Sunburn prevention

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous H&F' started by LilBunnyRabbit, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. LilBunnyRabbit

    LilBunnyRabbit Old One

    From experience I've realised that next weekend during a race I really need to protect myself from the sun. Layering up is not an option in our current weather if I want to survive the race, and I've invested in what appears to be industrial strength sun protection but a few people have suggested that using a tanning bed a few days before (for a safe and reasonable length of time) would be a good idea

    Long shot I know, but can anyone confirm/deny this, or have any other sun protection ideas?
     
  2. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I guess that makes sense, those with darker skin tones tend not to get sunburnt as easily as those with light skin.
    I say do both? Tan up and then cover yourself in sunscreen.
     
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  3. LilBunnyRabbit

    LilBunnyRabbit Old One

    The sunscreen is a given , as hopefully I will have shed my current skin by then and emerged as a beautiful butterfly I learned my lesson on that a week ago, just looking for anything I can do for extra safety to avoid shedding a new skin.
     
  4. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Long sleeve rashguard. Balaclava.
    Spats.

    Note: may pass out from the heat, but your skin will be safe.
     
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  5. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

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  6. LilBunnyRabbit

    LilBunnyRabbit Old One

    Well that saves me a tanning session. Industrial SPF 50+ it is then.
     
  7. Tom bayley

    Tom bayley Valued Member

    high factor rash vest and Vaseline for the parts that rub. :)
     
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  8. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Did a BJJ competition one time. Like an idiot I mowed the lawn the day before with my top off. Woke up on competition day with a back like a cooked lobster.
    Competition did not allow rashguards under the gi.
    Think I pulled guard just so the other guy didn't rag on my lapels too much and then realised that just meant more scraping of gi on skin as I played guard. Should have fought for top position. :)
     
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  9. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    "Hey I see your rashguard creasing up in there."

    "Not a rashguard"


    Ewwwwwwwwwwww
     
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  10. LilBunnyRabbit

    LilBunnyRabbit Old One

    I'll put up a sunscreen review on Sunday, assuming I survive Saturday. :)
     
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  11. chatter box

    chatter box Member

    Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated,
    sun block is a must,also a hat or cap with a peak.
    The best colour to keep cool in the heat,it turns out,
    is to wear black.{not white}
    good luck with your race.
     
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  12. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Running in the Heat

    Recommends wearing white, not black.

    Whats the theory behind wearing black and not white?
     
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  13. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    I don't know about the tanning bed, I would generally avoid where possible as I'm fair skinned.
    but I'm usually out in the sun in the lead up to the run up to about 5 hours a week, but with less than a week I'm not sure if it would help with only a few days to go.

    sun cream is a good idea, but with the heat you will sweat and get it on your eyes! it is very unpleasant.
    apply on the rest of your body an hour or more before the race so it soaks in.

    short sleeved compression top or vest and shorts is my preference, the sun cream on your arms should stick well enough, head and neck will get hit the most.

    I have not much hair on my head, so I prefer to use a buffwear multipurpose neckwear which you can make into a head cover or sweat band. (my usually preference is pirate style hat for the 1 hour or more runs).
     
  14. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    I cannot remember the theory, but I definitely agree!! :eek:
     
  15. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

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  16. chatter box

    chatter box Member

    Physics or science?
    uv penetrates white clothes more easily than black ones,
    A white t-shirt has an spf of about 7,
    once it gets sweaty it's spf drops to about 3.
    or how can a hot cup of tea cool you down?.
    OR---- like the burqa,the heat created from the burqa alone is not enough,
    they need the extra heat from the dark material.
    It makes you sweat and holds moisture so you can keep cool.
     
  17. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

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  19. chatter box

    chatter box Member

    Said the woman in a white top-lol.
     
  20. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Heat acts similar to light. It can be reflected and absorbed by different materials. There's a theory kicking about that we could reduce temperature in hot cities by painting roads white/light colours. Thus effecting heat and reducing the need for a/c.
     
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