Jul. 11th, 2012

pinksonia: (*headdesk*)
So, in case you didn't know, and I'm not sure why you would, I have very pale skin. I've never tanned in my life; I just turn red and then go right on back to being very white. I even have difficulty buying stockings because they all look darker than my skin tone. So it should go without saying that I use a lot of sunscreen.

I'm sharing all this because it would appear that sometime this weekend I developed an allergy to sunscreen. Both of my arms as well as my neck and upper chest are currently covered in little, red, itchy bumps. I started noticing them appearing on the inside of my right elbow during [livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu's concert last night but I thought it was just a weird cluster of bug bites. As of this morning, when my arms were covered, I thought maybe the artifacts I had washed yesterday gave me poison ivy, though it didn't really look like poison ivy.

When my neck broke out I realized it was only on places I've been putting sunscreen while I'm out monitoring. I even used this same sunscreen last week without a problem (although it was new last week, since the previous week I had finished a bottle of a different brand). Looks like I'm going to be trying out that previous brand again... after I take some Benadryl (and go to sleep)
pinksonia: (*headdesk*)
So, in case you didn't know, and I'm not sure why you would, I have very pale skin. I've never tanned in my life; I just turn red and then go right on back to being very white. I even have difficulty buying stockings because they all look darker than my skin tone. So it should go without saying that I use a lot of sunscreen.

I'm sharing all this because it would appear that sometime this weekend I developed an allergy to sunscreen. Both of my arms as well as my neck and upper chest are currently covered in little, red, itchy bumps. I started noticing them appearing on the inside of my right elbow during [livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu's concert last night but I thought it was just a weird cluster of bug bites. As of this morning, when my arms were covered, I thought maybe the artifacts I had washed yesterday gave me poison ivy, though it didn't really look like poison ivy.

When my neck broke out I realized it was only on places I've been putting sunscreen while I'm out monitoring. I even used this same sunscreen last week without a problem (although it was new last week, since the previous week I had finished a bottle of a different brand). Looks like I'm going to be trying out that previous brand again... after I take some Benadryl (and go to sleep)

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