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#16 Aug 10th, 2017, 22:52
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I am sorry I missed that... Will look at it.

In general - from what I understand - if you hold the material up to the light in the room and still see through that the pattern of the light bulbs, for instance, then too much is getting through...
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#17 Aug 11th, 2017, 08:07
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Thank you both. I had bought into the High-SPF thing, always buying them for my visits to India. One thing I found out, though, even then, is that for proper protection one would need to look like a cricketer's nose: covered in a thick layer, not the smear that people mostly rub in like a massage oil.

These days I don't spend enough outdoor-life time to even bother. I wear a shirt, long sleeves. I cover my legs. Particularly, since the hair started disappearing, for anything more than a few minutes, I wear a hat. So, sorry, no advice on local creams.

I guess I'll have to review that if I ever join redninja for a trip into the mountains on his bike


The stuff on the cricketer's nose is Zinc cream, it's designed to not dissolve, it was what we used in Australia before they invented good quality sun cream.
Old habits die hard, some still swear by it, but it's popularity has wained.
#18 Aug 11th, 2017, 11:27
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A recent Consumer Report review mentioned it positively. However, I feel you have to consider overall convenience not just blunt effectiveness. That is why I like the Sport since it is dry, comfortable. and doesn't run into one's eyes. SPF numbers are apparently quite loose anyway..
#19 Aug 11th, 2017, 11:39
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I wear a shirt, long sleeves. I cover my legs. Particularly, since the hair started disappearing, for anything more than a few minutes, I wear a hat.
In the hot Indian climate, this is usually the best way. Some form of headgear (pugree) has been prevalent for centuries for a good reason.
#20 Aug 12th, 2017, 12:46
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I knew there was something I forgot to get on my last trip, a pugree. Actually since I was bringing in boards (my neighbors waste is my resource for flooring in the attic) on the top of my head I longed for what the women wear on the top of their head for transporting bricks. I tried it on a rozgaar hami work site. Somehow it didn't work as well for me swaying and sweating. But, my head regrets not having such tonight..
#21 Aug 12th, 2017, 16:25
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I longed for what the women wear on the top of their head for transporting bricks
On posh building sites: a yellow helmet Indianised by making the top flat.

On all the others: a bit of board wrapped in piece of cloth. Nothing more special to it, at least in this corner of the world. Interested to know what they wear in your corner?
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#22 Aug 13th, 2017, 11:09
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I found a brand named salt armor in Dubai, which is said to have spf40. Paid 75 AED for it.
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Sounds about right for price. I like the one that has a gayly colored skull..
#24 Aug 13th, 2017, 15:11
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Hair seems quite effective at protecting the scalp. Something we only realise when it starts to get scarce.

I speak as one yet some distance from baldness on top, but the greatly decreased density allows UV rays to easily reach where they once did not.
#25 Aug 13th, 2017, 22:29
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Hair seems quite effective at protecting the scalp. Something we only realise when it starts to get scarce.
Head is one of the best place to take sun bath. You can keep it uncovered and no one will be bothered, it does not require lying down, you can control the exposure by just turning the head sideways, and if it gets an ugly tan or sunburn, it will be least visible, if not, a 50 Rs cap will cover it up perfectly.

So for all those with luscious hair, I am sorry for you.
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