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Old 04-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #1471
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?

I like the spray brand for the ease, but I do worry it is not as effective as the lotion. My dh is Hawaiian, and DD has a good bit of tan year round, but I'm ghostly, so I always wear 50!
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?


I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
Both of my children are extremely fair skinned, so I use the lotion before getting them dressed in the morning, and then re-apply with the spray during the day. The highest SPF we can find!
I'll be looking for cute hats for my son, he's still lacking a bit in the hair department and will need something to cover his head. My daughter will be protected by her tiara, right?
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #1473
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?


I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
The whole family uses water babies pure and simple lotion. Most sprays have yucky chemicals that can be worse for you than a sunburn. Plus I don't like all that stuff blowing around and getting in your lungs.
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I'm not as stressed for this trip since it's just dh and I, but we'll still use the spray kind, at least 40 or higher SPF. No favorite brand really, whatever's cheapest will do for me! I'm not too worried though as the trip will be at the end of summer, and I always get really tanned since I spend so much time outside and in the garden so I'll already have a good tan going so I shouldn't burn as easily.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #1475
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?


I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
We bought Banana Boat sunscreen with an SPF of 100 for last August's trip at our local Walmart. I will be looking for something similar for this year's getaway. We are three pasty-skinned Canadians who need all the help we can get .
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?
I burn easily due to my medication, besides the fact that I'm very fair. I've already burned 2 days this spring - it's only been sunny 2 days in southeastern PA so far this spring. My SPF is now with me everywhere I go from now until October....I use any # SPF, because as long as I reapply, I won't get burned. Reapplication is the key!!!

I have a face lotion and I use a spray on the rest. Neutrogena is best for my sensitive skin - I've already stocked up at Costco.
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?

I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
My bf and I are both very pale and burn super easily! We also both have a fair amount of tattoos. We went in June last year and brought 100 SPF lotion to put directly on our tattoos and I think 50 SPF spray and were constantly reapplying. Neither of us burned at all (I don't even think I got a tan!)!
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Man, I just got an email from Touring Plans saying they updated the crowd levels and best/worst parks during our stay and now I'm stressed! I can't change dining reservations around anyways, and I also look at Easy WDW's calendars but it still stresses me when we're hitting a couple of the worst parks (as rated by TP) on a couple of our days. I wonder why they updated their site? Maybe because of the discount that was just released? Final park hours don't get released until a month before or something correct? So it shouldn't be that.
Don't stress!!!

Last year we made several ADR's at the 180 mark, then of course best/worst parks all changed as crowd levels were updated. I felt like I was always checking and trying to rearrange my schedule and second guessing which park to go to.

Well for the most part, we ended up spending the day at worst parks because of our ADR's, but we ended up having an amazing time anyways!
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We bought Banana Boat sunscreen with an SPF of 100 for last August's trip at our local Walmart. I will be looking for something similar for this year's getaway. We are three pasty-skinned Canadians who need all the help we can get .
Wow...I didn't even realize they made SPF of 100. I usually buy Banana Boat 60. I am going to grab me some tubes of 100 (for my pasty family)!
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?

I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
I have pale Paddy skin as I call it so sunscreen is a must! I normally get around 50. I'm paranoid. My kids & husband don't have the same issue. We normally use the spray on kind.

Do you put the extra sunscreen on the tattoos so they don't fade? Trying to find reasons that might motivate my husband to wear some! His precious tattoos might do it!
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?


I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
I am a huge fan of my spray on stuff lol. I know it goes on evenly and drys nice and quick. I even found one that the lid locks so I can pack an open one and not have to waste any or worry about it exploding in my bags I also tend to lean toward a higher spf. I am pasty and that's good, I will never be tan and that's not bad, there's no one i'd rather be than me, lol thank you Wreck it Ralph!
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Do you put the extra sunscreen on the tattoos so they don't fade? Trying to find reasons that might motivate my husband to wear some! His previous tattoos might do it!
Yup! Sun is one of the worst things for tattoos! We're very careful to make sure that they are as protected as possible.
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?

I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
While I am a fan of the convenience of the spray, the chemicals in them have me using lotions. Just one word of warning I learned the hard way lol...make sure you do your initial spray inside, or rub it in completely. Outdoors the wind will carry the spray and you will have some strange streaks of burnt skin mixed in with your pasty white skin

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Yup! Sun is one of the worst things for tattoos! We're very careful to make sure that they are as protected as possible.
Good to know! I only have one and always wear sunscreen so I never thought about it, but I'm going to try to bribe him into wearing sunscreen with this info! He has a lot and is always getting new ones so he should protect those investments!
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So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?


I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
I like the spray kind. I try to get the highest we can so the kids don't get crispy.
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