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Old 05-14-2018, 10:40 AM   #141
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I only put sunscreen on us if we are going to be swimming a while or for all day, extremely sunny expeditions.


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Old 05-14-2018, 02:58 PM   #142
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I think this is us, too. We live far enough north that the sun isn't so direct up here and we don't get burnt that easily unless we're sitting in direct sun for hours on end like at the lake or something, which we almost never do.

Also, and a lot of the reason I don't use sunscreen much is because at this latitude most people are vitamin D deficient, and there is a lot of thought that it comes from too much sunscreen use.
Yup. I never thought about it until the ophthalmologist said that sunglasses are not needed for protection here and explained it.

I should say too that we do keep more skin covered than many people. So no shoulders exposed, and we do use a lot of wide brimmed hats or sun bonnets. But at the lake if we were going to be there a while mid-day I would still put sunscreen on them, we just only go in the evening or for a quick swim mid day--for schedule reasons.
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