Sunscreen, Who's Using What?

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

  1. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Can I make a suggestion y’all, look up the EWG ( Environmental Working Group) sunscreen rating for your current sunscreens.... There are chemicals in sunscreens (esp the spray) that are actually VERY harmful for your skin! Zinc is you’re best bet! But don’t hide from the sun, it’s benefits far outweigh the negatives IMHO.
    From,
    Yo mama:p:D
     
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I just spread cooking oil on me for that SoCal healthy tan look!

    Or Hawaiian Tropic Coconut Oil. Smells better than Wesson.



    (No - don't do this. Those who did in the 70s are paying heavily for it now).
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Friends, slather the sheet out of yourselves with sunscreen when you are out playing under the sun. It does not take direct sunlight beams to get burned when you are out there. Reapply after a few hours if possible.
     
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  4. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    I know a few people that ride with these. http://dabrim.com/html/products/cycling/sporty.htm

    Not sure if there are other brands. Looks very goofy but does keep the sun off. Helps if you're not fast enough for the brim to flop around a lot.
     
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  5. Bill

    Bill Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Bill
    Current Bike:
    old bike
    I only buy kids sunblock, generally it does not sting your eyes from drips of perspiration off your forehead. You still have to keep the sunblock from your eyes while applying it though. You also can get a HALO headband which has a "squeegee" like section inside the headband and does a fantastic job of keeping drips out of your eyes.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002JS64LU/?tag=imtbtrails-20
     
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  6. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    I always wear sunscreen. Zinc. In the summer I try to wear long sleeved hi-tech “breathable” shirts but I always overheat so easily and take them off. Just bought a new one to try cause I know I’ve gotta protect. I’ve been wearing a bandana around my neck, which has become the part of me most sensitive to sun. Luckily I have some pigmentation.
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
  8. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
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  9. siata94

    siata94 Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    I use Badger with 18.75% zinc. Badger has 1 with 22.5% zinc.
     
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  10. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Back in my messenger days, we used to use Hawaiian Tropic and Copper tone with coconut oil. Drove people nuts on the elevators
     
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  11. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Thanks...this thread should be Sunscreen '19.


    We started the Divide with two Da Brims. One made it back. The buckles don't do a great job of staying cinched down on a hard object. I made one out of foam but found it too floppy at speeds and when windy.

    Which led me to the wallboard. I started out with one visor in front and one in back for the neck. (Prolly healthy to be leery of how one attaches things to a helmet; I'm sure some of the stuff I've done would be cringed at my a helmet mfr.) It was great until I had to use my shell jacket hood, then I ripped it off and kept the front one.

    V2, made for AZT, which was trimmed back for general trail riding. Attaches to existing visor only:

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    Three tiny holes drilled and pop-rivet'ed on. It's been bomber for a year. It extends about 3" beyond my stock helmet visor.

    The mask thingie also keeps sun off the back of my neck, but I would still additionally sport a bandana for some conditions.

    Ready to look creepy on the trail yet? Or would you rather spend time indoors, at a plastic surgeon's office, him trying to hack out the bad parts of your face and not leave you looking like an experiment?


    @knucklebuster, TFPU. I haven't had a similar procedure yet. One office wanted to give me a "Blue Light" treatment, but I didn't go through with it for some reason. I've had freezing, excision and MOHS surgery. I have used flouro-whatsit-based creams in the past, and yes, they are pretty gnarly.
     
  12. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Fluorouracil. Nasty stuff. Already done one round on my lips, will have to do another soon. Too many burnt lips as a kid...

    Anything mineral based. Mostly vertra sticks for lips (and entire face and ears when surfing) and cvs brand mineral based suncreen for everything else (kids 50 i think? it's in a yellow tube). Or whatever I have on hand.

    Long sleeves almost always. Should probably start using a bandana for my ears and neck.

    Also, trying to stay out of the sun midday.
     
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  13. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    I am naturally skeptical of the multitude of articles published claiming this good for you, then it's bad for you, then a study implies it's not bad given the alternatives...
    but... having said that, I read a lot and came across this one: https://www.outsideonline.com/2380751/sunscreen-sun-exposure-skin-cancer-science

    The blurb hook is "Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific, controversial new research suggests—and quite possibly even racist. How did we get it so wrong?"


