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What suncream do I need?

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Lilyloo456 Wed 10-May-17 22:04:54

Hi. Probably a daft question but I'm off to Greece in a few weeks time, and immunity sure what factor suncream to take? I want to tan but not block the sun out completely. Any advice gratefully received

specialsubject Thu 11-May-17 20:17:28

Peak UV in the southern med - you can't block out the rays but you need to try.

Factor 30 in real suncream (not ickle pots), applied every two hours. Shade 11-3. Rash vest and boardies for swimming, then you can stay in the sea as long as you like. No suncream is waterproof, once a day is a lie.

Take a big bottle in hold luggage and restock as needed.

dailystuck71 Thu 11-May-17 22:34:48

Ultrasun. From qvc.

I think there is a tsv coming soon too.

Hersetta427 Fri 12-May-17 10:15:27

F30 P20 . you could always drop to F20 after 4/5 days.

Its cheapest at savers

Lilyloo456 Fri 12-May-17 19:49:06

Thanks for the advice everyone. 😘

noramum Sat 13-May-17 10:01:12

Don't forget, you also tan in the shade under an umbrella.

If your skin is not used to the sun it goes even faster, I would go with a high factor and buy more than you think you need. Even waterproof sun cream needs to be re-applied after coming out of the sea/pool. There is not such thing as all-day suncream, sweat, towels and clothes will mean it goes away and it has to be re-applied.

Wear a hat and sunglasses, cover up and stay out of the sun at all during lunchtime.

How fast you burn also depends a lot on your natural skin tone.

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