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Sun protection for face

Postby wavy navy » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:04 pm

I could foil for 6 hours a day as it is much less exhausting than twintipping. No problem sir. But the impact from the sun on the face is massive. For sure I use sun protection (cream), but that seems not to solve the problem. It's way too much sun for the skin. Any creative ideas? I use a helmet, that protects at least a big part of the head.

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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby TomW » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:40 pm

some German dudes in Brazil were using these full face and head covering masks like Spiderman...it was disturbing

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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby Repete09 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:47 pm

You can use a Zinc Stick.
Spf 50 and will last in your face all day

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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby Havre » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:13 pm

Seen many versions of that. If it is specific for watersports I don't know, but shouldn't be hard to find those kind of masks.

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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby Trent hink » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:43 pm

I have a wide-brim hat with a chin-strap. It seems to work ok with sunblock and sunglasses.

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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby br44 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:35 am

You can wear a hat under the helmet (for the visor). I’ve been doing that. For the face, a covid-like mask should work. Try a buff and/or a neoprene face mask (they make them for skiing).

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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby FLandOBX » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:02 am

Use a Buff or a fisherman's balaclava and no less than 50 spf sunscreen.

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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby LL2017 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:09 am

Use a zinc based mineral sunscreen SPF 50 (Neutrogena makes a great one. Your face will be white but it holds up in the ocean and since it's mineral based won't sting your eyes)

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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby Dave_5280 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:46 am

I use the Gath Gedi helmet with the full face visor in smoke grey tint and a Buffs neck and face gator with the large breathing holes.

Also a long sleeved rash shirt by kiteboarding.com. And Dakine ventilated stand up paddle pants. Dakine doesn’t make them anymore but maybe some other company does, and there are swim tights. Dakine gloves for sun hitting top of the hands.

The helmet and shirt are in that color used for school sign fluorescent yellow that is visible from a long way away.

I don’t wear sun screen, and probably have good jelly fish sting protection, since I’m covered up. I don’t get hot or have visor fogging since everything is ventilated.

Helmet and visor: https://gathsports.com/product/gath-ged ... ace-visor/

Buffs with air holes: https://buffusa.com/buff-products/balac ... 122810.707

Shirt: https://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp ... sey_yellow
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Re: Sun protection for face

Postby wavy navy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:54 am

Nice hints! I'll try some of those!


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