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    Sunscreen needed

    I am looking for a sun screen that is not so sticky, one that you don't mind applying!!

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    I use Walmart's Equate spray on 50 SFP. It is not sticky after it drys in about 2 minutes.
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    I use this: Banana Boat Sport PerformanceCoolZone™ Sunscreens

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    I use this: Banana Boat Sport PerformanceCoolZone™ Sunscreens
    This.

    I'm very fair skinned and despise putting on sunscreen (not a good way to be). That being said, I swear by the Banana Boat CoolZone spray sunscreen. I just spray a couple coats on (to make sure I didn't miss anything) and it works like a charm. Never have to get your hands all slimy and sticky either. The cooling effect is noticeable too.

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    Another Banana Boat fan here.

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you guys for your response! Upon your recommendations I just bought some Banana Boat Sport PerformanceCoolZone ​it is smooth and not sticky. I am not going to mind using this sunscreen. Thanks again

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    I dislike applying sun screen, so never do. But the sun is never a problem for me. I use a baseball cap under my helmet, with a bandana underneath it, covering the back of my neck and ears. Long sleeved shirts, and my legs are usually but not always covered. If hot, I douse myself with water. I'm comfortable and burn free.

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    Geez, I know it probably doesn't get as hot as here but doesn't wearing all that stuff on your head make you sweat like crazy? Sunscreen seems a heckuva lot easier/more comfortable....

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    I wear a headsweats skullcap - very light wicking mesh that protects top of ears and back of neck along with areas exposed by helmet vents. It is a light color and is comfortable.
    Keeping the sun off the skin helps if the fabric is very light and wicking. There are long-sleeved jerseys and sun sleeves for that purpose. I can't vouch for them, but some of my friends do so even on hottest days.
    I normally wear sunscreen only if I will be out for several hours 10am-4pm. Usually I avoid this timeframe as it's too dang hot. I use a spray, either Neutrogena or one of the other high SPF ultra sweatproof types.
    Otherwise I take no extra precautions. My skin tans easily without burning.

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    Craft Arm Coolers, and Sugoi Leg Coolers are my preferred 'sunscreen'.
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    I like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen -- a little pricey but I only go outdoors 1-2 days a week so I don't use a whole lot, I spend the rest of the time on the trainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godeacs View Post
    Geez, I know it probably doesn't get as hot as here but doesn't wearing all that stuff on your head make you sweat like crazy? Sunscreen seems a heckuva lot easier/more comfortable....
    Agree with you, that's way over the top and not practical here. I've worked in western Washington in the heat of the summer and it's not even close to a south Texas summer day. Although I do sometimes wear a cycling cap as a sweatband under my helmut. I think I will try a Headsweats skullcap, that sounds like a good idea.
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    For bargain hunters, dollar tree stores are selling 4 oz bottles of sunscreen at 30 and 35 SPF for...a dollar.

    From what I've read, the effectiveness of sunscreens diminishes with time, so clearance stock sunscreen is probably going to be less effective than new sunscreen.

    Having said that, the need for sunscreen is questionable during the winter months.

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