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When I am going swimming in the pool my skin gets tanned due to sun.

  • Which SPF value is suitable for my purpose?
  • Should I go for some specific ingredient, so that the lotion won't dissolve in water?
  • Are there other possibilities how to effectively protect against UV radiation from the sun?
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    It's called a rash guard. – ShemSeger Apr 14 '15 at 18:11
  • @PaulPaulsen hope this is better – JigarGandhi Apr 14 '15 at 18:11
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    Many sunscreens claim not to dissolve off in water. However, what SPF value you need is something only you can answer. It depends on how easily you burn, which is somewhat correlated to how light your skin is. We have no way of knowing either so answers can only be speculation. – Olin Lathrop Apr 14 '15 at 18:34
  • @JigarGandhi Thanks, I think that is a lot better. – Paul Paulsen Apr 14 '15 at 21:46
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You will want to look for a sun cream that is designed for swimming - don't bother looking for specific ingredients, look for the bottles that say they are for sun and swim.

Usually in addition to the SPF they will have a rating or guide as to how often you need to reapply (eg every swim, or every two swims)

@ShemSeger's comment is the recommended way to protect children, and those who burn easily - get a Rash Vest or Sun Top. Typically these have an SPF over 50 and this doesn't need topping up through the day.

  • I was that child always in a t-shirt in the pool :) it was just much easier because swimming every day for several hours for two weeks... my mum got fed up of reapplying so often. To be honest, I now have PLE so have to still wear a t-shirt if swimming for too long! – Aravona Apr 15 '15 at 6:51
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    I don't burn easy, I just lazy and don't like putting oily, smelly lotion all over my body every hour or so. – ShemSeger Apr 15 '15 at 19:57

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