Ok, so I read a thousand posts about how much of what sunscreen I should use, what time of day to put it on which body parts and how people from all different parts of the world are either impervious to the suns rays or utterly decimated by them.
The first day we put on Bullfrog waterproof spf 30 and got 0 out of 10 color. Not brown, not red, NOTHING - ok maybe our skin was paled by years of negligence and it needed a day to get ready for a tan.....
The second day again, we used the Bullfrog waterproof spf 30 since we spent all day floating. We flipped over every half hour and to my surprise, at the end of the day....1-2 out of 10 maybe
I had literally no change, Keri had a few really weird red shapes on her that didn't in any way correspond to the suit she was wearing.
Day 3 we used Hawaiian Tropic spf 8 and got maybe 3 out of 10, a base tan at best. Keri got burned but it was nearly gone the next day, which I'm attributing to the Aruba Aloe we slathered on.
Day 4 HT spf 8 again, and.......yes! some color! Maybe 5 out of 10 and Keri stayed about the same but got more red where she already was burned. Unfortunately This was basically our last beach day so we didn't return home with that much color.
Next time I am definitely going to worry less and tan more!