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I haven ongoing battle with basal cells carcinomas that have to be removed at some serious expense. And I love to sail 3x a week. Bad combination. I always use sun screen of the 70 version. The other day I noticed a couple fishermen on the water with some sort of mask that seemed to cover almost their full face. Do sailors use these as well? And would anyone here have experience and a recommendation? Only ones I have seen have fish graphics... :) I would not want anyone thinking me a fisherman...
 

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agreed this comes from younger years before sunscreen. All docs tell me I did the major damage decades ago. But I have been a careful outdoors guy for 25 years now and still the growths keep coming...

but i grow tired of the use of sunblock creams which are a pain to apply and due to frequency of sailing have done some other weird things to my skin. I may try one of these products and see if ease of use and full cover at least slows the basals. I have been dealing with these since 1984 and now have an excellent skin surgeon. I moved on form general dermotologists long ago. Will report back on whether I like this new covering. As to what it looks like, I could care less.

Ordinary pancake makeup is probably the best thing to use for sun block, especially in the tropics. Commercial fishermen have been using this stuff effectively for decades.

As for those basil cell lesions, they just didn't happen overnight - that is the result of years of neglecting to cover up. Even if you went to a face mask, you would likely still have experienced them.

All the best,

Gary :cool:
 
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