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

LOL! I can see it now!:)

My neighbors will really be yapping when I do this! They get a kick out
me now, between the baseball cap with pony tail hanging out, knee pads,
raggedy sweat pants, holey t-shirt, wet towel around my neck and now
wearing socks on my arms! They are going to have me and my weeds (native
plants) committed!


> Socks.  I bought a pair of medium weight, white ankle socks, 75%
> 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
> 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
> 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
> those bumps that itched and hurt and the only thing to take them down
> 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,
> children's knee-his.  Bigger arms might take a men's sock.  But I'm
> there's something that work for everyone.  Admittedly, most people
> have this peculiar sensitivity that I have.  My most endangered area
> my
> forearms.  Long sleeved shirts are awkward, bulky, hot.  This works
> 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
> > it worked like a charm; thrilled I am."
> >
> > Wondering how?!?
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
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