Best Sunscreen?

Best Sunscreen?

Post by Garret M. Ianaco » Thu, 04 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Spring has finally hit the east coast and after shaving winter's gorilla
suit I was suprised to notice how ghostly white my legs are, but luckily
today is 75 degrees and I'm soaking it up as much as I can.  Its so
intense that I've already gotten a little bit red.  Can anybody give me a
good recommendation as to what type of sunscreen they use when they race
or train with?  I want something that is of course waterproof, about
SPF15-30, isn't greasy and doesn't clog pores (I wouldn't want to inhibit
the body's cooling system, especially while racing) and doesn't stink.
Any suggestions or personal quirps.
Your response is greatly appreciated
I'm really suprised by the number of great posts and topics on this
group.  It definitely is a good community of athletes.  Take a tour of
some other groups and you'll get bombed for asking a dumb question. Here
there is just unbounding support.  Keep up the good work everybody and
enjoy the season.
-Garrett
 
 
 

Best Sunscreen?

Post by Kurian Davi » Thu, 04 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Can anybody give me a
>good recommendation as to what type of sunscreen they use when they race
>or train with?  I want something that is of course waterproof, about
>SPF15-30, isn't greasy and doesn't clog pores (I wouldn't want to inhibit
>the body's cooling system, especially while racing) and doesn't stink.

   "Saurus" brand. Surf shops carry it. I've seen it at a few sporting
goods type shops as well. Can't beat it. It goes on a little creamy,
dries very quickly, doesn't wash or sweat off, doesn't sting in your
eyes, doesn't smell, and is very effective. Just get good coverage when
you put it on, or you'll have serious tan (burn) lines where you missed!

Kurian Davis


 
 
 

Best Sunscreen?

Post by Barry Gladi » Fri, 05 Apr 1996 04:00:00

You might want to try Bullfrog. It seems pretty effective even after
swimming and sweating. It's also reputed to repel sea lice, those pesky
little aquatic no-see-ums that get inside your swimsuit (or wetsuit) and
eat, only you don't know it until the itching starts and the rash appears
! Seemed to work for me last season when South Florida waters were
crawling with them. You may not have the problem up in those Northern
waters though.
Hope you finally get the weather that requires sunscreen.
Cheers
Barry.

 
 
 

Best Sunscreen?

Post by ccorn.. » Fri, 05 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Can anybody give me a
>good recommendation as to what type of sunscreen they use when they race
>or train with?

I use waterproof, sweatproof #30 from either Coppertone or
Banana Boat. They are not greasy. You don't notice them after
you put them on.

Also, research has shown that people who use sunscreen have
cooler skin temperatures than people who don't use sunscreen.
Maybe sunscreen actually helps slightly with cooling the skin.

Cathy Corning

 
 
 

Best Sunscreen?

Post by caso » Sun, 07 Apr 1996 04:00:00

beaver.  it's a brand i used exclusively (except those times i had to
use the stuff my wife gets for the kids)...  anyway, it's spf45 and
totally sweat proof.  i haven't seen it on the east coast yet (haven't
looked).  some one on the west might have a lead if you can't find it
in the surf shops here.  now on the effect to the cooling system of the
body i can't really say.  it does seem like someone would have tested
that out by now.  you here the magazines warn and yell about using the
stuff.   maybe i missed an issue but i haven't seen any data on a film
of grease and how it effects performance.  does Mark use any at IRONMAN
does maffetone say it's ok to use??????!?!?!?!?
 
 
 

Best Sunscreen?

Post by Ray Plotecia, Image Contr » Tue, 09 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>  >Can anybody give me a
>  >good recommendation as to what type of sunscreen they use when they race
>  >or train with?

>  I use waterproof, sweatproof #30 from either Coppertone or
>  Banana Boat. They are not greasy. You don't notice them after
>  you put them on.

I used the 30 C-tone once and it was too waterproof.  Plugged my pores during a hot race and I
couldn't sweat.

One of my primary criteria is:  Is it animal tested?

I hate the thought of rabbits out there on the beach in little lawn chairs with goop smeared over
them.

I use "natural SunCare" from Nature's Gate Herbal Cosmetics in Chatsworth, CA.  

PABA-free, Waterproof, smells great.

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