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Old 10-27-2010   #1
 
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what sunscreen do you use?

After putting on sunscreen, my hands are always oily / slippery. I donít always paddle with gloves so as you can imagine, that makes it a challenge to keep a grip on the paddle. Anyone try those sunscreen sticks? What works best?

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I also hate lotion on my hands. I always use the sprays, spray on don't have to touch it. The Neutrogena sport one is good.
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umm what is sunscreen?
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Any that don't have oxybenzone in them - google this- most have this stuff in them and supposedly it's not good for you.

tgood luck rubbing a sunstick on evenly - usually the result is a series of tan/white lines the width of the stick! makes for some interesting looks
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I've never had this problem. If my paddle feels slippery in my hands I rub some sand/pebbles over my hands and the paddle shaft and rinse both off.
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Bullfrog Surfer's formula-one application stays on all day, no matter how wet I get or how much I sweat. Although it is not great for multi-day trips cause you need soap and water to get it off.

Some river bottom grit rubbed around takes the lotion off my hands with no problems.
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Mike... My dad felt the the same way, until a chunk of his ear had to be removed due to skin cancer.

I use the Blue Sport Spray can. It's costly, but it's the only thing I have even found that stays on in the water and lasts all day long.

PS. Don't use it up wind of your car. It does not come off easy. And that's why it works.
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neutrogena 55spf. stays on really well if you let it soak in before heading out.
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Any that don't have oxybenzone in them - google this- most have this stuff in them and supposedly it's not good for you.
The one study that made the news not long ago talking about how sunscreen causes cancer wasn't particularly well done - animal models rather than people, way higher doses than used on humans, conclusions not entirely backed by their own data, etc. I've seen a couple mentions in journals since than that at least convincingly argue the point if not 100% refute it. That said, I try to cover with clothes rather than chemicals as my first choice anymore.
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Sun Block, Sun Screen, Sunscreen, Sun Protection, SPF, Sunblock, UV Protection I found this stuff in Hawaii. It is easily the best I have found for being in the water and if you read the info you still get SPF 20 after 6 hours in the water. I just order this stuff online now. It is really nice to put on not greasy and never bothered me Stand Up Paddling for 10 days in Maui.
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