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Offline Christian S

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Minimum SPF?
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:54:21 PM »
I don't want to go overkill on SPF, so whats the minimum that I should use on my head?
I want it to darken up and tan some, but I don't want to get skin cancer either lol. 



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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 09:05:48 PM »
I would say 15 SPF, but given that summer is coming, you might want to try 30 SPF.
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Offline Jordan1991

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 05:56:42 AM »
I have an SPF 10 moisturiser I use daily, but I also keep an SPF 30 sunscreen for when I know i'll be getting a lot of sun.

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 07:10:45 AM »
I've had 3 or four small skin cancers one was a melanoma on my ear. I use a wide brim hat in the summer spf lotions are only partially protective.
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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 10:26:37 AM »
My derm says 30.  I tend to breakout with most standard sunblocks, so I try to use moisturizers with SPF, rather than standard sunblock.

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 11:11:18 AM »
My derm says 30.  I tend to breakout with most standard sunblocks, so I try to use moisturizers with SPF, rather than standard sunblock.
What's a good moisturizer with SPF?

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 03:08:45 PM »
Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer is fantastic, has an SPF of 20, but is a bit on the pricey side.  I've used it on my face for a while now, and it's very nice on the head too.  Tyler did a review of it in one of his videos

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 08:05:38 PM »
My derm says 30.  I tend to breakout with most standard sunblocks, so I try to use moisturizers with SPF, rather than standard sunblock.
What's a good moisturizer with SPF?

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 03:27:25 PM »
my understanding is that 15 offers about 95% protection then 30 / 45 are more upwards of 97-98% protection (something i read a while back).

For those in the uk, I use boots own brand No7 moisturiser which has spf15 and is also anti-shine (apparently).

Then if im going to be under the sun a lot i might spray on some of  the neutrogena dry mist sunblock (not greasy at all) in spf 45

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 12:57:13 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.  I'll check out these suggestions.

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 01:17:47 PM »
yeah, i say 30+. don't risk it.

some of the lotions, Kiehl's, contain sunblock. prob the way to go.

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 03:23:03 PM »
Hey Guys,
My first time posting anything here; glad to be on board.
I have had far too much experience with skin cancer, so I tend to be more conservative than some other guys.
My take is an SPF 30 is the way to go BUT that means you'll need to reapply it fairly frequently since it sweats off at varying rates depending on temp, humidity, how many times you rub your hands on your head, etc.
The best protection (and I know this isn't what you wanted to hear) is a hat! We think of tanning as healthy but the fact of the matter is that it's still damaging skin and the skin on our heads can be pretty sensitive, especially if you're newly bald/shaven. Personally, I hate wearing a hat but I'm a trail runner and there is no way I can use sunscreen that will last and/or stay out of my eyes.

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Re: Minimum SPF?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 04:56:17 PM »
excellent advice. thanks for sharing.

 



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