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Sunscreen in Vegas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Backagain1, Jul 6, 2014.

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  1. Backagain1

    Backagain1 High-Roller

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    Do you wear sunscreen when walking the Strip?
     
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    Hell no!
    If the alcohol & gambling don't kill me, the sun doesn't have a chance.
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    If I didn't this time of year, my trip would be very painful.
     
  4. scohitch

    scohitch Low-Roller

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    I don't...we're not outside enough. I don't go to Vegas for the pool, I go to gamble, baby! The only time I wore sunscreen was May 2006 when out golfing before my Venetian wedding. Three courses in three days in the hottest, most humid May they had in 100 years made it necessary.
     
  5. dfalk

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    I have never worn it, I also don't go to the pool though.
     
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    Nope. I only use it when going to the pool.
     
  7. Kickin

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    I put it on every day.
     
  8. slimmy28

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    I almost always put it on, even if my day looks like it will be mostly inside. I'd rather be safe than sorry. With the continuous spray sunscreen options,, it takes just a few seconds really.
     
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    I would buy Coppertone spray for walking The Strip. It is not heavy.
     
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    I put it on every morning as part of my routine, and that doesn't vary just cause I'm in Vegas.
     
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    Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch 365 days of the year.

    If there was ever a reason for sunscreen - Vegas in the summer is it.
     
  12. DonnyC

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    I wear it at the pool as my chest, stomach and back don't her much sun.

    Blonde hair, blue eyes = BURN!!

    I like tot go to the pool so use or there.

    On the strip I work one farmer tan!!
     
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    We used to, but realistically when walking The Strip we pop in to pretty much every place so we aren't out in the sun for any long periods of time.

    And I think for people that do use sunscreen most use it "wrong" where they'll apply it once at like 10 or 11AM when heading out and then thats it... all sunscreens will say that you should be reapplying every 2-3 hours and in a place like Las Vegas it should be about once an hour.
     
  14. Backagain1

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    Thanks everyone. I think someone mentioned doing it daily regardless if they are in Vegas, my dermatologist said that and I think now is the time to listen to her.
    I also agree with the mention that people do not know how to apply it, or apply it incorrectly. Dermatologist said to apply it in the morning under makeup, but I wonder how long that would protect in reality.
     
  15. LolaDoggie

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    I'm actually allergic. I've been through all the alternatives. Took a while to figure it out too. Dermatologist and allergy specialist confirmed it. So, I have to do it the old fashioned way by covering up, being careful etc. Weirdly, I don't burn in Vegas. I burn like crazy at home (Great Lakes Basin, dirty air, humidity, allergens etc). I buy the easiest to apply sunscreen for my husband, any of the children's waterproof sprays for home and a travel size for away. Not that he uses it much, he mostly covers up like I do.

    One thing I do know about sunscreen. Throw it out after a year if you're not using it up. Especially if it's been riding around in the car, sitting in the cabinet in the bathroom by the shower getting steamed and whatever. Some sources say 3 years, some say 2 years, others say 1 year. I figure I want it to be effective the times my husband needs it and it's cheap enough, so I just toss it after a year. I buy it when it goes on sale anyway.

    If you're going to experiment with sunscreens under makeup, I would suggest buying from a place with a good return policy and keep your receipt. You can return or exchange if it doesn't work out for you. I'd go somewhere with a good beauty dept where the staff know what they're talking about. Good luck with it.
     
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    Yes. Vegas, Banff, Mammoth, Hawaii, Cancun, doesn't matter. I also switched to sunblock from sunscreen quite a few years back. Stop it, don't try to chemically neutralize it.
     
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    Whats the difference between the 2?
     
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    I'm no scientist or doctor, but I did an article on this a ways back.

    The bottom line is sunscreens use various chemicals to neutralize/absorb ultraviolet radiation before it can damage skin and sunblock uses titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to keep it from reaching the skin. Both work but after decades of sun-intensive outdoor activities and speaking to various folks, I opt for keeping it out in the first place. Sunblock generally is recommended for people with higher risk-factors or UV sensitivity. It's also a bit greasier and doesn't always blend in. (It does come in fun colors if you're so wired.)

    I believe the standard baseline is 20 minutes of exposure, cumulative, in a day: wear something. And not just sun. Clouds don't block but a fraction of UVR. Oh, anything above SPF 50 is hokum.
     
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    Yes I always do! If I don't and I am outside for longer than 10 minutes, I get the worst sun allergy: it itches!
    I always have a little tube of sunscreen in my purse.
     
  20. DonnyC

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    Did you know that the SPF (and I'll try to get this right) doesn't equate properly to the protection level...just time protection.


    The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) scale is not linear:

    SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays

    SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays

    SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays

    If your skin would normally burn after 10 minutes in the sun, applying an SPF 15 sunscreen would allow you to stay in the sun without burning for approximately 150 minutes (a factor of 15 times longer). This is a rough estimate that depends on skin type, intensity of sunlight and amount of sunscreen used. SPF is actually a measure of protection from amount of UVB exposure and it is not meant to help you determine duration of exposure.
     
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