Sun Cream.... Do You Wear it?

@rosie230 (1675)
May 22, 2010 1:50pm CST
Ok fellow mylotters... my question for you guys is this... when the weather turns the heat up, do you use sun cream? The reason I am asking is that I know a lot of people who do not use it at all... they either think that they wont get a tan if they use it, or they just dont think about it... so what about you? When you have hot weather wherever you live, are you someone who applies the suncream to protect yourself, or do you not wear it at all?
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11 responses
@djemme (78)
• United States
22 May 10
To be honest, I only put on sunscreen if I'm going to the beach or some place where I might get so much sun that I'll burn. I'm not typically out in the sun long enough to get a burn, so I don't bother. By the way, have you looked into the new research coming out regarding vitamin D deficiency? Research is showing that the increased use of sunscreen is causing vitamin D deficiency in epedemic proportions. Very interesting. The new advice is to have moderate unprotected sun exposure, the operative word here is MODERATE.
@rosie230 (1675)
22 May 10
No I did not know that... but that does seem very interesting as you say... it does make you wonder why these things were not found out before though, since sun lotions have been around for a long time
@djemme (78)
• United States
22 May 10
I think the long term use of sunscreen is what's bringing about this new epedemic. Doctors were quick to point out that sun can damage and cause cancer, yet they hadn't looked far enough down the road to see what would happen if we continued to avoid sun exposure altogether. Please understand that we're talking about moderate exposure without burning. 10-15 minutes a day is usually sufficient to get the vitamin D production you need.
@marianne87 (3526)
22 May 10
I use it when I go on holiday and will be spending a lot of time in the sun, like on the beach or walking around outdoor markets. But usually, no. It takes so long to put it on, and I don't like how greasy my hands feel afterwards, so if I won't be in the sun too much I don't bother. I ALWAYS put it on my kids when they're going out for more than 10 minutes in warm weather though! I suppose I really should use it myself to set a good example.
@rosie230 (1675)
22 May 10
You and I sound very alike... I do not wear it very often to be honest.... but I have 2 boys, and I make sure each of them are covered in it... with my eldest (he is 9) I use a factor 30, and for my youngest (he is 1 and very fair) I use factor 50 for toddlers, so like you although i dont always use it myself, I do make sure that I put it on my kids.
@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I don't really wear those..but I think all of us need to. I heard in a tv show that we need to put sun screen to protect our skin....we should use like those with spf 15 or something..sun screen or cream is very useful these days since it's summer- to protect us from uv rays..
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
24 May 10
i use it whenever i go out to protect my skin..
@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
23 May 10
To be honest I don't usually put it on. I tend to not burn very easily and I get a good base tan really quick. I will put some on the very tops of my shoulders and under my eyes where my skin is really sensitive.
@pabreen (237)
• Philippines
23 May 10
Sometimes I wear sunblock but not always, according to beauty experts, they claim that when we use umbrella to protect our skin from the sun it is only 8% safe compared to the protection that we get if we use sunblock on our skin.
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
23 May 10
When I was younger, I stayed out of the sun. I knew some people who were avid sun worshippers and even went to the salons to get tanned in the winter months. Their skin looked terrible! An otherwise beautiful 40ish woman had skin that looked like old, wrinkled leather. Her skin looked like it was 100 years old. It was gross! Now that I am older, I do often try to tan in the sun, but not without protection. A couple years back when I began walking to exercise I did not wear any sun screen on my body and noticed a leathery look and feel to my skin, even in the late winter! I did not think an hour or so a day would harm me, but I was wrong. Now I am stocked up on the sun screen and wear it whenever I go into the sun. Wearing sun screen is very important; without it, the rays from the sun can harm your skin and can cause skin cancer. Please tell your friends to wear the sun screen; it is better to put it on than to deal with skin cancer later in life, or an elderly looking face and body when you are in the prime of your life.
• United States
23 May 10
Actually i do becasue i dont want to get sunburned a lot at the beach or when i am taking a walk on a hot day. Don't you think you schould wear it?
• Philippines
23 May 10
hi Rosie230. this is interesting. i personally do not really support too much sunscreen when i was younger. that is because my skin still could withstand the heat of the sun. however when i grew older i learned the harmful effects of the rays of the sun. UVA and UVB. getting a tan is my least interest, though. also i've learned that too much exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles. and wrinkles do not only imply old age, it also i s a manifestation that your skin in unhealthy. now, i try to protect my skin as much as i can from the more dangerous sun. the climate is changing, and from where i am from, instead of decreasing the temperature it is hiking up. i use umbrella just to shield myself. and i use body lotion with SPF 30 and facial cream or moisturizer with SPF 30-50. going to the beach is not the only venue for us to use such products. it takes a little discipline and effort for us to protect our skin. =) happy summer and happy mylotting. =)
@jugsjugs (13045)
23 May 10
To be honest i do not stay out in the sun much as i tend to burn even with sun cream on so i do not even wear sun cream.However i do make sure that my children always wear it as i hate to think of them in pain aswell as in the future them having or getting skin cancer.There are alot of people that end up in hospital in the summer as all they do is lay out in the sun and end up burnt aswell as sun stroke.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
22 May 10
I know I should but most of the time I don't remember. Also sun creams are a bit more pricey than regular creams so if the budget is tight we don't buy any.