Sunscreen, Who's Using What?

Discussion in 'Health' started by Cornholio, May 22, 2017.



  1. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Troy Lee sleeves with plastic elbows for every ride. Nutrogena face stick when I remember. Nutrogena spray for neck and arms when I remember. Blistex sunblock on lips every ride.
     
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  2. PMORTUARY

    PMORTUARY Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo/ Fountain Valley
    Name:
    Dave (D2)
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    Lips, yeah I good point no one mentioned yet. Don't forget something for the lips.
     
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  3. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Kay
    Sunscreen is a little uncomfortable, however, look at the options. Getting things burned/cut off is worse than being a little greasy.
    Zinc is the better option and now it's been revealed an ingredient in sunscreen, oxybenzone, is harmful to the oceans and reefs.
    My derm recommended Elta MD sunscreen which I use on face, neck, ears and Neutrogena zinc on my arms.
     
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  4. Mikie

    Mikie MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    2012 Yeti ASR 5c
    Good point...
    Not that I'm any kind of expert but I did write the article a couple years ago: http://imtbtrails.com/magazine/?p=594
     
  5. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    We use the yellow bottle Neutrogena stuff you get in packs of two at Costco. If it's late in the day...I usually won't use it...but if it's midday or hot out...I'll spray my arms, back of my neck, ears, and use some creme on my nose.

    This year at Sea Otter...I sprayed my entire head. My head is shaved so after a few hours...I get cooked...like last year...and the year before.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner WFO
    Neutrogena! I swear it actually helps to heal the skin.
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Highball SS and Chameleon
    I'm not too picky about what I use... But it's usually Banana Boat. I keep a tube in the garage and in the car. I've been using the sun sleeves more and more over the past year, and feel funny without them now. They keep the sun off on the hot days, feel cooler with a breeze, and also function as a light warmer if it's not cold enough for the real arm warmers. And, I didn't get poison oak on my sun sleeve covered arms, but all over my uncovered legs! :thumbsdown: Poison oak sucks.

    So... For those who go the sun sleeve route, what do you think about the knee sleeves? I just ordered a pair to try.
     
  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    Consumer Reports just did a sunscreen review, and the best ones were generics from Walmart's and Trader Joe's.
     
  9. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    None.

    Best protection in order:
    Stay out of the sun
    Physical barrier (sleeves, hats)
    Natural pigment (tan)

    The damage occurs when you burn. A person like me who tans readily but rarely burns is best protected by my bodies natural defense mechanisms. But if you go straight to burn, that won't work for you.
     
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  10. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    2014 Trek Supperfly
    Whatever you use, make sure not to apply on your forehead!

    My go to sun sleeves:
     
  11. brian1031

    brian1031 Member

    Location:
    Santa Clara CA
    Name:
    Brian Clive
    I used Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 50. I always feel like a mess when I sweat if I used a cream.
     
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