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Sunblock--What is the point

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

of using it if I am going to burn anyway?

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Replies (11-20):
katemckenzie
by Kate on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Then do it every half hour, or every 15 minutes.

Quoting Anonymous:


I already use a higher SPF(50) and I reapply every hour. I have tried numerous types of sunblock and I still get the same result.

Quoting piesmama09:

I don't think you're using it right. If you're still burning you need to re-apply more often and use a higher SPF.




alexsmomaubrys2
by Emerald Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:24 PM


Quoting teri4lance:

1. you are using it wrong

2. you didn't reapply properly

3. you used expired sunscreen

4. you need a different formula or a better product

Exactly.

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SWasson
by on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM

It only extends the amount of time you can spend in the sun without burning; it doesn't mean you can stay out in the sun forever.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Some medications can cause you to react badly to the sun and not every prescription bottle will tell you this unfortunately.  I couldn't figure out why it looked like I was burning, when normally I never burn until I researched my meds.   You'll need to cover up a lot more, big hat, glasses, a zinc or other mineral based sunscreen, carry an umbrella.

whoodathunk
by Silver Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM


Buy an all natural version.  You could actually have a reaction to the ingrediants and that's why you're burning.

Quoting Anonymous:

 1. I slather it on pretty heavy

2. I reapply every hour

3. Not expired, bought it brand new this year.

4. I've tried many different brands and still burn


Quoting teri4lance:

1. you are using it wrong

2. you didn't reapply properly

3. you used expired sunscreen

4. you need a different formula or a better product





LyTe684
by Emerald Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:28 PM


Quoting teri4lance:

1. you are using it wrong

2. you didn't reapply properly

3. you used expired sunscreen

4. you need a different formula or a better product

MariannLws
by Gold Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Are you using sunblock every time you leave the house? 

teri4lance
by Platinum Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:35 PM



Quoting whoodathunk:


Buy an all natural version.  You could actually have a reaction to the ingrediants and that's why you're burning.

Quoting Anonymous:

 1. I slather it on pretty heavy

2. I reapply every hour

3. Not expired, bought it brand new this year.

4. I've tried many different brands and still burn


Quoting teri4lance:

1. you are using it wrong

2. you didn't reapply properly

3. you used expired sunscreen

4. you need a different formula or a better product





agree. try some old school titanium dioxide sunblock. 

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myempyreofdirt
by Ruby Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM
Try spf 100. Hard to find and expensive, but it does exist. That's what I have to use if I'm going to be in direct sun more than an hour.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:02 PM

 

No, only when I am going to be out in the sun for a while.

Quoting MariannLws:

Are you using sunblock every time you leave the house? 


 

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