Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I love the sun...it doesn't necessarily love me back.

I know that this time of year brings that beautiful, golden ball of warmth closer to our hemisphere. Where it begins to show it's face more and more. And everyone loves it.

Me included.

Unfortunately my skin has some issues with this sudden change from a Vitamin D deficient life to being pumped full of those beautiful rays of warmth and UV.

I do wear sunscreen because I burn easily but I usually forget to put it on the first few times out. And even when I do my skin doesn't necessarily burn.

It erupts.

Yes it erupts into an ugly, itchy, skin rash that is caused by all of this extra exposure to the sun. Usually I only get it on the back of my hands. This year my neck seems to have joined in this rash party and it isn't pretty.

It isn't pretty at all.

19 comments:

Vanessa said...

Maybe Dr. Stone can fix you.

It's our Scandinavian skin. We don't get along with the sun that well.

Barbaloot said...

I'm so sorry-I can definitely relate. My Irish/English blood isn't crazy about the sun either. I've become resigned to buying lotions that always have SPF in them. If pale is ever in, I'm good to go:)

Amander said...

Yuck. I get a sun rash, but it is usually all over my body. It looks like I have tiny zits everywhere.

Does your rash stay for long? I also found mine actually gets worse when I use sunscreen (and of course, when I don't, I still get a rash and a horrible blistered burn). Lovely.

I hope it feels better soon!

Kristina P. said...

Oh, that looks so painful!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Man oh Man! That is no fun! Why must the sun torture us? Especially those that love it!

tammy said...

Well that's not fun!

Jenny said...

no fun in the sun for you!

Cynthia said...

Ouch! My Mom gets this too. I'm sorry!

Madalyn said...

O sad, that looks like it hurts!

the fowlers said...

i get that, too! it's our dang genetics! i actually had to take antihistamines because the sun would give me such bad hives. boo, skin.

Kim said...

My friend has that, too. It sucks b/c I like to do outdoor things in summer and hers really limits what she can do in the daytime when it's sunny. :)

M-Cat said...

Ouch! My poor son is the same. Burn, peel, burn, peel.....

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Me toooooooooooo!!! I am Scandanavian too and it's genetic. My dermatologist said it's called PMLE. I get it every spring to mid summer on my arms, face, ears, and chest. I haaaaaaaaaaate it! The dermatologist said after a few months it gets "better" (or less itchy) because the skin goes into a hardening phase. So weird.

Jo said...

Owie! Poor white lady.

Teachinfourth said...

Maybe you are part Albino?

That Girl said...

Sympathies and commiserations.

Ouch.

tiburon said...

I used to get a long with the sun - notsomuch anymore.

That looks painful! I suggest a Burka.

ramsam said...

Ouchy!
I would die without my sun fix!

C.C. said...

Sunburns and sunrashes are never fun. My sister in law gets these whenever she is in too cold of a climate or too warm of one. Perhaps an icepack would help the redness go down? I worked as a lifeguard for several summers and that seemed to help some of our staff who had this occur to them.