What type of sunscreen should I use?

Kyleigh - posted on 06/04/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My SK's have fair skin, do you know what the best SF I should use on sunscreen should be?? Im really dumb when it comes to this! Thanks!

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√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/04/2011

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I wouldn't use the spray on, it made me itch and had to wash it off. I'm really pale with sensitive skin so I wouldn't advise it. Dunno what caused it.



Also, I hear anything over SPF 75 or 50 is a joke? So we usually buy one of those as the ones higher up are something like impossible to accomplish. I can't remember. Hope this helps somewhat lol



We just use banana boat, it stays on well. Just gotta put it on right after your shower otherwise it's like a paste trying to get it onto your body

Isobel - posted on 06/04/2011

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and if you were my kids' step mother and you took them out in the sun without sunblock "because of the chemicals" I would consider blocking you from having care and control of my children. That is entirely irresponsible IMHO.

Just sayin :)

Isobel - posted on 06/04/2011

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The spf factor is the multiple amount of time you can spend in the sun without burning. So...if your SKs burn in five minutes (and you are supposed to reapply every 2 hours) you would need an spf of 40 to make it to the next application without starting to burn again.

I start out with the cream kind on the kids and bring spray for re-application while we're out...the ones that look like glue sticks are AWESOME for faces too :)

good luck!

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/04/2011

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Also, this brought me back to thinking about something I heard a few years ago - skin moisturizers causing higher percentages of cancer. So if you are really worried about your skins overall health, watch out for products containing mineral oil, they amplify the amount of sun your body picks up and increase your chances of skin cancer.

http://www.sunflowernaturals.com/article...

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Claire - posted on 06/04/2011

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We like Banana Boat Tear Free. It's hypoallergenic, tearfree, and alcohol free. It also lasts a LONG time, even in the water.
Our kids have pretty fair skin and I love that I can slather this stuff on and it WORKS! Neither one of them has had a sunburn yet with this! We had tried the spray-on version and it didn't work as well (blotchy), despite the convenience factor.

Hope this helps!

Rebecca - posted on 06/04/2011

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some-one sprayed some sunscreen on a table of mine and left it over night when I saw it in the morning it had stripped the paint off so now we avoid the spray kind my son has sensitive skin and can't use most sunscreens but I find coppertone to be mild enough for him

Krista - posted on 06/04/2011

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If you're worried about the chemicals, there are physical sunblocks available as well, that you can buy online or in health stores. Just make sure that you protect them from the sun -- sunburns during childhood REALLY increase the risk of skin cancer as an adult.

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Thanks Faith. I'm so looking into this now.......

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