Help with Sunscreen, It is Summer in Canada

#1
Please recommend a sunscreen for the face that doesn't burn the eyes when the sweat starts to flow. I currently use Banana Boat SPF 60 Sport and like the lotion. BUT sweat and sunscreen irritates the eyes. What works for you to gain sun protection and doesn't burn the eyes?

Thanks for the assist.
 
#3
Putting chemicals on your face to be absorbed in to your body - not a good idea.

My sister years back was working in a hospital. One of her friends had a sample of her hair taken after complaining of feeling sick.

The results were the person was full of toxic chemicals well over recommended.
 
#8
Please recommend a sunscreen for the face that doesn't burn the eyes when the sweat starts to flow. I currently use Banana Boat SPF 60 Sport and like the lotion. BUT sweat and sunscreen irritates the eyes. What works for you to gain sun protection and doesn't burn the eyes?

Thanks for the assist.
I always come back to Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch.

The sun is healthy and essential for health - just don't overdo it.

I try to avoid using soap as much as possible but short of living life as a monk some things are necessary.
It's essential for health but not if you're playing several hours of tennis outdoors. There could be anything that could have caused your sister's friend to get sicked. Bad water. Bad food. Environmental exposure. Skin cancer is no joke.
 
#9
Please recommend a sunscreen for the face that doesn't burn the eyes when the sweat starts to flow. I currently use Banana Boat SPF 60 Sport and like the lotion. BUT sweat and sunscreen irritates the eyes. What works for you to gain sun protection and doesn't burn the eyes?

Thanks for the assist.
I use Banana Boat Sport too. No problems. Do you put it on indoors while you’re dressing or wait until you’re on the court to apply?
 
#11
How far North are you? I believe that the UV index in Toronto gets up to 8 or 9 in the mid spring to mid summer months. Locations further north will probably not get this high. If you can minimize exposure between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM (daylight savings time), then you really don't have to worry too much about sunscreen (especially a high SPF sunscreen). For standard time, that range would be an hour earlier.
 
#12
I don't like to use sun screen, 'goop up', but after 40 years of tennis and no protection in Maryland, my arms show it. I have wrinkles up to my short sleeves; where covered the skin looks much better/younger. I also have solar purpura on my arms, a sun damage that causes purple bruises for hardly any bump or brush. At least, the bruises are gone in about 5 days. No more tennis without arm protection.

Next, I learned that the sun screen that I was using has widely used ingredients that are killing coral reefs. The active ingredients get into the DNA of the coral and the coral dies. I now use another popular sun screen on my face, neck and hands. Its active ingredients are different. The second sunscreen's active ingredients were said- in a presentation - to be better than the first sun screen's active ingredients. There were other sun screens tested for reef toxicity also but I believe that the others were not as widely used. Search: sun screen Great Barrier Reef effects I believe that reef effects are also known in Hawaii.

In the hottest weather, I now wear only long sleeve white shirts made of polyester. These white shirts are not too hot at 90 f. These long sleeve shirts feel no hotter than a short sleeve shirt at 90f. The manufacturer says not to use bleach but I have washed them a few times and so far they look OK. I have other colors and cotton long sleeve shirts for cooler temperatures. It took quite some looking but I finally found long sleeve polyester shirts - X long - in most colors.

I only have black warm pants and am looking for X-long warm-ups in a lighter color. That shopping is taking a long time, so far with no new pants.

I wear a hat with a brim. I have head this hat referred to as a "C*stco Hat", it's tan. With sweat and sun screen, it gets stained. It is polyester with instructions not machine wash it or bleach it but to wipe with a damp cloth. I machine washed it and it came out OK.
 
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#21
How far North are you? I believe that the UV index in Toronto gets up to 8 or 9 in the mid spring to mid summer months. Locations further north will probably not get this high. If you can minimize exposure between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM (daylight savings time), then you really don't have to worry too much about sunscreen (especially a high SPF sunscreen). For standard time, that range would be an hour earlier.
Calgary. The summer time is spectacular for outdoor sports.
 
#22
More information please on your Zinc Oxide recommendation from your dermatologist? Best for what reasons? Best at preventing sun exposure or lowest in residual toxicity? What is a popular waterproof brand with Zinc Oxide or is it just Zinc Oxide?
The zinc oxide is a physical barrier. It's great for heavy sweaters because it does not wash off easy. In fact, I even will have some on my face when I step out of the shower after tennis.
 
#24
Calgary. The summer time is spectacular for outdoor sports.
By "spectacular", are you indicating that the temptation to indulge in outdoor activities during peak UV hours (midday) is difficult to avoid/resist?

It appears that the average peak UV index for Calgary between May and August is about 6 to 7. (But it is possible that it might get as high as 8). These ranges indicates a peak UV index that is high to very high from mid spring to mid summer.

https://www.weather-ca.com/en/canada/calgary-climate#uv_index
 
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