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Favorite spray sunscreen

Post by bm_cricket » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:54 pm

I get lots of sun out there. There isn't much between me and the sun most of the day...

So what should I use to keep me from turning me into a fried cricket? I didn't have any problem last year but I made friends with a new fangled "spray on sunscreen" which I'd never used before and may have changed my life for ever.

What do you use? Do you have a favorite brand?

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:10 pm

I go with Bullfrog, only because it reminds me of something crunchy to eat.

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Post by bm_cricket » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:15 pm

Fried bullfrog. Hmmm. Never had it. I like the price of that stuff. Do you use their spray product yourself? Do you taste good?

Fried crickets taste great but I don't really want to become one. Not a good long term plan anyway.

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Post by dragonpilot » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:30 pm

Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45 with helioplex...instantly cools as it protects...non greasy...waterproof.
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Post by Thecatman » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:40 pm

Right now I use Coppertone "Sport" SPF30 spray on at work. I remember when there was just Coppertone, Sea n Ski, and Solarcain. No "SPF" numbers. No complications.

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Post by bm_cricket » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:54 pm

Well, I don't get crispy unless I do something really dumb.. ...like spend 8 hours stoned out of my mind watching people in storm trooper suits talk to people who look like blue meanies discussing the boat driving up behind me that is filled with topless women and bottomless men as I try to remember where I left all my clothing...

Ummm. I'd just rather not die of skin cancer... so $9 for sun screen seems like a good investment. And $9 for spray on sunscreen sounds like a good and easy investment which I'm likely to be capable of using while in any state of mind.

I don't need the goth level SPF 90 stuff (although the zinc would make their beautiful translucent skin almost glow in the bright playa sun).. I'm just looking for something normal. Ideally that doesn't cost very much and doesn't feel or smell all that weird.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:00 pm

I like Coppertone Sport, we have both 30 and 70 spf. I use something else on my face though, since I wear a bigass shade hat, I can get by with Oil of Olay spf 15.

$9? Geez, it is a lot cheaper on base!

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Post by skibear » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:51 pm

I'm with AntiM, wear a "bigass shade hat".

That way you don't need sunscreen on your face above
your eyes - avoiding the pain from it getting in your eyes
when sweating in desert heat.

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Post by ChillyFire » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:34 pm

i use the neutrogena cooling mist spray too, they have it from like 35 -70, i use the 70 for all day goodness (white to red with anything else) and its super easy to put on, plus it doesnt feel like you're wearing sunscreen, no greasy. and it smells great too!
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Post by gyre » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:00 pm

Coppertone Sport push spray (not aerosol).
Suggested by an umpire.
Said it's the only thing that holds up.

Works great.

A spray is good for ears etc that are hard to coat.
And yes you need to coat shaded areas.

Or find out the hard way how reflective the playa is.


I haven't tried the neutrogena yet.

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Post by Stickygreen » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:19 am

bannana boat spf 50, works great I went through 5 tins last year, that was for 11 days
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Post by C.f.M. » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:15 am

1. Parasol
2. Whatever's cheap at Big Lots

Which has been Coppertone. Spray sunscreen is the bomb.

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Post by Fire_Moose » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:23 am

Got a question for the hairy men.....

When using spray sunscreen on yer arms and such do you rub it in to get the sunscreen past the hair? or do you just leave it?


On another note:


if you leave the bottle of spray sunscreen in the heat, it turns into some solid thing inside, still sprays for a little bit but i was wondering if anyone has noticed this/has a fix
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Re: Crunchy

Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:27 am

bm_cricket wrote:Do you taste good?
Good point; I am switching to Pam.
Now that all the serious answers are out of the way.

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Post by Boijoy » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:32 am

and, when applying spray sunscreen in a wind storm, have a friend spray it about 5' upwind from you. :)
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Post by gyre » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:36 am

Aerosol or push spray?

Rub it in.

For any dry skin, I use neutrogena body emulsion fragrance free.
They have some with spf, but with perfume.


They say all take time to start working.

I have to rarely reapply the sport coppertone (squeeze spray, not aerosol).
Best I've used.
Not cheap, but the bottle lasts.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:35 am

I get the best protection with Krylon. Especially the lighter colors.
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Post by mojo » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:37 am

Consumer Reports said the Neutrogena Cooling Mist with Helioplex is best - I concurr having used it a lot. I have been hospitalized twice in my life with severe sunburn so good protection is essential. I've been able to do river rafting, ocean kayaking, etc and never got so much as pink using the Neutrogena just with one daily application.

I don't like anything with Parsol in it. I also heard a news report that the Helioplex is very good for skin as it has particularly good anit-aging properties.
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Post by flatlander13 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:03 pm

Hey Guy……thanks for this post…….

As a person who has had Basal Cell Carcinoma cut off my nose; then had the Doctor stretch (that’s right stretch) the skin of my nose to be able to cover what he just cut out…….The worst part (yes, worse than having your nose skin stretched) was when I went back to the same Dr. to have him “Buffâ€

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Post by AntiM » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:00 pm

I hear yam Flat, dad had to have that done, except they cut a chink of his ear off to make part of his new nose.

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Post by flatlander13 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:04 pm

M……you made my testis shrivel your husbands new nose story…….so does he hear or smell any better?

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Post by AntiM » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:27 pm

flatlander13 wrote:M……you made my testis shrivel your husbands new nose story…….so does he hear or smell any better?
Uh, it was my dad. He smells about the same... that old man smell, stronger since mom's been gone.

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Post by Thecatman » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:54 pm

I heard recently that its not so much the "spf" numbers as much as how often the product is applied. I think Dr. Anna Marie on the weather channel said that.

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Post by Samasutra » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:25 pm

Fill up a spray bottle with hippo sweat, you'll be good to go.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:52 am

Boijoy wrote:and, when applying spray sunscreen in a wind storm, have a friend spray it about 5' upwind from you. :)
Actually, Mister Potato Head makes a good point, as usual.
The wind makes sprays hard to use.
Find a friend and have them schmear it on you.
Lacking a friend, hold a stranger at the point of a potato, and threaten them with incabulation if they do not schmear it on you.

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Post by gyre » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:24 am

The push spray is not a big issue in wind.
And you can always spray on your hand and apply.
It is very controllable.

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Post by Sail Man » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:15 am

Boijoy wrote:and, when applying spray sunscreen in a wind storm, have a friend spray it about 5' upwind from you. :)
Do you prefer a good olive oil, or can you get away with using plain ole margarine to get your potato skin nice and golden? :wink:

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Post by mode-of-operation » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:41 pm

I just came back from Destin, FL and used the Neutrogena aresol SPF 45. Worked pretty well but I still had to rub it in though because I'm kinda of hairy. And no matter how long the can stayed in the sun it was still cold as hell when I sprayed it on my skin. I'm fair skinned and would still apply a second coat to just be safe. No burning whatsoever.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:50 am

It's a good idea to work on a "base coast" of tan before you go to the playa.

Previously tanned skin burns less readily than untanned skin.

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Post by panda » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:38 am

Aveeno! It goes on especially NON greasy, which is (as you all know) ever so important with such small particles of dust constantly swirling about.

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