questionswhat level spf sun screen do you use?

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It has been sunny. I use Banana Boat Sport SPF30

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Usually 30. 50 if I'm at the pool. Yes, I'm a very pale person.

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used to be none, but now that i have a nasty scar on my neck, I use 50. Don't want it to darken up more than it already has.

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Butter - I'm basting for the zombies.

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Minimum 30 SPF if I'm not hanging out in the sun, usually 50 if I'm going to be IN the sun, but I prefer to just avoid the sun as much as possible. I'm a ginger and the sun hates me :(

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@kristiwsu: I'm half ginger and the sun hates me too!

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Ginger. Lot's o sunscreen. 50 is normal, 30 minimum.

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30 as a bare minimum but generally 50 or higher.
I'm a red head who can have a dream about being in the sun and wake up burned (well, not quite...) so I have to work hard to stay nice and white.

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I try to keep a roof between me and the sun at all times. I don't know the SPF equivalent.

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I have southern french heritage, so I tan pretty darn easily and rarely burn. So I just throw on whatever is available.

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I pretty much only use sunscreen when I am out in the sun for a long period of time. Even then it is hit or miss if I use it. When I do use it though I use spf 50, but that is usually because I am kayaking, where I will be in absolute direct sunlight at all times for a good 3-5 hours. If I'm just out working on the car for hours on end, or even swimming, I usually don't wear any.

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i prefer shade.
but - if i am in direct sun for any length of time ( a little sun on skin is a GOOD thing), i'll use a mineral sunscreen.
don't care for the chemical ones

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Skin, mostly. Despite being a redhead in the desert I don't burn easily unless I am on the water, so I usually only wear sunscreen when on vacation near the water or when I am going to an all-day outdoor event. One of the guys we travel with is fairly rich and burns easily, so he buys a new high SPF brand name sunscreen every trip. But at the end of the trip he plans to throw them out so I collect them and bring them home, and take them with me on the next trip. So whatever sunscreen I am using are his last years' hand-me-downs.

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I'm caucasian, but live in Florida so I'm pretty tan with little effort. I used to not wear sun screen at all, but one summer I spent too many consecutive days partying in the sun and developed sun spots on my shoulders. Since then I just wear whatever I can get my hands on. I buy the aerosol can from WalMart whenever I remember. Think it's 35. I re-apply if I'm in and out of the water.

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(Sigh) I'll be "that guy". Here are some answers from 10 months ago that might be beneficial to someone. And yes, I realize that there are new users.

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The higher the better. Last year I bought some SPF50, but now I've seen 100, so I'll probably be buying that soon.

My worse experience ever: Burning through the sunblock (that I applied properly and regularly) while I was in the Caribbean! Higher SPF and good brand exclusive here now. Banana Boat is my favorite :)

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Since the sunburn from lack of sunscreen and allergic reaction to sunscreen are about even, I take my chances and go without, despite my pallor.

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50, but I forget to reapply a lot and end up looking like a lobster (like I do right now).

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All you need is spf 15 and to reapply regularly. It doesn't matter how high you go if you do not reapply because it all wears off in the same time period generally. Its mostly so they make more money for selling you high spf products.