When to Start Wearing Sunscreen?

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  1. FoX

    FoX Beach Fanatic

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    I know some people wear it all year round, but when do normal people with average skin start wearing it when going out on the beach? March, April, .. ?

    What do you do?
     
  2. sunspotbaby

    sunspotbaby SoWal Insider

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    when the sun is out?
     
  3. shakennotstirred

    shakennotstirred Beach Fanatic

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    I would wear it anytime you are going to spend time outdoors regardless of season. Skin cancer is not any fun.
     
  4. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    People probably get most burned in the spring when it's still cool and doesn't seem "hot" enough to get a sunburn. It's always good to wear sunscreen - any time of year - if you'll be out in the sun for any amount of time - on the beach or wherever. I don't believe in massive sunscreen though - just enough to keep skin from a sunburn. Those with very fair skin need to cover up!
     
  5. Abby Prentiss

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    For me it varies a bit. By the time I'm ready to go out for extended periods it is time to lather up. Usually March. The sun is definitely intense enough to burn a normal person in March after about a half hour or so.
     
  6. Beach Runner

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    I've seen some sunburns recently.
     
  8. Sun Chaser

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    True story: a girl named Stephanie who lived in Atlanta, in preparation for her trip down here, spent two weeks of spray tanning sessions before laying out in the real sun here. First day down, she laid out most of the day and wondered why she had such a bad sunburn....she's a friend of a friend..
     

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