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best suncreams

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best suncreams


I have booked to stay at the delta sharm for next july and I know it will be really hot. I would like to know what suncreams people could recommend as my daughters are both fair haired

many thanks Lynn

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1. Re: best suncreams

Hi Jowler

There was a piece on TV the other day, saying that none of them are any good unless you put plenty on,if you don't you won't get the riht protestion, you have to be liberal with which ever one you use. You will get lots of answers on the best ones, you can then take your pick, I choose Malibu, because I'm alergic to so many of the others, but not this one.



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I use piz buin one day long factor 30.

I dont like feeling greasy (yuk!) so I like the fact you can put it on and be ok for 6 hours or so, but I do make sure I am well covered.

Its half price at Tesco at the moment.

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hi barbararh, and everyone else-

i always suffer from really bad heat rash, suncreams/lotions seem to make it worse . through loads of web research, malibu dry oil spray is recommended for heatrash sufferers so i am hoping that it is good for me too. only thing was /is i can only find it in factr 15..any ideas for a higher level-have got 3 bottles just for me so will be putting it on every half hour!!

trea x

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I suffer the same and used Piz Buin oil free factor 30 last july in egypt. was fine and did't burn


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Hi jowler,

If your daughters are fair haired you should look at sun creams with a high factor, probably 30+ as it will be roasting in July with temperatures in the 40's.

Apart from swimming and walking from A to B I spend all my time in the shade but still come home with a good tan and I always use high factor. We have been using products mainly from Avon as they have a wide range including some for sensitive skin and they usually have some good deals on.

I remember reading an article some years ago (think it was Which?) stating that sun creams only have a short shelf life so you should only buy in what you will use in the next year or so.

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Nivea factor 50 LIGHT is superb. Good protection and not greasy.

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I agree with the Piz Buin one day users.We have used it for a few hols and never burnt.It certainly past the test in Sharm.Apply liberally before you go out and your good to go.

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I agree with the posts on Piz Buin, either day long or normal. That said, they no longer do the specialised one for children. My gransdon is also fair and burns easily, so for him we use a factor 50.

One of the posts mentioned shelf life of sun cream, this is correct, only but when you are ready to go, don't start now and stock up as it will loose its effectiveness.

Oh! yes children & suncream....... last year we used one that went on blue so you could see where you were putting it, grandson didn't like it as if he rubbed his face and got it in his eyes (even after being on for a while) it stung.....

I would have words with your DR. as he may be able to recommend best thingto use if your children burn easily.

Hope this helps and doesn't add to the confusion of suncream......


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a word of caution if u use the day long type, DONT put any other lotion, cream oil etc on top of it as it will nullify the day long protection, a friend of ours did this last year in turkey, they put a top up of another product just on their shoulders and at the front of chest, they ended up with 3rd degree burns and had to spend the rest of the holiday wearing a t- shirt both in and out of the pool, his wife who was a red head just used the all day protection was fine as were we

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Look on the back of the bottle, it gives a UVA star rating out of 5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best in terms of whether the cream actually gives you the coverage it says on the bottle.

I had a look at this when I was buying my creams & found both Asda and Superdrug's own makes had 5 stars whereas some of the more expensive brands only had 3 stars.

Really good value, Asda's was 2 bottles for £5 and brilliant stuff, not greasy and really worked, never burnt in the July sun.

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