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Oil On The Beach

Charlottesville, VA
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Oil On The Beach

What should I bring to clean the oil off my family?

1. Re: Oil On The Beach

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2. Re: Oil On The Beach

I wouldn't use actual suntan oil...more like lotion for a greater protection. Any time of year a good sun can burn without lotion when reflecting off the wide three mile boardwalk and wide beach and water. So get a high spf, especially since you seem unfamiliar with sunning on the beach.

To get it off...any shower soap. Might take two shampoos for the hair.

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Be advised, though, that studies have shown that SPFs higher than 30 don't offer significantly better protection. Be sure to reapply!

As for the hair- conditioner is a MUST to get your hair back to feeling nice again.

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4. Re: Oil On The Beach

Moochanator, I've always been sort of fascinated by the spfs. I have some ...I think it's Coppertone Sport ... that's a 54. So above 30 it's on a sliding scale sort of?

Another question. We're happy with our current lotion but we used to get a great one in Fla called Carribean Sol that just sort of sunk into your skin so there was no grease at all and yet excellent protection. We could use it under a good shirt for protection when walking around and it never came off on the shirt or damaged it. Have you encountered a comparable product on the market?

Smithfield, VA
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Spfs are calculated by factoring the amount of UVA/UVB blocking chemicals. As you get above 30, the odds are good that you're going to sweat, rub, or wash it off before all the chemical is exhausted. 2 applications of 30 is much better protection that 1 application of 60.

I've never found a sunscreen I like. I hate applying it and I hate the feel. It's either goopy and waterproof or it's runny and lousy. I dabbled with the coppertone spray stuff but I didn't feel like it gave me really good protection. It also completely ruined my T-Shirt with orange stains everywhere.

I hate the sun but I love the surf. I have sort of a love-hate relationship with the beach for that reason. Maybe I need to buy a wetsuit and only go swimming in January. At least rentals are cheap then!

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6. Re: Oil On The Beach

I haven't used Caribbean Sol for years but one can order it online. I might give it a try again and see if it's like it used to be. Wish I could find one in a regular store though.

Winchester, Virginia
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7. Re: Oil On The Beach

i am guessing this is a joke post? due to the oil spill

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8. Re: Oil On The Beach

Yea you guys are a little slow to get the joke lol

LJR
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9. Re: Oil On The Beach

I don't think that is a very good joke :(

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