What kind of sun block do you use?

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mawmaw66
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   Posted 7/26/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
 What kind of sun block do you like best?    I have tried a lot of brands and I like the sprays best but all of them cause yellowing on my white shoes and my white shirts even if I wait until the sun block tries completly.


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Ellie27
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   Posted 7/26/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I've used a few different kinds, but have yet to find one myself that doesn't stain yellow:( I have found great protection with the Neutrogena and Ombrelle brands. I mostly buy 60 or 70spf. I usually buy about 10 bottles just after summer when they're on sale and stock pile them till the next year. I always check the dates of course, but most will last till the following seasons up. I find that they're soooo expensive that for me to buy them full price breaks my pocket book. This way I save over half the money, and well over a hundred dollars. I'll be interested to see what others post.

-Ellie
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that I have an (lupus-induced) allergic reaction to most of the sunscreens normally available -- so I go for covering up, hats, and being smart about what time & how long I'm near any water.

Basically, I'm not much help other to remind everyone to test sunscreens before you expect to totally rely on them -- lupus is great for creating allergic reactions that we didn't have last week -- things are always changing for me, anyway!
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/26/2010 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Because of chemo a lot, I grab a very light weight jacket. I use the sprays with the highest spf that I can find when I dont have a jacket
 
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AmyTx
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   Posted 7/26/2010 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
i use aveeno spf 85+ works wonders..
Female: 38 yrs/old DX: Lupus (dx:'03) MCTD, Raynaud's, Anxiety./panic disorder, GERD, Antithyroid antibodies, Lupus Cebritis, Lupus CNS, Lupus Pneumonitis and Stage 3 & 5 Lupus Nephritis. PRES ,Seizures, Photosensitivity since childhood, vasculitis, left thumb and toe amputated from raynauds, Sjogren's
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Melissa D.
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   Posted 7/27/2010 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I prefer Neutragena 70 or higher spf spray, it truly is the only brand I have found that provides great coverage and is never sticky. I always use foundation and moisturizers with added spf for extra protection as well.
 
 
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redrose77
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   Posted 7/27/2010 10:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Neutragena sport in the highest SPF I can find. I didn't notice any yellowing of my socks or shoes.
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Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
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phndoc
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   Posted 7/27/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I like the sprays
 
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