Sun Cream: SPF or Star Rating?

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by talkhealth on Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:27 pm

Sun Cream: SPF or Star Rating?

When choosing a sun cream - is it the SPF factor that you look at the most, or the uva star rating?
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by luanda111 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:28 pm

Re: Sun Cream: SPF or Star Rating?

I buy always 50+ factors.

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by joriches on Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:01 pm

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I am still not sure what the uva star rating is !!!

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by shirley lyster on Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:43 pm

Re: Sun Cream: SPF or Star Rating?

After doing a bit of research,it is the SPFactor to go by.The minimum factor to use is 30.If you have a pale skin,or have ginger/reddish hair,use higher factor.If you are going to sit or lie in the sun,even in the UK,use a 50 factor.Men who are getting a bit thin on top,use a 50 factor.Children should be covered with a 50 factor,wear a hat and kept out of the sun around Midday! You can-not be to careful,i know I had skin cancer.Enjoy the Sun but be wise.

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by lildan52 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:54 pm

Re: Sun Cream: SPF or Star Rating?

I always buy factor 30 or 40 for my face but also check it has a good uva rating. For my body I start off with factor 25 or 30 but once I have a reasonable tan I drop to factor 15 or 20.
If I am holidaying near the equator I wear factor 30+ all the time.

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by buttface69 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:38 pm

Re: Sun Cream: SPF or Star Rating?

I use an organic type as I have sensitive skin but can't find one stronger than 30 SPF.

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