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#1 caniac6

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:41 PM

I have developed a splotchy red rash on my legs after playing. I have been using either Coppertone Sport or Banana Boat Sport spray on  my legs, and wonder if I have developed an allergy. I use solar sleeves on my arms, so no problem there. Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, is there a good spray sunscreen for sensitive skin?


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:26 PM

As someone extremely sensitive to the sun, I've shied away from the spray sunscreens as my main sunscreen.  I use sprays only as a mid-late round touch up.

I stick to the lotions and have found good results with the Neutrogena UltraSheer DryTouch products for body and face.  My hands don't get greasy after applying.
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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:40 AM

I recently developed the same issue. I still get splotchy on my legs if I don't apply sun screen, so I think it is just some form of heat rash. I haven't found a sunscreen that keeps my legs from itching yet.

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I have developed a splotchy red rash on my legs after playing. I have been using either Coppertone Sport or Banana Boat Sport spray on  my legs, and wonder if I have developed an allergy. I use solar sleeves on my arms, so no problem there. Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, is there a good spray sunscreen for sensitive skin?

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

Are you sure it's not this?  https://www.verywell...culitis-3435796

I get it occasionally when it's really hot and humid.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:24 PM

View PostBKN1964, on 05 July 2018 - 08:52 AM, said:

Are you sure it's not this?  https://www.verywell...culitis-3435796

I get it occasionally when it's really hot and humid.
That sure looks like it. I walk when I play, and it has been hot and humid here in NC. It doesn't itch, or cause any other discomfort. Thanks.


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:03 PM

Coppertone Water Babies. SPF 50,  Broad Spectrum, and water/ sweat resistant. Great for sensitive skin.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:38 PM

View PostCactusGolf, on 04 July 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

As someone extremely sensitive to the sun, I've shied away from the spray sunscreens as my main sunscreen.  I use sprays only as a mid-late round touch up.

I stick to the lotions and have found good results with the Neutrogena UltraSheer DryTouch products for body and face.  My hands don't get greasy after applying.

This. I also swear by SKIN products.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:39 AM

View PostSonny217, on 07 July 2018 - 10:03 PM, said:

Coppertone Water Babies. SPF 50,  Broad Spectrum, and water/ sweat resistant. Great for sensitive skin.

Yep. One of my kids has a sensitivity to regular sunscreen and his redness/rash cleared up when we switched to the "kid safe" sunscreens.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:35 PM

I used to get terrible heat rash but I've completely fixed it by not using waterproof sunscreen. Waterproof sunscreen clogs pores and causes heat rash.

I use this stuff and it is awesome: https://www.amazon.c...ywords=piz buin

It ships from the UK but it arrives pretty quickly. I'm sure there are other good sunscreens available in the US but I dig the Piz Buin.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:39 PM

View Postcaniac6, on 04 July 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

I have developed a splotchy red rash on my legs after playing. I have been using either Coppertone Sport or Banana Boat Sport spray on  my legs, and wonder if I have developed an allergy. I use solar sleeves on my arms, so no problem there. Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, is there a good spray sunscreen for sensitive skin?
Ive had that issue occur with most Banana Boat sunscreen products. I have fairly sensitive skin and I have found that Nuetrogena and Sun Bum products I have zero issues with.

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