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Old August 9th 18, 01:05 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
bob prohaska
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Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.

bob prohaska

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Old August 9th 18, 02:44 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B. Slocomb
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On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:05:16 -0000 (UTC), bob prohaska
wrote:

Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.

bob prohaska


I've used Nivea Sun for years which is a SPF 50 PS++ sun protection
cream with some moisturizing capability.

It is just a basic sun protection without all the fancy packaging and
special ingredients that other brands seem to have, and cheaper too
:-)

It is marked "Non-sticky and Water Resistant" and although it does
seem sort of greasy when applied I've never had it "crud up clothes"
and it certainly washes off when I take my after ride shower.

Note: I think the price may vary depending upon where you buy it as I
see a 200 ml. bottle for sale on Amazon for $21.20 (shipped from
England) and I certainly do not pay any such price here in Bangkok.



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Old August 9th 18, 04:15 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Sir Ridesalot
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On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:05:19 PM UTC-4, bob prohaska wrote:
Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.

bob prohaska


I use Banana Boat UVA & UVB SPF 30 on my legs but wear UVA & UVB protection bicycling sleeves on my arms these days. I find the sleeves surprisingly cool on hot humid days.

Cheers
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Old August 9th 18, 05:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
news18
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On 09/08/18 10:05, bob prohaska wrote:
Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.

No recommendation to brand, but do you really need to wear so much of it.
Here in Australia, max I ever applied was nose, tips of ears and in
summer; behind the knees. If you're riding regularly into spring, your
skin just tans slightly over time with out the burn of a rare sunny day.

The only person I met for who this wasn't sufficent was albine(not PC),
wh wore long cottons for 3 seasons ans stayed indoor for Summer.
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Old August 9th 18, 07:43 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B. Slocomb
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On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 14:13:07 +1000, news18 wrote:

On 09/08/18 10:05, bob prohaska wrote:
Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.

No recommendation to brand, but do you really need to wear so much of it.
Here in Australia, max I ever applied was nose, tips of ears and in
summer; behind the knees. If you're riding regularly into spring, your
skin just tans slightly over time with out the burn of a rare sunny day.

The only person I met for who this wasn't sufficent was albine(not PC),
wh wore long cottons for 3 seasons ans stayed indoor for Summer.



I suspect it depends largely on what part of Australia you are living
in and what you have been doing. I have a good friend from W.A. who
has lived a largely outdoor life either sheep station, mining
business, etc. and his level of skin damage is fairly extensive over
forearms, ears, neck, etc.
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Old August 9th 18, 08:37 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:13:10 AM UTC+2, news18 wrote:
On 09/08/18 10:05, bob prohaska wrote:
Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.

No recommendation to brand, but do you really need to wear so much of it.
Here in Australia, max I ever applied was nose, tips of ears and in
summer; behind the knees. If you're riding regularly into spring, your
skin just tans slightly over time with out the burn of a rare sunny day.

The only person I met for who this wasn't sufficent was albine(not PC),
wh wore long cottons for 3 seasons ans stayed indoor for Summer.


It is not only about preventing a sun burn but also to prevent skin cancer.

Lou
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Old August 9th 18, 10:53 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:05:16 -0000 (UTC), bob prohaska
wrote:

Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.

bob prohaska


I've used Nivea Sun for years which is a SPF 50 PS++ sun protection
cream with some moisturizing capability.

It is just a basic sun protection without all the fancy packaging and
special ingredients that other brands seem to have, and cheaper too
:-)

It is marked "Non-sticky and Water Resistant" and although it does
seem sort of greasy when applied I've never had it "crud up clothes"
and it certainly washes off when I take my after ride shower.

Note: I think the price may vary depending upon where you buy it as I
see a 200 ml. bottle for sale on Amazon for $21.20 (shipped from
England) and I certainly do not pay any such price here in Bangkok.


