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    Sunscreen Question

    ANyone know how it works? My wife is very fair-skinned so she slaps a ton of it on my kids before they go outside all the time. One continues to look like she's never stepped out of our basement while another is already extremely tan for this time of year. Same lotion. Applied almost exactly the same. I admittedly don't know the chemistry behind how it works. Anyone here have any knowledge of this?


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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    ANyone know how it works? My wife is very fair-skinned so she slaps a ton of it on my kids before they go outside all the time. One continues to look like she's never stepped out of our basement while another is already extremely tan for this time of year. Same lotion. Applied almost exactly the same. I admittedly don't know the chemistry behind how it works. Anyone here have any knowledge of this?
    Let me google that for you


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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    Sounds like one kid got the pasty genetics while the other is more normal skinned



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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    Here is the extend of my knowledge on sunscreen. Anything over SPF15 is a waste of money.



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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Here is the extend of my knowledge on sunscreen. Anything over SPF15 is a waste of money.
    as a life guard I professionally disagree with this anything over 50 however IS a waste of money 15 and 30 have quite a difference.



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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    This site actually does a decent job of explaining it quickly:

    How does sunscreen work?| Explore | physics.org



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    Re:Sunscreen Question

    the diff between 15 and 30 is 93% to almost 98%. so i mostly agree with you but i would even extend it to say anything over spf30 isnt worth it.



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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    Make sure you reapply. And don't forget to bring a towel.




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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    the diff between 15 and 30 is 93% to almost 98%. so i mostly agree with you but i would even extend it to say anything over spf30 isnt worth it.
    This. My surgeon who cut out my skin cancer said SPF 35 blocks 97% of harmful rays, and that paying more for anything over 35 isn't worth it because 35 does plenty.


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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUcy08 View Post
    This. My surgeon who cut out my skin cancer said SPF 35 blocks 97% of harmful rays, and that paying more for anything over 35 isn't worth it because 35 does plenty.
    Also, I believe the higher SPF's break down fairly quickly, leaving you with only a few minutes of actually higher protection. My doctor has told me essentially the same thing - SPF 30 is more than adequate.



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    You're a towel!

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    Make sure you reapply. And don't forget to bring a towel.


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    Re: Sunscreen Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUcy08 View Post
    This. My surgeon who cut out my skin cancer said SPF 35 blocks 97% of harmful rays, and that paying more for anything over 35 isn't worth it because 35 does plenty.
    I don't shop sunscreen. Is there a huge difference in price? I always hear people say stuff like this and assume anything over SPF 15 must be the price of gold.



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