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    If you use the sprays (as well as the greater proportion of available sunscreen varieties) please wash it off prior to entering water near reef areas. The active sunscreen agent has been found to a negative impact on oceanic animals.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    in aruba, i spray it mostly onto my hands and then rub in.
    if one hold the can close enough the wind scattering of the sunblock is minimal.

    here at home, we tyically do not have aruba's winds so the spray works fine.

    we have a gentleman here, that plays pool volleyball every day it is offered.
    every day i watch him apply no ad white liquid sunblock to a spatula and he then is able to reach most parts of his back and spread it around.
    if i were not skeeved out by this guy, i would offer to put some on his back for him.
    That’s an interesting use of a spatula!

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    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__ View Post
    If you use the sprays (as well as the greater proportion of available sunscreen varieties) please wash it off prior to entering water near reef areas. The active sunscreen agent has been found to a negative impact on oceanic animals.
    I knew there was a reason we rarely go to the beach: we're saving the environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    What's that about 18 bucks? Great deal!

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    Just returned from my dermatologist visit and caught a image on desplay waiting for my doc.

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    It’s less about SPF and more about blocking effect of both UVA and UVB. Combinations of titanium and zinc is optimal



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    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__ View Post
    Just returned from my dermatologist visit and caught a image on desplay waiting for my doc.

    Sunscreens-27df527a-5c43-48d9-a5ac-0237b873187a-jpg

    It’s less about SPF and more about blocking effect of both UVA and UVB. Combinations of titanium and zinc is optimal
    Steve... I couldn't read there attachment but found this on the web... Is it there same thing?

    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...61jfzk1z4tTbM:

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    When I was a young beach boy, we all wore zinc-oxide on our noses. We looked cool with our Wayfarers and silver noses

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    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    Steve... I couldn't read there attachment but found this on the web... Is it there same thing?
    yes, that looks like the chart



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    this fat old lifeguard, still wears the white goop covered nose, ears and lips on some days. (hard to find plain old zinc oxide, so desitin diaper rash ointment works well too )


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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    When I was a young beach boy, we all wore zinc-oxide on our noses. We looked cool with our Wayfarers and silver noses

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