I enjoyed that discussion on sun allergies because I've been
wondering about the kinds of precautions people take re: sun burn,
skin cancer, etc. I've been reading "Windsurfing" magazine for a
while, and have looked in vain for articles on skin care and sun burn
prevention techniques. (Maybe they've covered this issue and I just
missed it?) As a fair skinned red head, I find it hard to identify
with all those bronzed bodies the magazine always pictures. Me, I'm
out there in a wet-suit (even on warmish days) or a shirt, and I try to
go out as late as possible (6:30 p.m.) to avoid the worst sun. I don't
really trust the
sun screen lotions I've used, even the waterproof ones. I inevitably
miss a spot, scrape it off when I fall off the board, or suffocate
because my pores can't breathe. And, though I'm not frying like I
did when I was an ignorant ***ager, I'm still getting more sun than I
should. Short of staying in all day, what can I do?
One of you recommended a sunscreen called P-20 (? available only in
Ireland?). Has it not been approved in the U.S.? What about lycra
body suits? Are these too hot? Do people wear gloves? What kind?
What's the best solution some of you have come up with to avoid sunburn?
Thanks in advance,