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anyone know where i can buy piz buin spf2? on the high street?

(31 Posts)
carriedababi Sun 12-Jun-11 17:40:32

only to be used at the enof y holiday

lulaloop Sun 12-Jun-11 17:43:04

You should use minimum factor 15 throughout holiday, it is a myth you can work down in spf

carriedababi Sun 12-Jun-11 17:43:46

i have tried boots superdrug dehbenghams and house of fraser

carriedababi Sun 12-Jun-11 17:45:01

i know you should use spf 15, but i do liek to get a tan once a year, i know its not healthy

lulaloop Sun 12-Jun-11 17:47:32

It will be hard to find because it is frowned upon now a days.

Fake it if you need to.

bigTillyMint Sun 12-Jun-11 17:49:15

I bet you can buy it abroad - in non-EU countries where they aren't bothered about their people getting skin cancer.

cybbo Sun 12-Jun-11 17:50:05

Just use Lurpak Spreadable, it will have the same SPF

tulpe Sun 12-Jun-11 17:52:35

I still see spf6 and lower on sale in Greece and France every now and again and distinctly remember seeing spf2 on sale in Baros island boutique in the Maldives. You might be able to get some whilst you are away on hols?

carriedababi Sun 12-Jun-11 17:55:14

yes did think about buying it abroad, but in spain it seems to be all carrott oil stuff

it does actually stop me from getting burnt.

carriedababi Sun 12-Jun-11 17:57:31

i don't hardley drink,don't smoke and never have, dont take drugs or anything, eat quite well and am very active so i feel if i want to make an informed descion to actively get a tan once a year, i can choose to do that

i also make sure i never ever burn, as thats where the real damage is caused imo

carriedababi Sun 12-Jun-11 17:59:10

i would tan all the time, as i think it really ages the skin

but think once a year is ok for me

lulaloop Sun 12-Jun-11 18:02:50

any tan is damage to your skin - it is of course your choice but make sure you are fully informed

kando Sun 12-Jun-11 18:05:15

I'm pretty sure you can't get anything lower than spf6 on the high street.

Theyremybiscuits Sun 12-Jun-11 18:06:32

My aunt used to be like you.

Now she has a melanoma skin cancer that has spread to her lymph nodes (and goodness knows where else)

You nutter. Don't do it. Fake it.

carriedababi Sun 12-Jun-11 18:19:25

well iwould tan all the time as i don't want to end up like a ccrocodile skin handbag, but i think a tan once a year ensuriing i don't get burnt ever, is mostly likey to be perfectly fine

as i said i don't do anything else.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 12-Jun-11 18:24:42

What biscuits says, but my mother, aunt, grandmother, uncle and cousin (three of these are dead, one "recovered" but has checks every 3 months and one has terminal cancer).

Tanning once a year is more likely to cause melanoma than being in the sun all the time.

RichTeaAreCrap Sun 12-Jun-11 18:38:47

I didnt smoke, drink, do drugs or anything else harmful carrie. I also loved getting a tan once a year without ever burning. 2 years ago I got skin cancer. Please don't do it. It really isn't worth it, and it isnt mostly likely to be perfectly fine. I thought exactly the same as you and was shocked to know I had it.

You can still get a tan with a higher factor, however, when you tan your skin changes colour. That change in colour is your skin showing damage. Any hint of a tan is skin damage.

You are also more likely to get skin cancer by tanning once a year in a 2 week period than by being in the sun constantly.

Theyremybiscuits Sun 12-Jun-11 18:47:20

And the thought that we may lose her to this awful cancer....

Well, we are all so upset. We love her so much.

Melanoma is such an awful, aggressive, and difficult cancer.

Do you want to risk dying, when all you want is a tan?

bigTillyMint Sun 12-Jun-11 18:55:14

I use factor 30 - 50 and still get a tan which lasts and lasts for months. No peeling.

SoupDragon Sun 12-Jun-11 18:58:17

oh well, if you don't do anything else, I'm sure you won't get skin cancer or other skin damage hmm I think you are being incredibly stupid.

Choufleur Sun 12-Jun-11 18:58:51

A higher spf doesn't stop you tanning. Only the really high block (spf50) stop you tanning.

RichTeaAreCrap Sun 12-Jun-11 19:01:37

I can't believe in this day and age that anyone would be so stupid to use spf 2. You may as well use cooking oil! It offers no protection at all.

Please OP don't be so naive. I used to always wear spf 20 and still ended up with a meanoma.

You are no exempt from it - nobody is. It really can happen to anyone. But wearing an spf2 is just increasing those chances hugely.

You may as well take up smoking as well if you are going to do it. Smoking for 2 weeks would probably be less harmful than what you are about to do!

dexter73 Sun 12-Jun-11 19:05:19

Blimey I thought it was a typo and was supposed to be spf 20! Seriously not worth it. I always use factor 30 and still tan.

CliffTumble Sun 12-Jun-11 19:08:23

If you are only going to use factor 2 why bother?

cleverything Sun 12-Jun-11 20:05:01

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