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Thanks. I'm going shopping ladies!
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Robin knows everything there is to know about protecting yourself from the sun from sun screen to makeup to what to wash your clothes in. She is one AWSOME lady
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Awwww. THanks Cake....
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I am Helioplex armed. I have hats, but probably need to get a glamorous wide brimmed one.

Honestly, the whole concept of a tan was stressful, in a way. I don't necessarily like the feeling of laying out and sweating and getting hot. So, now I am off the hook. Isn't good for you anyway!

I noticed 2 summers ago, that my feet and ankles started swelling in the heat/sun. Maybe that was related. I don't have kidney issues...at least at most recent testing. But my dermatologist told me that not only the sun, but the heat, would not be my friend.

Where do you get the wash for clothes? Can I Amazon Prime it? (just got that, and a little obsessed!)
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http://www.sunguarduv.com/
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Thank you!! I just ordered some :)
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No problem!
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Keep in mind that it works best on cottons. I order about a dozen boxes about this time of year, (It's cheap enough) and use it more often that recommended. I would say I use it every 10 washings. It certainly beats the expensive, unattractive choices on Coolibar and other stores.
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See I told you Robin knows all the ways to avoid and protect you from the sun without it costing you an arm and a leg

Thank Robin

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Wow! Is that why when I'm outside working in the humidity I feel like passing out and throwing up!!!!!!

Geez this just keeps getting better!!!!
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I'm definitely going to order this. I meant to before but forgot, so thanks for providing the link again, Robin. 

On the subject of sunscreen...high-SPF's offer virtually no more protection than an SFP 50 sunscreen. Manufacturers can't even sell sunscreens with over SPF 50 in Europe. Many sunscreens protect against UVB rays only: UVB's lead to skin cancer. UVA's, on the other hand, penetrate the skin and are also likely to cause lupus flares. So look for the words "broad spectrum," "multi-spectrum" or "UVA/UVB" on the tube. The ingredients should include zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, avobenzone, ecamsule, and/or oxybenzone.  

Please don't confuse the harmful UVA rays from the sun with beneficial UVA1 lights. UVA1 does not use the harmful rays on the UVA spectrum. Anthony pointed this out often. 


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I hear you Taffy, however, I buy the higher SPF, because it doesn't cost me any more and gives me, a discoid person, a sense of relief. I use Neutrogena products and they have served me well.
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The specialty dermatologist I saw recommended the 70 SPF Neutrogena Helioplex. She said the liquid can be mixed with whatever face cream you use. So I got that and the regular one for the rest of me.
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I use Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream. Love it. When I add my foundation that has another 25, I am happy.
 

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Good to know....nice to have options!
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