The Thailand market's ingredients:
Aqua, Homosalate, Octocrylene, Alcohol Denat., Butyl
Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol
Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides,
Sodium Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonate, Glycerin, Tapioca Starch, Cetearyl
Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium
Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30
Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Menthol,
Sodium Chloride, Parfum

Would I like fries with that? Yes, in fact, just the fries, Aqua, Sodium
Chloride, and Menthol. And a regular heteronormative salad, please. I'm
not allergic to everything yet, so no Octocrylene, please. Now where's my
hat and my non-tapioca starched shirt?
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Old August 9th 18, 07:14 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B. Slocomb
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On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 11:53:09 +0200, Sepp Ruf
wrote:

John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:05:16 -0000 (UTC), bob prohaska
wrote:

Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.

bob prohaska


I've used Nivea Sun for years which is a SPF 50 PS++ sun protection
cream with some moisturizing capability.

It is just a basic sun protection without all the fancy packaging and
special ingredients that other brands seem to have, and cheaper too
:-)

It is marked "Non-sticky and Water Resistant" and although it does
seem sort of greasy when applied I've never had it "crud up clothes"
and it certainly washes off when I take my after ride shower.

Note: I think the price may vary depending upon where you buy it as I
see a 200 ml. bottle for sale on Amazon for $21.20 (shipped from
England) and I certainly do not pay any such price here in Bangkok.


The Thailand market's ingredients:
Aqua, Homosalate, Octocrylene, Alcohol Denat., Butyl
Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol
Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides,
Sodium Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonate, Glycerin, Tapioca Starch, Cetearyl
Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium
Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30
Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Menthol,
Sodium Chloride, Parfum

Would I like fries with that? Yes, in fact, just the fries, Aqua, Sodium
Chloride, and Menthol. And a regulelar heteronormative salad, please. I'm
not allergic to everything yet, so no Octocryne, please. Now where's my
hat and my non-tapioca starched shirt?


Well, you could try "mud", i.e., dirt and water. Cheap, easily
obtained, and not very effective :-)

By the way, the "Octocryne" you mention is described as "Octocrylene
is an organic compound used as an ingredient in sunscreens and
cosmetics. The extended conjugation of the acrylate portion of the
molecule absorbs UVB and short-wave UVA (ultraviolet) rays with
wavelengths from 280 to 320 nm,[1] protecting the skin from direct DNA
damage. The ethylhexanol portion is a fatty alcohol, adding emollient
and oil-like (water resistant) properties."

So a "Sun Cream" without Octocryne would have no UVB or IVA
protection. Would you still market it as "Sun Cream"?
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Old August 9th 18, 08:31 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B. Slocomb
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On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 15:05:21 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 8/9/2018 3:37 AM, wrote:
On Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:13:10 AM UTC+2, news18 wrote:
On 09/08/18 10:05, bob prohaska wrote:
Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?
I've been using a stock of TopCare SPF30, but it's running out and I
don't particularly like the odor and texture of the stuff.

Something non-greasy, so it won't crud up clothes, and easily washed
off after a ride would be desirable. It only needs to last a couple hours.

Thanks for reading, and any ideas.
No recommendation to brand, but do you really need to wear so much of it.
Here in Australia, max I ever applied was nose, tips of ears and in
summer; behind the knees. If you're riding regularly into spring, your
skin just tans slightly over time with out the burn of a rare sunny day.

The only person I met for who this wasn't sufficent was albine(not PC),
wh wore long cottons for 3 seasons ans stayed indoor for Summer.


It is not only about preventing a sun burn but also to prevent skin cancer.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKCN10F2ID


That article seems to be more of an explanation as to why statistical
evidence of the effectiveness of sun creams doesn't exist. In part:

"Reuters Health) - There isn't much evidence to conclusively prove
that daily sunscreen use can prevent most skin cancers, a research
review concludes.

But that doesn't mean we shouldn't use sunscreen, doctors say. It just
means it's unethical to do experiments testing the effectiveness of
sunscreen by randomly assigning some people to use it and others to
skip it.

 




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