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Re: now sunblock- was-Air Layering now weather...

Socks.  I bought a pair of medium weight, white ankle socks, 75% cotton, 25%
nylon.  I cut the toe at the toe seam and pulled them up.  They're the
perfect length to cover my entire forearm.  The cotton allows for
breathability, the nylon helps keep them snug so they don't fall down.  They
don't feel hot, either, and they aren't at all cumbersome.  They wash up
easily and don't unravel.  I put one application of SPF50 on to start, allow
a few minutes to dry, then pull on the socks.  Never reapplied sunscreen,
though I worked outside in sun most of the day, 3 days running.  No sunburn,
but best of all, no little raised bumps on my arms.  In the past, even with
shorter exposure time and repeated applications of sunscreen, I would get
those bumps that itched and hurt and the only thing to take them down was a
prescription ointment.  Since I no longer have insurance I was worried about
what I'd do when the ointment ran out.

If you have skinny arms you may have to search for skinnier socks, perhaps
children's knee-his.  Bigger arms might take a men's sock.  But I'm sure
there's something that work for everyone.  Admittedly, most people don't
have this peculiar sensitivity that I have.  My most endangered area was my
forearms.  Long sleeved shirts are awkward, bulky, hot.  This works for me.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2004 7:52 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] now sunblock- was-Air Layering now weather...

> Kitty-- you posted "I tested a new way to protect my arms from sun and
> it worked like a charm; thrilled I am."
> Wondering how?!?
> Donna
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