Sunscreen Application

Sunscreen Application

Post by Simon Hai » Thu, 15 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Should sunscreen be applied before or after race numbers?

Simon Haigh
Illawarra Triathlon Club      


Sunscreen Application

Post by Nick Muntin » Thu, 15 Jan 1998 04:00:00

>Should sunscreen be applied before or after race numbers?

Very, very, very, definitely after numbers are applied as once you've put on
your sunscreen - and then put on your numbers they just rub right off making
it impossible for all those media, official and spectator type people by the
course to not know who you are!


Sunscreen Application

Post by Stephen Fle » Fri, 16 Jan 1998 04:00:00


> Should sunscreen be applied before or after race numbers?


Before AND after.

I have fair skin and can get burned easily. My usual prerace
routine for sunny races is as follows: Completely cover by body with
minimum SPF 15 water proof sunscreen when I get up in the morning of a
race.This allows the sunscreen to really soak in. I use Kinesys, a
Canadian brand that works very well. Have used it in Ironman Canada and
not been burned. When they number you they usually use a bit of ***
to clean your skin where they write the numbers. This will take off the
sunsceen that I have applied earlier. Once the numbers are dry, I then
go over these spots again, making sure not to smear the number all over
the place as the sunscreen may act as a solvent for the ink. A final
touch up with sunscreen on high exposure areas - nose, ears and
shoulders and I am ready to go.

Steve Fleck