Summer healthcare products

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Jul 2013
10:54am, 16 Jul 2013
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Velociraptor
The difference between SFP30 and SPF50 is much less significant than the difference between SPF10 and SPF30, DeeGee, and if you're in the UK and not very fair-skinned you'll probably be fine.

There are various sunscreens that are formulated to be suitable for people who have eczema. It's worth having a word with the pharmacist if you're struggling to choose a suitable one for your lad.

I use a SPF 50 clear spray with water resistance, and lash it on generously. I'm not very good at carrying the bottle out with me and reapplying it, but it seems to last for a full day and I haven't had any sunburn at all this year despite long days out on the bike. When I came back from Mallorca at the end of May after a week of cycling in the sunshine, my mother commented that she didn't think much of my suntan. I was dead chuffed - I'd obviously got the sun protection just right :)
Jul 2013
10:57am, 16 Jul 2013
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HellsBells
a GP colleague younger than me had her melanoma removed last year - I don't mind what you use as long as you use something above 25
Jul 2013
11:04am, 16 Jul 2013
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HermanBloom
So I should basically "tell" (by that I mean politely suggest whilst hiding behind the sofa) to stop with the SF15 stuff as it's basically doing no good anyway?
Jul 2013
11:04am, 16 Jul 2013
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HermanBloom
tell the gf that should read :-O
Jul 2013
11:07am, 16 Jul 2013
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Velociraptor
SPF15 is a great deal better than nothing if you're only going to be out in the sun for a little while, or for putting on your face and forearms when you're exposing them to British winter sunshine. But I'd recommend something higher. There's no need to go for a titchy SPF on cost or cosmetic grounds nowadays.
Jul 2013
11:08am, 16 Jul 2013
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HermanBloom
Ok, will bring up the subject, thanks.
Jul 2013
11:11am, 16 Jul 2013
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ReturnoftheJuddi
What about ones that are good for the face? I absolutely hate putting creams/sprays etc anywhere near my face as I just hate the feel. Im about to go festivalling this weekend so Im looking for something I can wear on my face that isnt greasy/oily/smelly etc. (I have stuff foy my bosy that I dont mind using so thats covered)
Jul 2013
11:15am, 16 Jul 2013
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Velociraptor
I recommend a floral niqab if you've got insurmountable sensory issues with creams/sprays on your face, RotJ.

Or if you can cope with the sensation of putting something watery on your face, use one of the clear sprays but spray it into your cupped hand and apply it to your face that way. The one I use does have a bit of a solventy smell to it when you first apply it, but that quickly disappears.
Jul 2013
11:28am, 16 Jul 2013
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ReturnoftheJuddi
Haha lol. Something watery sounds fine. I use the Nivea invisible spray for my body but even that feels a bit oily on my face. I might try one of the different brands.

What about moisturusers with SPF?
Jul 2013
11:28am, 16 Jul 2013
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ReturnoftheJuddi
What the hell does that say?!

*moisturisers

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