Too soon?


#1

For my last two trips I stayed at a friend’s house and they let me use their supplies. They had an amazing sunscreen which I really liked.

It sprays on, isn’t greasy and lasts all day — no need to reapply.

Next year I’m staying on-property so I’ll need my own supplies. They don’t sell that one in the UK, but I just found this on Amazon and now it’s on its way.

238 days to go and I have my first packing item purchased.

Too soon?

(And SPF 85 — too much, lol?)


#2

Don’t open it when you get it, because it will have a shelf life when opened.


#3

I saw a lot of people using the spray sunscreen unsafely last week. Make sure you don’t breathe in any of that stuff !!!

A lot of people spray their kids right in the face or make a huge cloud around them. They should see what I see it doing to lungs in my microscope (I’m a pathologist)…


#4

My favorite sunscreen and they also have a new misting bottle that is so much easier to work (and reach tough to reach places!). I often stock up when I think of things rather than waiting until the end because by then, I would have forgotten about it!
https://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Fullreach-Sunscreen-Lightweight-Non-comedogenic/dp/B076H9D56F/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1542214217&sr=8-4&keywords=Neutrogena+Ultra+Sheer+Lightweight+Sunscreen+Spray&dpID=41E6wyNmBvL&preST=SY300_QL70&dpSrc=srch


#5

Used the new misting bottle in Hawaii and loved it. So great to be able to spray my back without contorting myself.


#6

It’s never too early to start preparing for the next trip!

I use the Australian Gold spray - absolutely brilliant; dries instantly, lasts all day and smells nice too. I always apply it after my morning shower; one of my pet peeves is people who spray themselves/their kids in the parks with lots of people around. The trip before last, a woman managed to spray our DD straight in the face as we walked past (middle of Main St, MK) and didn’t bother to apologize even after I pointed it out… :angry: We had to divert to the nearest restroom to rinse her eyes with cold water.


#7

I love the “Allure” label. That’s a women’s fashion magazine here. Neutrogena is usually good stuff though.


#8

I always feel like I’m wasting it by cloud application, so I just spray it in my hand and rub it on.

Which I kind of felt silly about since it defeats the purpose of it being a spray, but now I feel better since I can say my technique helps me follow a pathologist’s advice. :slight_smile:


#9

Me I just buy the non-spray version but spray is OK too if applied in small amounts far from the face. Which means one needs the non-spray version for the face or use your technique. Which both defeat the purpose of the spray LOL :crazy_face:


#10

yes, this. Sunscreen is generally good for 3 years. Obvi don’t use it if the stated expiration date has passed. Store it in a cool place, as heat makes it spoil quicker. If it does not have an expiry date, trust your instincts. If it smells bad or looks funny, don’t use it.


#11

:sneezing_face: