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    I have pretty fair skin too, but since I really upped the animals fats etc. I don't get burned any more and am just tanning. AFAIK both vit D and melanin are made from cholesterol, with sunlight a the catalyst. So if you have enough of the dietary raw ingredients you shouldn't burn. That matches my experience.

    See Cholesterol and sunshine thread: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread54637.html

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    I would much rather wear protective clothing than smear chemicals made in labs that interfere with the functioning of my pores and sweat glands. But for those times I do need sunscreen, I just use the real stuff. Why mess around? Either use something that actually works or put on sleeves and a hat.
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    Sunscreen is bullshit. Just control your exposure - tan wisely.
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    I live in FL, so I get a ton of sun exposure every day just walking around, I don't sun bath or anything though. How can I control my sun exposure if I need to be outside a certain amount of time each day just to run errands? Even if I can keep myself from burning, how can I protect myself against the aging effects of the sun on a day to day basis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilleh View Post
    Sunscreen is bullshit. Just control your exposure - tan wisely.
    This

    I live in South Texas, and I've never used sunscreen. I'm fair-skinned, but I tend not to burn easily - it takes a while LOL. But then, I also don't stay outside for hours and hours, unless I'm also moving around. I noticed that I burned a little more when staying in one position for a while, whereas I can be out all day moving around and not burn much at all.

    I agree about the Vitamin D levels, too.

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    Wear a hat, supplement D3 and zinc, eat some carrots..
    Good long sleeves also work, buy some thin fabric clothes, I just love them. Give you all the protection you need without feeling 'heavy'.

    I don't know the sun in FL, I do know the sun in Israel and it can get pretty hot here.

    Honestly, I dislike rubbing myself with chemicals.
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    Check out Powder Me SPF by jane iredale.

    "Powder-Me SPF can be used on the body, face and scalp for a UVB/UVA SPF 30 protection. It contains titanium dioxide and a natural clay dried in the sun and is completely free of contaminants and atmospheric pollutants."


    I've used it. It works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilleh View Post
    Wear a hat, supplement D3 and zinc, eat some carrots..
    Good long sleeves also work, buy some thin fabric clothes, I just love them. Give you all the protection you need without feeling 'heavy'.

    I don't know the sun in FL, I do know the sun in Israel and it can get pretty hot here.

    Honestly, I dislike rubbing myself with chemicals.
    Ah, carrots, had forgotten about them. Have been eating them deep fried recently as chips - I bought 12lb (5KG) of beef suet recently. Sliced four ways down the middle and they are almost like potatoes. Maybe the carrots is a factor in tanning so easily now.

    I never was that keen on sunscreen, but now I am beginning to suspect that rubbing anything on your skin is a bit like eating it. I notice tallow disappears from my hands when I've been cooking.

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    Badger water-resistant works very well for me. You probably used the white tube Badger, which I made the mistake of getting one time. I burned so bad on Half Dome in Yosemite. Badger in the purple tube works well.

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    We make our own using zinc oxide and then making a basic lotion. You can also just add it to your favorite natural lotion.

    But, yes, you have to put it on your body often -- every 2 hrs. We go sunscreen-free before 10 am and after 3, but do sun screen every 1.5 hours (sooner if we get wet or sweaty) between 10 and 3. So, first application around 9:45, last application around 2-2:30.

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