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#1 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 07:29 AM

I was hearing a feature on the radio recently from a doctor , sun screen is only effective if it is used before the expiry date and kept cool.  The problem is some people use an old container and/or keep it in the car all the time where it gets hot.

 

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http://www.skincance...ective-with-age


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:56 PM

this is true.  At one time I could not figure out why my sunscreen was not working.  After I looked at the expiration date stamped into the end to the tube I figured it out....it had expired quite some time prior.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:50 PM

Ah sunscreen.....it is a known fact that sunscreen is preventing us from receiving the needed Vitamin D from the sun.  Vitamin D is a natural cancer fighter.   Best to get some limited sun exposure and then cover up. 



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:26 AM

@SSF556...we need to do both. I live in the desert and am outside much of the time.  And, I was vitamin D deficient.  So, now I goop up and take vitamin D!



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:32 PM

@SSF556...we need to do both. I live in the desert and am outside much of the time.  And, I was vitamin D deficient.  So, now I goop up and take vitamin D!

 

@marg, me too!  Living on the water I get constant sun reflections and I need Vit. D...but use tons of sunscreen. I have bottles strewn throughout the house for guests and up until last year there was a great sunscreen WIPE that was so easy to pack for travel.

 

Alas no more. Don't know why they discontinued it; was a lifesaver. Now I use one that looks like a deodorant stick; warm it up with hands, and swipe it on!



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:11 AM

 

@SSF556...we need to do both. I live in the desert and am outside much of the time.  And, I was vitamin D deficient.  So, now I goop up and take vitamin D!

 

@marg, me too!  Living on the water I get constant sun reflections and I need Vit. D...but use tons of sunscreen. I have bottles strewn throughout the house for guests and up until last year there was a great sunscreen WIPE that was so easy to pack for travel.

 

Alas no more. Don't know why they discontinued it; was a lifesaver. Now I use one that looks like a deodorant stick; warm it up with hands, and swipe it on!

 

 

Sunscreen wipes - never seen those, they sound rather convenient, but do they make them in high enough factors that actually work?



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:03 PM

Most sunscreens sold today contain harmful chemicals (like oxybenzone) or microparticles.  Many do not protect against both UVA and UVB rays and end up preventing sunburn but not skin cancer.  It is difficult as an individual to research the right product.

 

Luckily the Environmental Working Group has a "Guide to Safe Sunscreens" website we can use: 

 

It has a searchable index of safe sunscreens, a list of characteristics to avoid ( http://www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen/what-not-to-bring-on-vacation/ ), tips on sun safety, etc.

 

I use "Kiss My Face" SPF30 sunscreen - it lasts well, is fairly sweat-proof, is all natural and does not contain oxybenzone, microparticles, useless additives like Vitamin A, etc.

 

While the guide seems to be focused on products available in the USA, I expect many of them are also available worldwide.  And the EWG recommendations can form the basis for people in other countries evaluating the sunscreen products available in their home country.


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