Favorite sunscreen?

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by D. Schoonmak » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00


This is tantamount to closing the barn doors after the cows are hither and
yon, but has anyone found a sunscreen that survives a half ironman? Or does
one recoat during transitions?

On Sunday, I liberally applied my usual poultice (Shade 30) before donning
the wetsuit. A little less than six hours later, the outline of my r.s.t.
singlet was nicely burned into place. If the sun had been July high, I'd be
in bad shape today.

Hardly anything makes me feel more stupid (and there are lots of
candidates) than getting sunburned. Suggestions?

David Schoonmaker

 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by pr.. » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>This is tantamount to closing the barn doors after the cows are hither and
>yon, but has anyone found a sunscreen that survives a half ironman? Or does
>one recoat during transitions?

Two words:  Bull frog

I have found Bullfrog sunscreen to be the most effective for active
sports, including water sports.  One application seems to do the
trick, and it won't come off.   I used it before a 1/2 IM this year,
and it was quite effective.

Greg Pressler

 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by Eqx pro » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00

No matter which brand you choose (I prefer Vaseline, but it's hard to find) is
 to apply a liberal dosage when you first get up.  Spread it all over your
 body, before you even put on  a swimsuit to make sure you don't miss anyplace.
  Then hang out *** for a few minutes to give the sunblock time to soak in.
 If it you immediately get dressed, get wet, or are sweating too much, the
 sunblock will rub right off.  Then you face having a sun protected wetsuit
 rather than your skin!  Also, make sure the sunblock goes on before applying
 any other skin creams, makeup, moisturizers, etc to give it the best shot of
 soaking into your skin.

Look for the word "waterproof".  The FDA or FTC or whatever Federal agency that
 enforces labelling accuracy for sunblocks has a standard test that any block
 wanting to use the term waterproof must pass.  Same deal with SPF numbers.  Go
 for a high SPF number, although once you get past 30 or so, the stuff is
 generally chalky and doesn't spread around too good.

Before the race, I would re-apply just on general principles:
- you might hit a place you missedthe first time around
- extra protection (2 doses of 15SPF does not give 30SPF protection however)
- it can't hurt

I have very fair skin and have used this theory for years to protect myself on
 everything from SCUBA expeditions in mid-winter (starting with lilly white
 skin, then spending 2 weeks on a boat) to 7 years of shooting IMH for NBC.
 Good luck!

Scott Ogle/Equinox Productions

 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by pr.. » Thu, 09 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>I have very fair skin and have used this theory for years to protect myself on
> everything from SCUBA expeditions in mid-winter (starting with lilly white
> skin, then spending 2 weeks on a boat) to 7 years of shooting IMH for NBC.
> Good luck!                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^        
>Scott Ogle/Equinox Productions

Scott--

Mentioning that you shoot IMH for NBC might open you up to some
serious criticism (constructive) from the members of this newsgroup.
How 'bout it, everybody?  How would you improve the coverage (at least
the camera coverage, for Scott) of IMH???

Greg Pressler

 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by Kahuna36 » Thu, 09 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>has anyone found a sunscreen that survives a half ironman?

Bull Frog 36 does nicely, but it's kinda slippery..
I tried the Ironman 35 at the Florida Challenge, put it on after the swim and I
 didn't even get a tan, except for my face which I forgot to cover. Seems
 pretty good to me and it's not greasy. Oh and yes it WAS sunny, and hot,,,
 REAL hot...
 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by D. Schoonmak » Thu, 09 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> >has anyone found a sunscreen that survives a half ironman?


Quote:

> Bull Frog 36 does nicely, but it's kinda slippery..
> I tried the Ironman 35 at the Florida Challenge, put it on after the swim
and I
>  didn't even get a tan, except for my face which I forgot to cover. Seems
>  pretty good to me and it's not greasy. Oh and yes it WAS sunny, and hot,,,
>  REAL hot...

That's two votes for Bull Frog and one for Ironman 35. Think I'll pick up
some of each--maybe mix them.

Thanks folks.

David Schoonmaker

 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by Iron Pe » Fri, 10 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> >has anyone found a sunscreen that survives a half ironman?

I've used Coppertone Sport, which worked well for me. I've recently switched to
 Ironman products, after running out of the Sport at BSLT, and it worked very
 well, I was not even red.

"Iron" Pete Priolo

IMC'96 - 10:36:37    IMC'97 - 10:42:53

'98 Gulf Coast Tri, IMC'98

 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by Fred » Sat, 11 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>> >has anyone found a sunscreen that survives a half ironman?

I've posted this here before but after reading all the other posts on the
 subject it is apparent that the word has'nt gotten out.
   By far the best sunscreen I have ever used,( and I've tried them all), is
 called "BEAVER". It is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Once you rub it in ,
 it seems to disappear and it lasts all day, in or out of the water. The only
 drawback is,I have only been able to find it in Hawaii.
               Steve Fredericks
               Oceanside, CA
 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by sue » Sun, 12 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> >> >has anyone found a sunscreen that survives a half ironman?

A great one is Bullfrog SPF 30. It is more of a light oil, and it lasts
through anything. Lifeguards use it! It comes in a small bottle, and you
can buy it in the U.S. Give it a try.
Quote:

> I've posted this here before but after reading all the other posts on
> the
>  subject it is apparent that the word has'nt gotten out.
>    By far the best sunscreen I have ever used,( and I've tried them
> all), is
>  called "BEAVER". It is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Once you
> rub it in ,
>  it seems to disappear and it lasts all day, in or out of the water.
> The only
>  drawback is,I have only been able to find it in Hawaii.
>                Steve Fredericks
>                Oceanside, CA

 
 
 

Favorite sunscreen?

Post by Eqx pro » Mon, 13 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>I've used Coppertone Sport, which worked well for me.

Mine washed off and I got burnt sooner than with some other brands.