to apply it 30 minutes before going outside.  Aside from products like Zinka, sunscreen is not a simple barrier to be smeared on top of skin.  Some of the worst sunburns in my family's experience have come from using skin cream beforehand.

 

ah, very good.  You know i googled this, and it seems like there's conflicting advice on what goes first.   Perhaps as debatable within the dermotologist community as liner-in or liner-out for bootdrying here.

Or untightening the DIN for summer storage.  Doom and gloom and your bindings will explode or not explode if you don't.

 

I suppose as long as you throw enough product on, under or over, it's going to protect you better then not doing anything.

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post #13 of 21

Men, listen up .... just buy a good Neutrogena  moisturizer.  It will have an SPF of 15 or more (which is usually plenty) and it will keep your skin moisturized which is far more important than clogging your pores with crappy sunscreen.  If you are worried about the "aging effects" of nature, it's going to take a face mask that protects you from the wind.  A 15 SPF - in a solid moisturizing product - will protect you from carcinoma issues in winter and keep your skin soft.  Which, by the way, we as women prefer!

post #14 of 21
LOL. Problems I wish I had. First, you need a sun that's more powerful than the impotent Wilson tennis ball that passes for a sun here in winter. Second, you need the clouds to go away. Third, you need it to be warm enough actually to expose any skin.
post #15 of 21
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Men, listen up .... just take it like a man.

There, fixed.
post #16 of 21
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LOL. Problems I wish I had. First, you need a sun that's more powerful than the impotent Wilson tennis ball that passes for a sun here in winter. Second, you need the clouds to go away. Third, you need it to be warm enough actually to expose any skin.

 

This.  The number of days where I even bother putting on sunscreen here in New England is pretty minimal.  I spend a lot of time with my neck gaiter pulled up high around my cheeks.

post #17 of 21

I prefer Dermatone. It has SPF, protects against windburn and frostbite.

post #18 of 21
We have a big melanoma problem in the Southern Hemisphere so we tend to apply sunscreen religiously before any outdoors activity. Personally I avoid products whose protection comes from micro particles and go for those with zinc or titanium, which apparently act as more of a reflective barrier. These products do leave a whitish sheen on your face but I can live with that, until such time as the alternatives are pronounced definitively safe, regarding their absorption into the skin. The sunscreens I prefer tend to be no stronger than about SPF30 and so need to be reapplied at least once or twice during the day. I am skeptical about products from some companies dealing solely in natural remedies and which make extravagant claims about their spf levels, although many do seem to get caught out eventually. Check out your local consumer watchdog for which ones to avoid. Other than that, it's all personal preference, ie what suits your skin, what you like the smell of, etc.
post #19 of 21
My biggest problem is lips. Nothing like the week of misery if I forget to put uv and wind protection on em. Worse than surfing in Oz.

Now I use an SPF 50 lip balm. And a lip moisturizer over that. And for good measure I smear some of that lip balm over my nose and cheeks-- it's the kind in a half-dollar diameter tube formulated to also work on the face.

Not much else is exposed unless I'm trying to score GNAR points.
post #20 of 21
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Men, listen up .... just buy a good Neutrogena  moisturizer.  It will have an SPF of 15 or more (which is usually plenty) and it will keep your skin moisturized which is far more important than clogging your pores with crappy sunscreen.  If you are worried about the "aging effects" of nature, it's going to take a face mask that protects you from the wind.  A 15 SPF - in a solid moisturizing product - will protect you from carcinoma issues in winter and keep your skin soft.  Which, by the way, we as women prefer!

I use the Avieno 15 every morning and apply stronger if my exposure will be greater than normal.
post #21 of 21

Zinc for nose and Aveda lip savor for...well lips. 

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