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Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by vickster, 22 Feb 2018.

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I’ve been diagnosed with a skin condition on my face which means I’ll need to be rather more diligent using a sunscreen when cycling in bright / hot days (aka actually using some)

    Any recommendation for something that won’t feel unpleasant when applied and more importantly that will stay put won’t sting my eyes when I perspire?

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  2. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Not good news for an outdoorsy person. Sorry to hear this. My oldest daughter is fair and doesn’t do well with many sunscreens and for me, they are often prohibitively expensive. So in 16 years we have found that covering up is the best and most effective option.

    For cycling I would highly recommend a visor. Just like these likeable cyclists:

    View: https://youtu.be/kQ1QcBr5Dmw
  3. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Blimey, you don't have much luck on the health front.

    Sorry I can't help on the suncream front. I tend to use P20 bought from Wilko (not sure if they have branches down your way). I couldn't really say if it runs into my eyes. I tend not to go fast enough to perspire much!
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  4. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    I use Vichy factor 50
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  5. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Trying to remember what my max fac colleges recommend.. Sun Sense?
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  6. OP

    vickster Legendary Member

    Lol. I wear a helmet and have lots of hair, don't really need anything else on my head when it's hot and sweaty
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  7. Shadow

    Shadow Über Member

    Not good news. I would recommend something without nasty chemicals in them e.g. parabens, pthalates etc. so as to not irritate your skin any further. Sadly, these formulations are likely to be expensive. One I like is Ahava. Good luck with your search. (And let us know what you find that works).

    Good to remember to use it on days like today too, not just summer months, they can be just as damaging.

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  8. woodenspoons

    woodenspoons Senior Member

    North Yorkshire
  9. I've used Bananaboat sport on my face before and out of the stuff I've used its definitely the best http://www.bananaboat.com/products/sports
  10. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Cover up. I sweat off any sun protection rapidly, so I’m a long sleeves, hat and sunglasses kinda guy on sunny days.

    Check the sun protection of the clothing too - I’ve been burned through shirts/tshirts in the past.

    And I don’t have a skin condition, I’ve just had enough of sunburn for a lifetime.
  11. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    North Yorkshire
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  12. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    +1 for covering up - a hat with a good peak / brim is worth looking for.

    I use a Garnier spf50 aimed at peeps with sensitive skin.
  13. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Me and family have had excellent results with P20, really amazing, but even this wears off after a long sweaty day in the saddle so could probably do with a top-up early afternoon during a rest stop when you have chance to cool down and allow another coat to soak in/ dry on.
    One generous application before breakfast, allowed a good half hour to soak in before riding begins, gives me full day protection on the hottest of days so I end the ride with just mild blushing of the cheeks and forearms. A second application after lunch would surely cover me for the full day?
  14. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P In between here and there

    I think they changed since I used in in 2012 me the kids and the wife couldn't get off the beach fast enough, I couldn't drive as I couldn't see all of our eye were watering and burning swelling lips had to go to a chemist and get antihistamines!

    Quite few people had the same too looked online when we got back, its not cheap either
  15. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    52 Festive Road
    Generous application being key. Most people under-apply.