I need the smartest and most well-informed amongst you to help me out. For times when I will be spending extended periods of time (1.5 hours) under the full brunt of the sun (for example, surfing) and cannot go without sunscreen -- which brand do you recommend and why?
I personally like to use Bullfrog because of its formulation that allows it go on quick and dry quickly. Not to mention it is water-proof.
It is by far the most handy sunscreen on the market -- but is it the healthiest? I dunno.
Sock it to me and have a great Memorial Day!
PS I guess I should be clear on what I am asking. I am less concerned about just shielding myself from the sun, than I am about potentially dangerous interactions between the compounds in the sunscreen, the sun and my skin. i.e. Do I want to be absorbing oxybenzone into my skin?
PPS As much as I'd love to go without sunscreen, I can only do so for about 30 to 45 mins or I risk a severe burn. Aside from the the sun directly overhead, there is plenty of radiation reflected from the water too.