    I finish riding by 10 AM every day. Same with surfing. I wear UV protective long sleeve athletic shirts and always wear UV protective sunglasses. Also, I use Coppertone Sport. I don't find it runs into my eyes when I sweat. I know I should switch to something zinc based and probably will. Nothing will ever make up for my early years around the pool and the beach. We used to have contests to see who could burn the worst and get the biggest swath of skin peeling off in a whole piece. Yikes!

    Have had numerous basal cell carcinomas removed, a couple of squamous ones which I found a bit more concerning. Have had Moh's surgery at least 3 times that I can remember and get AKs spritzed with liquid N or CO2 or whatever comes out of the torture device my dermo uses. Probably die of something other than skin cancer though, so I try to take reasonable precautions and balance with the healthy need for some sun exposure.
     
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  14. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Interesting article, thanks!
     
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  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Great article, states the obvious. Tan, don't burn. But to pull the racist card is just stupid and counterproductive.

    I'm headed to the dermatologist on Wednesday, because I've got things on my bald pate that need checking. Yes, I sunburned my scalp ages ago. My arms, on the other hand, have always been tanned and have no issues.

    My bigger concern is my eyes. Since I wear spectacles I never wore sunglasses until the last 5 years or so. Some sun damage there already.
     
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  16. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
     
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  17. Robbie

    Robbie Member

    Location:
    Anaheim
    Name:
    Rob
    Current Bike:
    Specialized camber evo
    I've had about 9-10 basal and squamous cancers over the years. I use the Halo band with neck cover and sweat dam, Pearl Izumi arm and leg covers, and Neutrogena or Coppertone 55 SPF on face. The leg covers especially are uncomfortable on hot days (like todays at Oaks), but it is good having them with all the plant encroachment for scratch, tick and poison ivy protection. I get checked by derma 2x a year. That mark on my nose in the pic is a biopsy scrape from last week, turns out it is another basal or squamous. In for Mohs surgery this Friday. I've come out with Frankenstein stitch work on a few of these things.

    Oaks.jpg
     
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  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Combining the two Sunscreen threads. Good Stuff!
     
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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    You combined while I was typing my post, and I lost it. :Roflmao :p

    Anyway... I try to keep sunscreen in all of the cars, at the front door, and in the garage. If it's there, the kids will take it and use it when they're home this summer. My family does not have a good record with cancer, so I've tried drilling that into the kids since they were little. I've had a couple troubling spots removed and would like to break the family cycle.

    I have several pair of the Pearl sleeves and usually wear them. I also slather the sunscreen on... Usually Coppertone, but am always on the lookout for something better. Just ordered a tube of what @bvader recommended above. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. ricke24

    ricke24 Member

    Location:
    La Habra
    Name:
    RickE
    Current Bike:
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010C
    I usually don't wear sunscreen but really should. I hate putting it on my face especially because it goes in my eyes and burns, certainly not fun when you are riding down a hill, good thread
     
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  21. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I wear longsleeve linen shirts in the summer for that classy debonair look. They aren't SPF rated, but they provide some protection, with basic sunscreen underneath. The linen is great for hot temps... doesn't heat you up at all!

    Super-Fred:

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  22. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    I feel for you. I've got the Frankie look too. The Mohs on my nostril required a skin graft. It's a tough place because there isn't a whole lot of skin to grab to suture up the hole. Good luck!
     
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  23. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    I really like the custom visor @mike !!! First few times out I thought I need something like that. Thanks for posting!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  24. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Interesting article. I actually having a riding friend that works for the magazine by I don't like the way they interject their OBVIOUS political leanings into so many of their articles and consequently, personally find them less credible. It became 10X worse once the current President was elected and I cancelled my prescription.
     
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  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yup....

    Oh ummm, that's probably not what you meant. My bad.
     
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  26. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    You should only change prescriptions on the advice of your doctor.

    But subscriptions, on the other hand, are a dime a dozen. :sneaky:
     
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  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
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