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


I doubt there are many people with this particular sensitivity.  Even my
dermatologist didn't know what it was.  For most people I am sure a simple
application of sunscreen will do the trick as all they are concerned with is
sunburn.  But for me, it's a lifesaver.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 7:52 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] now sunblock- was-Air Layering now weather...


> Kitty - how ingenious of you!  Sounds like a tip that would be
> appreciated by one of the gardening magazines.
>
> Lynda
> Zone 7 - West TN
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2004 2:38 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.
>
> Kitty
> ----- 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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