Sun, SPF and How Not to Get Burned

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Costa Rica

Sun, SPF and How Not to Get Burned Reviews

ezwriter ezwriter
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Sun, Snorkeling, SPF and How NOT to Get Burned Oct 24, 2009
*IMPORTANT TIP: if you have never been to Costa Rica, it is hard to explain how powerful the sun is. i was extremely cautious and OVERAPPLIED suncreen (SPF85 - no kidding) and STILL came home with a tan... that is, all tan with the exception of my "backside". that came home with a terrible burn - - why you ask? how did that special area get burnt while the rest of me did not? i underestimated - - dramatically - - the exposure the lower half of my body would have to the sun while snorkeling. DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE! Apply a high SPF sunscreen to BOTH sides of your body, paying special attention to your backside. Reapply during lunch! SAVE YOURSELF! :)
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ezwriter says:
Hi Sylvia - - Nutregena has an SPF 85 that is wonderful and that is what I used on MOST of me. It is called UltraSheer and it goes on nice and dry. Nothing worse than getting sunscreen in your eyes when you reapply at the beach - - which you should DEFINETLY do! Here is a link to the product on drugstore.com.

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=184133&catid=137152&trx=PLST-0-CAT&trxp1=137152&trxp2=184133&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-CAT&cmbProdBrandFilter=7519
Posted on: Oct 30, 2009
sylviandavid says:
Yikes.... good advice... We are in far northern california and undoubtly would under apply. I'll have to look for your spf85: I found 55 and need to search again. Thanks for this review.... sylvia
Posted on: Oct 30, 2009
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