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Topic: Sun Protection
Posted By: epicfail
Subject: Sun Protection
Date Posted: 21 May 20 at 5:53pm
This will be my first summer of sailing for about 30 years, back then I didn't worry to much about sun exposure, now I have to.

I have suitable sailing rash top and legs, the only bit of exposed skin will be my head, I'll have a hat. 

What sun cream / screen is good for water sport? I have seen something called P20 and zinc based SolRX.

Any experience would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 21 May 20 at 6:01pm
P20 good, but usually just use factor 50 ambre solaire. Seems to stick pretty well and it stops burnjng really well, especially the kids stuff.

Currently burnt because I was working outside and hadn't remembered sun cream. Made me realise how good it is!

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686


Posted By: ColPrice2002
Date Posted: 21 May 20 at 8:09pm
Check out you clothing - it should be SPF 50 or so.
If not, use waterproof F 50.

As one ages, one's skin becomes more susceptible to drying and UV damage...
Use a water resistant formula and apply every few hours.

Colin


Posted By: fab100
Date Posted: 21 May 20 at 9:20pm
Iím a fan of Banana Boat.  My son tells me one of the ingedients eats coral reefs, but we dont get many of those in the places I sail

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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 22 May 20 at 7:19am
My understanding is that most, if not all suncreams eat coral reefs.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686


Posted By: PeterG
Date Posted: 22 May 20 at 8:32am
I didn't know that about coral reefs - nasty!

I always use SP50, on my nose, face and back of neck when it's sunny, having had a small tumour taken of fmy face 10 years ago. The rest mostly stays covered.

But of course, we shouldn't forget that UV seems to inactivate covid 19 - though it's best applied externally!



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Peter
Ex Cont 707
Ex Laser 189635
DY 59


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 22 May 20 at 9:36am
Oxybenzone is widely used in various finishes that are used outdoors for UV stability, also used in plastics for same reason, it is a naturally occurring chemical taken from plants, vast majority of marine pollution not from sunscreen.

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Robert


Posted By: epicfail
Date Posted: 23 May 20 at 10:19am
Thank you, looks as if any good quality waterproof F50 is the way to go.


Posted By: marwen
Date Posted: 05 Jun 20 at 5:11pm
Thanks Rupert!


Posted By: Lukepiewalker
Date Posted: 06 Jun 20 at 7:07pm
Remember to allow for light reflected off the water


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Posted By: aitchy
Date Posted: 28 Sep 20 at 1:13pm
Originally posted by Rupert

P20 good, but usually just use factor 50 ambre solaire. Seems to stick pretty well and it stops burnjng really well, especially the kids stuff.

Currently burnt because I was working outside and hadn't remembered sun cream. Made me realise how good it is!


Happend to me also 1 month ago...not on the sea but also working at home. Forgot the sun cream and was working outside the whole day and bam! burnt and then I realized again (as you) how good this sun creams really are.
I use also the factor 50 and on "weaker" sun days a factor 30, if there are bigger clouds on the sky (remember that the absorption of UV rays by clouds is bad...so also on cloudy days you can get burnt).



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