What Sunscreen SPF do you Use and Why?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. internpete profile image87
    internpeteposted 8 years ago

    What Sunscreen SPF do you Use and Why?

    As people get out in the sun more this summer, I am wondering what Sunscreen SPF you usually use, and why you prefer that. Or do you just grab whatever sunscreen is around? (or no sunscreen at all)

  2. LilaDaley profile image66
    LilaDaleyposted 8 years ago

    I use SPF 30.  I used to use SPF 60, 65 or 70 but I have now come to learn that they are all the same as 30.  I have rather fair skin.  I get sunburned in the shade, wearing SPF 60 on a cloudy day.  I reapply my SS every 2 hours or when I see that I am getting pink.

    I use the Coppertone Sport in the blue bottle - either spray or lotion.

  3. NickSimpson profile image60
    NickSimpsonposted 8 years ago

    You need something SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15, but most people choose higher. What you really need to be looking for a is a bottle that is labeled "broad spectrum" this means that you are getting protected from both UVA and UVB rays. Now that the government has stepped in, you will be seeing a lot more with this label coming soon.

    The UVA rays are what generally are credited with burning the skin, but the UVB rays are also cancer causing, so the new sunscreens will most likely all start protecting from both very soon.

  4. Daisyheart profile image61
    Daisyheartposted 8 years ago

    Before opting for sunscreen, I usually just try to go out after 4pm and avoid sunscreen all together.  However, to answer your question, all the articles and research I've done on SPFs say the same thing:  After SPF 30, it's all the same protection.  You can buy into all the advertisements they have and buy the highest SPF available, but after SPF 30, it's all the same!

    Enjoy your summer! smile

  5. Djaak profile image38
    Djaakposted 8 years ago

    I use 30 SPF. I come from South Africa and down at our beaches you cannot even try to go out there without constantly putting sunscreen on.

  6. iggy-kun profile image60
    iggy-kunposted 8 years ago

    SPF 30, because it's just what my mom buys, and I like it. The sunscreen lets me get tan and keeps me from getting burned. I just put it on once before I go swimming, but if I'm going to be out for a while, I might probably put it on again later to be safe.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)