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    Posted: 21 May 20 at 5:53pm
This will be my first summer of sailing for about 30 years, back then I didn't worry to much about sun exposure, now I have to.

I have suitable sailing rash top and legs, the only bit of exposed skin will be my head, I'll have a hat. 

What sun cream / screen is good for water sport? I have seen something called P20 and zinc based SolRX.

Any experience would be greatly appreciated.
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P20 good, but usually just use factor 50 ambre solaire. Seems to stick pretty well and it stops burnjng really well, especially the kids stuff.

Currently burnt because I was working outside and hadn't remembered sun cream. Made me realise how good it is!
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Check out you clothing - it should be SPF 50 or so.
If not, use waterproof F 50.

As one ages, one's skin becomes more susceptible to drying and UV damage...
Use a water resistant formula and apply every few hours.

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Iím a fan of Banana Boat.  My son tells me one of the ingedients eats coral reefs, but we dont get many of those in the places I sail
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 20 at 7:19am
My understanding is that most, if not all suncreams eat coral reefs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PeterG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 20 at 8:32am
I didn't know that about coral reefs - nasty!

I always use SP50, on my nose, face and back of neck when it's sunny, having had a small tumour taken of fmy face 10 years ago. The rest mostly stays covered.

But of course, we shouldn't forget that UV seems to inactivate covid 19 - though it's best applied externally!

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Oxybenzone is widely used in various finishes that are used outdoors for UV stability, also used in plastics for same reason, it is a naturally occurring chemical taken from plants, vast majority of marine pollution not from sunscreen.
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Thank you, looks as if any good quality waterproof F50 is the way to go.
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