Sun protection

Options
Brenda5
Brenda5 Member Posts: 2,423
edited December 2019 in Day to day
Since treatment my skin has become extremely sun sensitive. I cannot stand out in the direct sun for 5 whole minutes or I start to burn and my hair and skin become very hot.
I now carry sunscreen in my bag if I go out shopping. I also have a cap in my bag if needed.
I love fishing and kayaking and there is no way I am giving it up even though I have developed a squamous cell carcinoma on my face which I will be getting cut out by a specialist surgeon  two days before Christmas.
I found this fantastic long brim cap to wear and it has a drawstring for the face. It is amazingly cool to wear and doesn't put pressure on my nose like the neck scarf types do. I love it! 
 https://sunprotection.com.au/product/workwear-adapt-cap-ultimate/   
I still put sunscreen on for the times I am fiddling with a fish with the face part down and a long sleeve fishing shirt, finger-less gloves, spf long pants (yes, I have even been burned through thin stretch leggings), surf shoes and sock tops to protect the gap between my pants and shoes while in a yak. Yep even with sunscreen on I have had my ankles burned. 
Tagged:

Comments

  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 7,739
    edited December 2019
    Options


    I don’t like wearing sunscreen any more ... just more chemicals added to he body by absorption. :( 

    When I am in my yak gear, the only flesh you see is my fingers.  I wear gloves to protect the backs of my hands and lower wrist, Long sleeved shirts for my arms, long trousers with my socks over the bottom so my ankles aren’t exposed .... and a buff around my neck that covers my nose and up under my eyes.  My wide brimmed hat covers my head and I wear sunglasses too.  

    I had had a couple of those ‘araphats’ but didn’t like them .... 
  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 7,739
    Options
    hahaha .  Now wouldn't THAT be a good headline!!

    This was an 80cm flattie from a few weeks back!!  Been busted off by bigger!!
  • Brenda5
    Brenda5 Member Posts: 2,423
    Options
    I think my personal best on a flattie is only about 43cm. I am an infant on fishing.