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Old November 23rd, 2011, 10:03 PM
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We're headed to Cozumel and Grand Cayman next week. I've heard a little bit about certain places wanting you to use biodegradable sunscreen. Where do they do this and is it mandatory? I guess I can understand why and all. But where do you buy bio. sunscreen?
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Never heard of it but I do get a bit cross at people who use the "oil" when they are using a pool, bad enough in the sea but in a pool it really messes it up.
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But where do you buy bio. sunscreen?
I'm sure it must be around at some stores, prob surfing/swimsuit specialty stores but since you will be in Cozumel, I do know for sure that the little shop at Wet Wendy's has a large selection of this stuff. We were there last week and noticed the display.

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Some taxi drivers deny knowing this place so if you want to go take the address with you. Its just down the road from the big square/clock/shoppping area so its easy to find and close to lots of shopping, so just make your way to the square then look for the street name/address.
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Never heard of it but I do get a bit cross at people who use the "oil" when they are using a pool, bad enough in the sea but in a pool it really messes it up.
All reputable medical authorities recommend using sunscreen whenever you will be exposed to the sun. That definitely includes being in a pool. Sorry if you feel it makes a mess but it is the proper thing to do for self protection.
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The biodegradbable sunscreen is a big push in Mexico for protecting the reefs and just plain keeping the water clean. I am surprised the cruise ships have not gotten on board with this trend as they all want to appear to be eco-friendly.
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I just looked at the bottle I purchased last June and it was purchased at Target.

They probably still carry it unless it's considered a "seasonal" product.

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All reputable medical authorities recommend using sunscreen whenever you will be exposed to the sun. That definitely includes being in a pool. Sorry if you feel it makes a mess but it is the proper thing to do for self protection.
Where did I say don't use sunscreen? I did say using the OIL makes a mess, you don't need to use OIL, that is the stuff people use to get a better tan. Sunscreen can be the biodegradable stuff the post was about.
While we are on the health aspects I don't know why people plaster themselves in factor 50+ something then lie in the sun just getting hot & sweaty without getting a suntan. Why bother?
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Check the Environmental Working Group's guide to sunblock. I am a big fan of natural sunblocks...Caribban Solutions and MexiTan are both very inexpensive (compared to other natural sunblocks) and both are biodegradable. I put Earth's Best Mineral Sunblock on my strawberry blond, fair-complected two-year-old son and he's never had a sunburn (not even close) and we spend a LOT of time in the sun--in pools, at parks and playgrounds, etc. It works beautifully. Good luck!
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