Touring - favorite sunscreen
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04-19-08, 10:53 AM
Hola. i am always on the hunt for thick, powerful sunscreens. My favorites are usually surf related, but unfortunately my favs only seem to last for a year (Get It On brand was awesome, but i can't find it around here). Anyway, i ride more than i surf, so what's the general consenus on sunscreeens for prolonged saddle time??? Thank you.
04-19-08, 10:57 AM
But, God forbid if you ever get that into your eyes. Almost as painful as chili peppers.
04-19-08, 12:36 PM
Banana boat sport, and it's not that fun if you get it in your eyes, but you really have to be sweating up a storm for it to get in your eyes; it's supposed to be sweat proof. Orange squeeze tube. It's all I use.
04-20-08, 10:09 AM
I must be odd. All sunscreens seem to work fine on me. I look for the cheapest - usually generic.
Matthew A Brown
04-20-08, 11:07 AM
NO-AD. Works WAY better than the Banana Boat stuff I used, which stayed white and gloppy and picked up insects for hours afterwards.
Try to find something with Mexoryl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecamsule)in it. It's the only sunscreen that protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
A class action suit has been filed against the five leading makers of sunscreens in the United States for deceptively marketing their non-Mexoryl products. "The lawsuit claims the manufacturers promote sunbathing by claiming to protect users from harmful ultraviolet rays. It says while the products might protect against ultraviolet B (UVB) rays -- the shorter-length ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn and increases the risk of skin cancer -- they do little to stop ultraviolet A (UVA) rays -- longer-length rays reaching deeper into the skin, which can also increase the risk."
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