Yes, I've done it again. Went to the beach yesterday — specifically, Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester — and used that Coppertone spray stuff (it was SPF 30 this time). But despite the almost perfect weather (not beastly hot, not blindingly sunny), I still wound up with a bad sunburn. And it's a bit worse than the last time: my back is red (or at least the right side of it is), my upper lip is burnt (I actually went out and bought Blistex for it), I've got a red neck, and my face? Well, someone this morning asked me if I'd slept in a radiation zone last night because I've got that redness below my eyes again. But since I haven't scared any young children yet, I'm going to say he was just exaggerating.
Point is, that Coppertone spray stuff sucks. I will use it no longer. I mean, it's not so bad; after all, the blotchy white circles where it actually worked prove that it does, in fact, work. But the point is, it doesn't cover my body all that well, and it certainly doesn't protect my face. So, no more. From now on, it's lotion, lotion, lotion. No more spray. A friend of mine recommended this Peter Thomas Roth stuff, but frankly, I just can't justify spending $26 for sunblock, so we'll see.
Anyway, blah blah blah. Today I just feel silly for getting burned again for the second time in a month, and basically for the same reason. So I thought I'd share that I sorta kinda almost maybe hopefully learned my lesson this time.