View Poll Results: Do you use Sunscreen on yourself?

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  • Yes, everyday all year long

    7 14.00%
  • Yes, but only in the summer

    15 30.00%
  • Yes, but I prefer to use the lower #'s

    3 6.00%
  • Does baby oil count?

    0 0%
  • Sometimes, when I think of it.

    12 24.00%
  • If I do I only apply it once per day

    3 6.00%
  • Only if the UV is above 10

    0 0%
  • No

    6 12.00%
  • Other

    4 8.00%
  • What is Sunscreen anyways?

    0 0%
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    Default Sun screen do you use it on yourself?

    I know we all make sure our kids are protected from the sun and some people burn in a split second. What is your attitude towards sunscreen and yourself?

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    La Roche-Posay SPF 60. The best product I buy.

    My Mother and Father have skin cancer and I'm very fair. The sun scares the %^$t outta me!

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    nope and even with D I only use lower numbers for part of the day, being bipolar we need the vitamin D from the sun to ward off depression in the winter

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    I don't use it every day, but if I'm going outside to swim at the cottage or know I'm going to be outside for more then 10-15 minutes I slather some on (SPF 50). Numerous family members here have skin cancer as well.

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    I use it sparingly to prevent burning, but not all the time, on myself or my kids. I think some sun is important for everyone.

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    Everyday all year long. I have a daycare too and let me tell you if I don't put the sun screen on those little ones are right at me " Why did you not put the cream on?" A good reminder.

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    I rarely use to I am a bit darker complected so I rarely burn
    My brother and sister are very fair skinned and don't put it on and always always get a burn
    Becky Mom to X and C

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    I use it on my face all year long, and all over my body in the summer.

    I'm not a fan of skin cancer or wrinkly leathery skin.


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    I never use to put on sunscreen but for the last 5 years, I have burned on my nose, cheeks and my shoulders when the sun is too hot and we are outside for a long time. I am pretty dark all year round but since I started burning, I try to remember to put it on. It's easier to remember now that I have my son because I always put it on him so I slather some on me too. He is more fair-skinned than I am. I only use it in the summer though...When I do burn, it only lasts a day and then it changes to a tan so sometimes I forget. Now, I leave a bottle of sunscreen on the table we have by the front door so it the last thing I put on us before we head out. If we are going away from the house, I usually try it in my bag so I can put more on later on.
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    I said other- I only wear it if I know I will be outside in the summer for a really long time.

    Go ahead and slap my wrists but I don't like to put it on my children except under the same situations. They wear a hat or sleeves. I'm not a fan of the chemicals in it and my kids have had so many reactions. After using it daily for years working outside all day everyday I ended up with a few disorders they are linking to sunscreen....worries me.

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    I said yes, in the summer. Everyone over 50 on my Dad's side and several people on my Mom's side have had skin cancer. I don't want to mess around with that.
    Besides, I burn at the drop of a dime. I got a sunburn a few weeks ago since I didn't think I could get burnt in April in 17 degree weather. I was wrong :S

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    FIL has skin cancer and BIL just got biopsied for it. I used to be sporadic in my use of it, but so far this year I have been very diligent.
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    I use it if it's really hot/UV is high and we're going to be out for a while. I burn quickly/easily.

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    On my face everyday all year, it's in my moisturizer I use in the morning, However I do realize that by the time I leave work it's no longer effective .

    In the summer I use it on my arms, but only on my legs if I'm outside for a long time (they are, and forever will be, pasty white)

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    [QUOTE=PancakeMom;435085]I said other- I only wear it if I know I will be outside in the summer for a really long time.

    Go ahead and slap my wrists but I don't like to put it on my children except under the same situations. They wear a hat or sleeves. I'm not a fan of the chemicals in it and my kids have had so many reactions. After using it daily for years working outside all day everyday I ended up with a few disorders they are linking to sunscreen....worries me.[/QUOTE

    That IS worrying! May I ask what disorders are linked to sunscreen?
    ds - nov. '03 & dd - mar. '06











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