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Old 11-06-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I was wondering which products might be best for people who get sun exposure, but don't burn.
Obviously the skin dries out a little in the sun.

There are so many different kinds of lotions it's confusing.
Most kinds of lotions only advertise one of the following:

-aloe
-cocoa butter
-coconut oil
-vitamin a & e
-cucumber
-other random fruits

I understand eating foods rich in vitamins is a good idea
and that many generic moisturizers also have vitamin e added,
so it seems to make sense that vitamins in lotions would also be a good idea.

Aloe.
Seems to be mostly good at burns since they claim it to be "soothing", though it's also supposed to be good at moisturizing.
But if your skin doesn't need soothing...

I suspect that longish exposures to UV (without burning) may rob skin of things skin need,
but I don't know what exactly happens, what it could benefit from,
and what is just good marketing or a nice smell rather than beneficial.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Maybe this should be in the "Health and Wellness" forum.

Can it be moved?
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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You'll get a ton of responses along the lines of "tans aren't good for you" - not sure what you are asking anyway....if you are going along getting sun, no caring about SPF, etc. - just get ANY good moisturizer.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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You'll get a ton of responses along the lines of "tans aren't good for you" - not sure what you are asking anyway....if you are going along getting sun, no caring about SPF, etc. - just get ANY good moisturizer.
Some experts belive "some" unprotected exposure is beneficial.
Like alcohol in moderation can be beneficial.
You need UVB to make vitamin D synthesis, and sunscreen blocks more UVB than UVA.
But for a white person stay outside all day unprotected if they hear they can get vitamin D from sun
is like telling them red wine is good for their heart, so they drink 2-3 bottles of it.

So, I prefer to have timed "short" (enough? ) exposures to sunlight while unprotected.
I will not lay in the sun all day without sunscreen.
I would even dislike spending an hour at any UV level, facing one direction & unprotected.

But yeah, I figured a few people on this forum might be into tanning, whether indoors or outdoors, skin care would be similar.
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