Do yo use sun screen protection when you are in front of the sun on summer?

on the beach! the water was fantastic - on the beach!
@alilin28 (1530)
Uruguay
February 4, 2010 3:06pm CST
here, is summer, thanks god! most of the girls in my country likes to go to the beach or swimming pool because we loves sun! lol! but its true! but sometimes the love we feel to the sun cause in us forget the cares we have to do to protect our skin! do you use sun screen protection to protect you skin? which brand do you use or like more? i love to use hawaiian tropic, specially dark tanning and carrot tanning gel line. of course, the factor i use its not much high, lol! how about you? thanks to respond! have a nice day
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@alinka (184)
• Greece
4 Feb 10
My secret is olive oil.Natural olive oil. Because i have a sensitive white skin i allways had this dilemma of picking a sun protection lotion and for the little times i've tried i ended up lookind like a tomato. My familly doctor recommanded me to use olive oil before exposure your skin on the sun.You can get that bronze tone slowly,step by step without damaging your skin.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
4 Feb 10
wait a second.. do you use olive oil like the oil we use on salads? can u get bronzed skin ussing olive oil¡? wooow! its amazing! i use dark tanning lotion or carrot gel, but i have never imaginated thiis! lol,, please, tell me more!
@alinka (184)
• Greece
4 Feb 10
Yes,the one that we use in salads.i observe that my skin doesn't feel that tight when i get back home from the beach. It gives my skin a brownish bronze(which is very difficult for me that a have a white skin). Maybe you should try it.Im using it on a lotion bottle so i wont need to bring the bottle of oil...lol. Im in Greece right know and almost all the sunscreen lotion have as a basic ingredient...olive oil.....Im using it simpla as it is.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
4 Feb 10
oh my god! i must try this! of course, putting the liquid in other bottle,, im imagging me going to the beach with the bottle of the oil and left up the my bag! lol! thanks to the advice! when i ´ ll tried it, i must tell you! thanks!
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
Depends on how long I'm out in it. If it's more than a few minutes, then yes. Especially if I am fortunate enough to be snorkeling in Hawaii, because I can go for hours, completely lose track of time, and the sun would not be kind to me!
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
4 Feb 10
do you practise snorkel under water? its amazing! do you live in Hawaii?
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
I wish I lived in Hawaii. No, I've been there on vacation a few times and I love to snorkel. You don't really snorkel under water, but on top of the water...
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
4 Feb 10
i wish the same! lol! thanks to respond,, have a nice day!
@lowloy (316)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I am supposed to wear sun protection when ever I go outside even on cloudy days. I do have very sensitive skin. Blue lizard is my favorite brand, because of the zinc. My doctor asked if I had any relatives from Ireland or Scottland; yes I do. This is part of the reason I need to wear it, besides having red hair, greeneyes, and very light skin.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
4 Feb 10
of course, u must take care with your skin,, which factor do you use?
@lowloy (316)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I am not suppose to use any below 30spf. I wear long sleves in the summer with a wide brim hat and sun-glasses. Many people have a stare on their faces when I walk by them with my clothes that don't look summery, but I think I would stare at them if they had none on!
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
4 Feb 10
doesnt matter the thought of the people around u! you take care with your skin, thats the point!
@meldred (94)
5 Feb 10
yap especially when we go to beach & swimming pool ..it's for my skin protection against heat
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
yeah, for outdoor it is really a need to avoid skin getting harm with the harsh radiation of the sun it s totally damaging to those with sensitive skin.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
6 Feb 10
i totaly agree with you, but i dot use a high protection, its more like i use low protection, with tanning lotion or carrot gel.. exept in my face, i put 15 spf or more.. havea nice day!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I haven't used sun screen for quite some time now. The reason for that is that I find that I burn just as badly (if not worse) when I use sunscreen than when I don't. I will typically get one pretty bad sunburn per year and after that I will just get darker and darker. For my children I will use sunscreen on my son because he is fair skinned with fair hair and eyes while I won't with my daughter because she is dark skinned just like her Native American ancestors (my husband is 1/4 Cherokee Indian).
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
8 Feb 10
thanks to respond, and have a nice day
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
5 Feb 10
There is no sea in my place so I never go to any beach for sun bath. But I use melascreen sun screen lotion, whenever I go out in sun or summer. That will take care of my skin against sun rays.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
12 Feb 10
thanks to share your opinion here! have a nice day
• India
5 Feb 10
Hey girl, summer is coming soon and i protect my skin by the sun screen at that time because it is necessary for me. I like to use the Lakme 15 spf cream. It is better then other cream. Try to use it. Hav a great day.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
6 Feb 10
i didnt know this brand? its like a medical screen protection? i have never heard this..
