Do you remember to use sunscreen/sunblock?

@Gumball (793)
United States
June 12, 2007 6:24pm CST
I admit it, I constantly forget to put on sunscreen. I know I should, especially since I'm a fair-skinned blonde. But when I do remember, I use either a #45 or a #50. What number do you use when you put your sunscreen on?
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@FSCAries (881)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I seldom use sun screen, unless I know I am going to be out in the sun all day like at the beach or pool. However, my dermatologist said that there is actually no proof that any over SPF 30 actually blocks more sun then the 30 SPF.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
I've heard that too.. But can't help but buying the 50! lol
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@mummymo (23709)
13 Jun 07
I am very fair skinned and I burned every year of my life, sometimes quite badly, as a result I have had to have several 'suspiscious' growths removed and luckily all were benign! I do forget to put lotion on sometimes but only if I am out for a little while! I don't need to wear it too often ( it isn't usually that hot in Scotland) but when I do I usually wear factor 30 -50! My kids are not so fair skinned but I still make them wear factor 50 most of the time! xxx
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• United States
13 Jun 07
I've actually heard and read where anything above 30SPF is pretty much worthless and doesn't truly work any stronger than 30SPF. I'm not sure if it's true or not. I am pretty good about remembering to put on the sunscreen. I used to tan quite easily but now with my medications from the cancer, etc. I have found that I burn so quickly. I also witnessed a friends mother die from skin cancer and it was the most horrible thing I've ever seen. I'm a fanatic about being cautious not to burn now. I generally will put on 30 SPF but sometimes will purchase the 45, even though I've been told that it's no different.
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
13 Jun 07
Im like you fair and blonde, and I am always forgetting to put it on. I make sure that I constantly putting it on the kids though.
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• Hong Kong
13 Jun 07
I remember to use sunscreen everyday and even in cloudy days or winter because it's better safe than sorry. I work indoor most of the time and therefore I use a lower sunscreen like SPF 30 & PA ++ on my face and SPF 25 & PA++ on my exposed body parts like arms, neck etc. If I go out to do outdoor activities, I would definitely use a SPF 50 & PA +++ product. I think it's really important to remember to wear that because the UVA causes aging in skin. Since I don't want to feel sorry and spend a lot of money on anti-aging products when I get older, it's better to wear sunblock everyday.
• United States
13 Jun 07
I must admit it. I hate wearing sunblock. What I hate about it is that it is so sticky. The sun is hot and the humidity is sticky enough. Add sunblock and that makes it worse. However, I recently bought some sunblock for when I go out with my skin exposed. I have not idea what what number it is offhand, but it is a good one.
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@Galena (9124)
13 Jun 07
50+ and I cover up. and I use a large hat or a parasol. it takes effort to be this pallid.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
I'm very fair skinned also, and usually only forget one time at the start of summer to forget our sunblock. 1 hour out in a swimsuit and we're both roasted to a crisp. I normally use 50 SPF that is waterproof, and re-apply every hour. And put it on 30 minutes before we even head out the door. Might be overkill, but at least we don't get a sunburn!
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
I'm the type of fair skin who burns a little when it is too hot but usually just gradually tans. I have, or used to have brown hair with auburn undertones and blue eyes with brown, green, and gray undertones) I used to use an SF15, but found that little burn I got turned into a tan anyway. When I lived in Vancouver,B.C. I used an SF4. I read that sunblock is actually bad for you so do not use it. I stopped using sunscreen because it stopped me tanning, except when we go for a drive a long distance, I might put some on my nose as it gets kind of red and I look like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.