Sunscreen and You

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Sunscreen and You

GONE! GONE!
Summer will be here soon and I'm curious about other people's use of it. I am very pale and sensitive so I wear it year-round but what about you?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I wear it most of the time
14
I wear it sometimes
11
I hardly ever wear it, maybe at the beach
15
I never wear it
8
If I don't wear it, I tan
1
If I don't wear it, I get sunburnt
8
*takes nap in sunny area*
1
Total votes: 58 (47 voters)
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04/18/2012
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I have not worn any for a long time, I spend so much time outside that I probably should but I almost never burn so I don't really think about it.
04/18/2012
CindyH CindyH
never wore it but going to have to start cause got skin cancer from sun and taning beds
04/18/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't typically go out much during the day because of my job. If I'm going to be out in the sun for more than 30 minutes, I will put some on.
04/18/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by GONE!
Summer will be here soon and I'm curious about other people's use of it. I am very pale and sensitive so I wear it year-round but what about you?
I'm super pale and burn, but I often don't use sunscreen due to the inconvenience and residue.
04/18/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I'm super pale and definitely burn, so if I'm going to be out in the sun for any sort of extended period of time I almost always were some sunscreen on my face/neck, and then generally wear longer sleeved shirts/pants, or sunscreen when I'm not.

When I burn it's just uncomfortable and then it peels, no tan, nothing, so there's no point vanity or otherwise to not wearing some kind of sun protection.
04/18/2012
Ansley Ansley
I've heard the rumor mill about sunscreen aiding and abetting melanoma's nasty little tricks so I try not to use it. I also try to avoid the sun, so no harm no foul. Though the sun would help my psoriasis, the melanoma concerns far outweigh those benefits.
04/18/2012
funluvinmama funluvinmama
If I know I am going to be on or near water, I make sure I put some on.
04/18/2012
underHim underHim
I try and remember to wear it any time I will be outside for any extended period of time. Since having our son I have gotten better because I really try hard to remember to put it on him, so he helps me remember.
04/18/2012
joja joja
My skin is not that prone to burning, but there has been a lot of skin cancer in my family, so you bet I wear it.
04/18/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I don't wear sunscreen. I'll get red the first time, but after that I tan so it's all good.
04/18/2012
JG24FanUK JG24FanUK
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
Summer will be here soon and I'm curious about other people's use of it. I am very pale and sensitive so I wear it year-round but what about you?
I usually only wear sunscreen if I'm going to the beach. However, I should wear it all the time because I like my skin and do not want melanoma.
04/18/2012
Kitka Kitka
I do nothing but burn and skin cancer runs in my family so I make sure to use it most of the time.
04/18/2012
Various Various
I don't really stay out in the sun long enough to even get a tiny tan so I don't bother.
04/18/2012
Calla Calla
I wear a moisturizer with sunscreen on my face every day to prevent aging and skin cancer. I'm not as good about wearing sunscreen on my body though. I usually only apply it on days when I know I'm spending time outside. I'm trying to get better about that though, especially because my mom had skin cancer a few years ago.
04/18/2012
DustBunny DustBunny
I wear sunscreen any time I go outside. I'm a red head, so I'm already prone to burning. I'm currently dealing with skin cancer, so even with all my effort, the few times I've burned has been enough.

Something I think doctors should be better about warning women of is that taking an oral contraceptive can make you more prone to sun burn. I went back on the pill and spent about 30 minutes outside on a cloudy day while packing our moving truck. I woke up the next day with sun poisoning. Now I am sun sensitive, but never that bad. I was so sick and really ticked that I was never warned my pill could have that effect. I didn't even know till I called my normal doctor and asked about a pain killer for it that wouldn't mess with my already upset stomach. She explained that like with pregnant women, the change in hormones can also lead to sun sensitivity in some.
04/18/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by GONE!
Summer will be here soon and I'm curious about other people's use of it. I am very pale and sensitive so I wear it year-round but what about you?
Our daughter, the plastic surgeon, would NOT be happy seeing us tanned and brown. I can assure you of that. She rails about how "preventable" skin cancer is.
04/18/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Kitka
I do nothing but burn and skin cancer runs in my family so I make sure to use it most of the time.
EXCELLENT. Wise move.
04/18/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Calla
I wear a moisturizer with sunscreen on my face every day to prevent aging and skin cancer. I'm not as good about wearing sunscreen on my body though. I usually only apply it on days when I know I'm spending time outside. I'm trying to get ...
Great idea.
04/18/2012
Antipova Antipova
I never wear it, I hate how it makes my skin feel and smell. If I'm going to be outside for a stretch of longer than a few hours I'll wear a hat and a long sleeved shirt instead. I'm pale, but luckily I don't burn easily.
04/18/2012
roskat roskat
I'm very pale and burn in an instant so sunscreen is a must!
04/18/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
I try to stay inside where I don't need sunscreen, but if I go out for any extended period of time, I usually do put some on, as otherwise, I will burn.
04/18/2012
Do emu Do emu
I'm pale but I also live in Oregon where you hardly see the sun. Plus I'm inside most of the time since the weather is so yucky, so I rarely wear it unless I know I'm going to be out for a long time and it's sunny.
04/18/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Luckily I have a fairly dark skin tone, so I don't usually wear it and I spend as much time in the outdoors as I can. I usually put it on for a week or so in the beginning of the summer if I'm at the pool, etc., but other than that, don't wear it. And yes, I'll probably regret it when I get older
04/18/2012
CoffeeCup CoffeeCup
I am very pale and there has been a lot of skin cancer in my family. So, I'm OCD about sunscreen.
04/18/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I rarely wear it - but should. Hopefully this summer I'll do better!
04/19/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I have dark skin. So I don't wear it much. Plus I'm not outside a lot during the summer.
04/19/2012
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I wear it religiously in the summer. I'm very fair and burn easily.
04/19/2012
Destri Destri
I live in the skin cancer center of the universe, so going around without sunscreen is like playing russian roulette. Plus, I don't need any more wrinkles than I already have, so yeah, I wear it a lot.
04/19/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I have moisturizer with SPF, but I rarely wear sunscreen. That's why being out yesterday got my shoulders burnt...
04/19/2012
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