Do you sweat more where there is sunscreen?

Discussion in 'Training / Health' started by jeepster93, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. jeepster93

    jeepster93 New Member

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    I need to wear sunscreen.
    On my bald head and on my nose, mostly.
    I am a fair skinned person, and have a good tan, like most of us do, as we spend a lot of time outside.
    But on rides over a couple of hours, I apply sunscreen to all exposed skin. I also live at altitude in Denver(5280ft above sea level, ). This adds like 20% more sun.

    First off...I am a sweater to begin with.

    Everywhere I apply the sunscreen I sweat more, than without it.
    My nose will drip sweat, if I put it just on my nose, my bald head will pour it with the sunscreen.

    I use a "sport" type(banana boat sport spf 30) sunscreen, so it doesn't come off.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2009
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I'm in Utah, so I'm familiar with low humidity, high desert weather. My guess would be that you're not sweating more, it's just not evaporating off you as rapidly due to the sunscreen.
     

  3. WonderBread

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    You could try to wear a large hat this way you get the sun on neither area
     
  4. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I'm fat so sun screen can cost to much. I prefer long light long sleeves and a hat.
     
  5. Ted

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    I was on the beach and I thought I was sweating more with the sunscreen. Long light long sleeves?
     
  6. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I like long sleeves for MTB riding. Keeps the sun and bugs/branches off me.