What do you do to protect yourself from the sun?

@sender621 (14956)
United States
May 24, 2010 6:52am CST
The hot summer sun is already here in some places. We have been enjoying some nice summertime weather already where i live. The sun is so inviting, but it can also do a lot of damage to unprocted skin. What do you use to chase away the harmful rays of the sun?
9 responses
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
24 May 10
I use an umbrella with UV filters. I don't like using SPF lotions very much because it feels greasy / sticky, even the oil-free types. There's a new SPF product in the form of a spray but I haven't tried that one, it's quite expensive here.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
24 May 10
Thank you for responding. An umbrella sounds like a good ideaa. It would certainly cut back on the sun. Lotions can be bothersome. They don't always live up to their potential.
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• Philippines
24 May 10
Hi Sender, I have been to a place where temperature rises up to 55 deg Celsius,just imagine what it would do to our skin if you come out in the sun.A friend of mine who is a Skin specialist once told me,too much exposure is really bad but we cannot just stay indoor all the time,so here's the tip.Use a sunblock with SPF above 50 (use a specific sunblock cream for the face & for the body).And if going for a swim,once you came out of water,apply the sunblock cream again.hope this helps...
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
24 May 10
It can be so hard to decide what is best for our skin. The sun can be so hazardous. Thanks for responding.
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@karen1969 (1788)
24 May 10
Well, I am not a fan of the heat and I am quite fair skinned so I avoid going out in the sun as much as I can. But if I have to, I wear sunscreen (SPF 15 or 30 usually), try to stay in the shade, wear a hat, drink water and avoid going out between midday and 2pm if possible.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
24 May 10
Thank you for the quick response. Fair skinned people do seem to have a disadvantage when it comes to being in the sun. take care!
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• Indonesia
24 May 10
i will using sunblock or wearing clothes that cover the body but instead use a thin material in order to fell confortable.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
24 May 10
Plenty of sunscreen is always a good idea in the summer sun. Thanks for responding.
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• Philippines
24 May 10
summertime is very hot in my country and i always bring folded umbrella with me, thats why i also bring big bag so i can put it inside together with my other things. i normally bring umbrella whether its rainy days or summertime. i also wear sunglasses to protect my eyes.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
24 May 10
It's hard to find some shade in the sun. sometimes we just have to make our own. Thanks for contributing.
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@brylle454 (608)
• Philippines
24 May 10
There are some ways in protecting oneself from the sun. You can use sunblock or lotions that has SPF. And also, avoid the sunlight as possible or dont go out your house or the place you are in if you dont really need to go out.
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• United States
5 Jun 10
I agree. I wear lots of sun screen. I also wear hats when I can and sunglasses. The sun can be dangerous, but it's so nice you can't just avoid it. Especially in the summer when it's so hot, you want to go out to the pool or lake for a nice cooling off.
@kharlav (1673)
• Philippines
25 May 10
I live in a very hot place so all the time of the year, unless it's rainy season, I protect myself from the sun. I protect myself from the sun by: 1) using sunblock whenever I go to the beach, or has to be under the sun for a very long time 2) I use lotion with SPF for daily use. 3) I wear jacket/hoody whenever I go out/under the sun (like walking, or traveling) then take it off when in the building 4) Sometimes I also use an umbrella.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 May 10
We all have different ways to protect the sun's damaging rays. We all live in different climates as well. It's interesting to see how we do things the same and differently. Thanks for responding,
@Hatley (143116)
• Garden Grove, California
25 May 10
grrr hi sender my first attempt went somewhere and left me with a big blank screen.lol so am now trying to resurrect from memory here. I am very fair,anemic in fact,white skin, so sunburn very easily. So I wear bulldog sunblock in a 30 on my skin that is open to the sun and in hot weather most of our skin gets bared. I hate getting sunburned as the damage it does to your skin will show up in later years. I now have brown spots on my arms, they are not liver spots as that just nonsense, they come from being sunburned too often. I repeat the sunblock every few hours if we go down to NewPort beach.I am in Southern California where yuo can get sunburned on a cloudy day at the beach. Sunscreen is the only way to stay unburned and happy with no pain.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 May 10
Thank you for the response Hatley. We never know how damagaing the warmth of the sun can be. Sometimes we find this out too late to help a situation. You can never be too cautious. Everything we do for protection could be saving our lives.
@kimkim888 (145)
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
Nivea Sunblock really works...