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Sun Protective Wide Brimmed Hats? (Read 1140 times)

    Maybe we should wear hats like these guys.

     


    A Dance with Monkeys

      So, is the recommendation that we slather on a thick, visible layer of 100 SPF sunscreen before we go for a 90 minute run?

       

      No thanks.

       

      A dermatologist would answer that question in the affirmative. Without hesitation.


      A Dance with Monkeys

        You do not have to get sunburns to get skin cancer.
          A dermatologist would answer that question in the affirmative. Without hesitation.

           

          A dermatologist told my wife that she should wear sunscreen in the winter in Nashville even if the only time she is in the sun is walking from her car to her work place, a distance of 100m, at 7am in the morning.

           

          Recommendations like this seem to me to undermine the credibility of dermatologists.

            You do not have to get sunburns to get skin cancer.

             

            I imagine that it is also possible to get skin cancer while wearing sun screen.

             

            Neither of these statements move us toward reasonable recommendations.


            Fat butt on couch

              I never get burned. Is this dangerous?

               

              Burning is more severe damage than what results in a tan, but yes, it increases your risk of skin cancer.

               

              More than just the cancer risk, I look at the skin (especially faces) of people who deliberately spend too much time "sunbathing".  Leathery, overly wrinkled...aging happens fast enough so I choose to take reasonable steps to still get carded from time to time.  Though I think Ilene's vision of me may be a bit flattering. Wink

              "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

               

                 Seriously.  There's a Mexican food chain on the West Coast (Chevy's that gives you a sombrero on your birthday along with a sundae.  Between the people in my family we have 3 or 4 of these things in the house.  Every time I see them I think to myself that I should start wearing one for my lunch-time runs.  Better than any sunscreen but, dayum, I'd look the fool!  I'm just about old enough that I don't care anymore.  Maybe another 6months and I'll be out there in that thing.  Luckily, my lunch-time runs are on a pretty much deserted stretch of bike path.

                 

                Maybe we should wear hats like these guys.

                 


                Fat butt on couch

                  Maybe we should wear hats like these guys.

                   

                   

                  Actually I do when I mow the lawn.  Cool

                  "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                   


                  Interval Junkie --Nobby

                    Burning is more severe damage than what results in a tan, but yes, it increases your risk of skin cancer.

                     

                    More than just the cancer risk, I look at the skin (especially faces) of people who deliberately spend too much time "sunbathing".  Leathery, overly wrinkled...aging happens fast enough so I choose to take reasonable steps to still get carded from time to time.  Though I think Ilene's vision of me may be a bit flattering. Wink

                     

                    Who the hell wants a baby-face at 70? Wink

                     

                    Clint Eastwood - a man

                    2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

                    Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon

                    ilp


                      Most white people don't burn in under 15min of direct sunlight.  But even if 15min were the marker SPF-15 would make it 4hrs until sunburn.  Even if you went skimpy and applied half the recommended amount, you're still safely within 1hr 45mins.  Plenty for all but your Long run -- and who the heck does that in the bright of mid-day?

                       

                      Just run before the sun comes up -- problem solved . Wink

                       

                      Actually, sqrt(15) is ~3.9, that's just under an hour. Dramatically less than 4 hrs. And, like another poster mentioned, consider the sweating.

                        I've got a couple similar to this:

                        Reni

                         

                        Those with a "Sun?!? Burn me?!?  Are you Mad?! Pfft!!" outlook should ponder this:

                         

                        Ay! Carumba!

                        I bought my nephew an elephant for his room. He said, "Thanks". I said, "Don't mention it".


                        Interval Junkie --Nobby

                          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

                          Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon

                            Gaunt is beautiful!

                             

                            p.s. We're all gonna get old and wrinkled. I hope by the time I'm 70, I'm done with giving a flying donut about how I look.

                              Run in the dark. I'm semi-serious. Anyway, during dawn & dusk runs, Earth's atmosphere is great sunscreen.

                              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                                ...and make sure you are wearing "broad spectrum" (UVA+UVB) sunscreen.

                                 

                                Sunscreen also expires.  While many medications/substances are pretty much fine after expiration***, I dunno whether sunscreen is or not, so I've always been cautious.

                                 

                                And I have tropical genes and very brown skin.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                *** This past weekend, while running in Dallas, I fell on the pavement and scraped my arm really badly.  My father, being my father, trotted out some mercurochrome. I know, I know.  Half of you are saying "wtf is that".  The other half of you are chuckling.

                                 

                                The expiration date on the bottle?  1983.  29 years ago.  SWEEET.

                                 

                                What happened to mercurochrome?

                                 

                                Chuckle here. I bet that mercury has retained its effectiveness for 29 years and more. Again dating myself, my junior high science teacher educated us about that fun liquid metal by pouring a generous tsp. into our hands to play with. Kids these days are so deprived.

                                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

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