Friday, December 19, 2008

Sun protection

Florida is certainly the best place on earth to test sun cream, before moving to California, I must have tried all of them and quite frankly even by applying a new layer every two hours, I would end up like a lobster by the end of the day.

So here is quick note on what work and what doesn't

Bullfrog and Neutrogena are really not practical, they may work for 30 minutes but after that a hot summer in Florida will cook you.

Coppertone : Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 is not much better, but if you are by yourself, that the way to go to put sun cream on your back.

There is also this man ego thing because I barely see any guy asking their surfing body to put sun cream on their back. Am I the only who cannot reach the middle of the back???

The one that has worked wonders is Aloe Gator gel is great for the face,back,etc.. but don't use it on your stomach as it is really greasy, you are guaranteed to fall off your board. For stomach you can use the Aloe Gator for kid.

From time to time, I use Ti02 (titanium dioxide) on the nose and bellow the eyes, but it sting the eyes and skin if you put too much. Well if you don't put enough, you get burn. I guess you need to be Australian to wear this stuff:)

The final one that work really good is Vectra, but it is quite expensive compared to other brands. So I will leave that up to you. Nonetheless if you look at the long term, it is certainly worth it.

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