• South Africa
5 Feb 10
I stay in South Africa the sun always shine here and it is hot,hot,hot. I must atmit that i do not use sunscreen. When i was younger i use to take cooking oil and use that to sunbath, it gave me a nice bronze brown tan. Now that i am older i do realize that one need to put sunscreen on but still i do not use it. Bad habit i believe.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
12 Feb 10
thanks to share your experience life here! have a nice day
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
5 Feb 10
I don't like to use the lotion, though it protects our skin, with the reason that it comforting me and gives me a couple of zit sometimes. I usually get a little darker a whole year just for one summer swimming. Anyway though it's the sun of summer but for the 24hours a day, how many hours that we are really under the sun?
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
12 Feb 10
thanks to respond and share your experience with us! have a nice day!
• Singapore
4 Feb 10
Hi Alilin28. I am from Singapore and here we do not have the 4 seasons. It is always like summer as it is hot almost every day, well occasionally rain but seldom. Therefore, putting on suncreen is a must for me everyday. I use normal suncreen with 20spf and without any tanning gel as I am of medium skin tone. However, I use lightening cream to make my skin slightly fairer.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
5 Feb 10
i wish live there! lol! i dont like so much the winter! speciially the cold time! lol! thanks to respond!
@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
4 Feb 10
So You people like summer. But for me it's totally different. I don't like summer because of hot weather. I can't tolerate. Before come to china i thought summer is ok. But now oh ho. It's too much. More over our lab is too far from my hostel. And the practical class at the afternoon. Sometime i really feel to cry on that situation. But i don't use any sun screen protection.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
5 Feb 10
its okay, i can understand, exist one moment when you said.. enough! i hate hot weather,, sometimes happened this.. dont worry! well friend, thanks to respond!
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I find that I almost have to. I burn easily when I step outside in the sun. Even just being outside for a couple of hours, it can lead to burning. I put some kind of protection on. Whether be safe than sorry. I remember one time when I got burned really badly outside. It was not pleasant and I could not get comfortable at all.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
9 Feb 10
thanks to respond!! have a nice day
@shan0822 (436)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I use sun screen protection everyday in the summer, althought I may forget some time! I think it is necessary, because sun on summer sometime is so big will burn our skin. Actually, back my hometown, girls used sun screen umbrella to protect their skin!
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
6 Feb 10
thanks to respond, and have a ncie day! good luck! :)
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Hi, alilin28. Yes, I do use sunscreen protection in a cream for my face. But for my body I don't really use it. I do use Cocoa Butter Lotion. But this will fade my skin darker if I stay out in the sun for long periods of time. That is only if I don't go to the beach. If I am just out walking around to the park.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
4 Feb 10
yes, i have a cream to use on winter thats make in your skin the same effect, just only to have a "color" in my skin.. which factor do you use when u are going to have a long period of time in front of the sun?
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
4 Feb 10
Oh yes. I'm far too fair-skinned not to, although I wish I was one of those people who tanned easily. I also want to take as many precautions against wrinkles as possible.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
4 Feb 10
of course, we must take protection! which factor do you usually use?
21 Jul 12
definetely yes! I use it to protect my skin. even if i want to have some color in my skin. have a nice day too
@enyniya (300)
• Bulgaria
6 Feb 10
i always use protection when i walk under the sun it is very dangerous and it may cause skin cancer or tumors even just burning from the sun beams is dangerous and at the very least hurtful
• India
5 Feb 10
i think you should use the umbrella rather than using sun scrrens and also its more fun under the shade of an umbrella in a beach and ya dont forget to have some cold drinks with you
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
I rarely used sunscreen although i use powder make which already includes in its ingredients sun protection and all i do is to avoid too much exposure to the sun during 10 in the morning up to 3 in the afternoon. Or when i go out i usually bring with me umbrella or wear sunglasses and never stay too long in the sun. My best moisturizing is water and drink a lot and so the best way for me to avoid sun exposure is to avoid it. since, i try before to use sun protection and my face swell because i am allergic with its chemicals so i eventually avoid using sun screen.
• India
5 Feb 10
Yes, I too use a sunscreen in summer and now that summer’s here on us, I’ll have to go and buy my bottle. I’m not very particular about the factors though as I don’t venture into the sun much…we have Lakme products here which are good enough for me and I’ve always used their sunscreen lotions.