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  • Jocap, Cumbria
    started a topic Not Coping in a Hot Climate

    Not Coping in a Hot Climate

    I shy away from cruises to the sun; a few minutes in heat and I'm a sweaty mess, but the main problem is the lack of pigment in my skin. No matter how strong a cream, nor how frequently applied, I always manage to have a red streak somewhere on me.
    I'll tell you how bad it is- this October I was hanging washing out in brilliant sunshine- say eight or nine minutes. I came inside with a bright red nose and a red v where my top ended.
    We're a skin cancer family, and because I've had major burns as a child, I know it will happen to me one day.
    Last Jan was a special cruise for us- lots of sea days for me, and Caribbean islands for my snorkeller! I tried to go out, well-creamed, but the heat in the towns sent me back to the ship withing the hour.
    I managed to get burnt in a quick visit to forum friends who'd just flown in to Britannia... we all met outside a bar in Barbados as the sun was setting, so I thought I'd be fine- not!
    I sat reading in the shade on deck, and burnt my face from the reflection from the sea.
    Soon we'll be back doing the same cruise, and G is trying to persuade me to take some ship's excursions- surely I'll be out of the sun for much of those?
    I doubt it- I remember hiding behind the bus in Antigua years ago, as various sights were pointed out, and lathering on more cream. Memories of being burnt in Malta and Hawaii through cotton clothes come to mind.
    Anyone else like me, hate being out in the sun?

  • Gill Nickson, Albox
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    I love the sun, and sunbathe at every opportunity, wearing F.30. But as I live in Spain, it's just a matter of topping up on a regular basis. Consequently maintain the tan without gettng burnt.

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  • Broadbeam, Glasgow
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    Burquas are very handy they cover everything,can be made of cotton or silk so they don't sweat you,only thing wrong with them is you get some queer looks.

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  • islandgirl, The Chilterns
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    My Husband loves the heat and likes to sunbathe. I didn't sunbathe when I was younger as I had bad hay fever so was uncomfortable sitting out in a garden and preferred to be indoors. I prefer to sit in the shade as much as possible, I like the heat but not the sun.
    As I get older I sunbathe less and less as I don't mind be pale and 'interesting'...

    I used to prefer sightseeing holidays but my Husband always wanted to have beach holidays, so for years we always went on beach holidays, now we are retired we do have some sightseeing holidays, but my Husband still wants to sunbathe, so it's difficult.

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  • ilovesunshine, east yorks
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    We have just got home from India where we have been for 2 weeks. It was hot, around 32 to 35 most days. I love the sun but I have to be careful as I am taking chemotherapy tablets which can react with the sun. I used factor 50 on my face and body and also used a mineral powder foundation with sun protection on my face. It doesn't feel heavy or clog pores and I didn't burn at all. I always wore a light long sleeved top if going out in direct sunshine but tried to keep in the shade as much as possible.

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  • DUETTO, Staines
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    after my last cruise, only i get cancer[not skin, no hot now for 12 months because of radiotherapy/chemo], but the wife who never goes in the sun got melanoma on on pure white legs. on three month check ups after a having it moved.

    had always liked the sun before.
    Last edited by DUETTO, Staines; 9th December 2016, 08:03 AM.

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  • nannynemo, clacton
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    A good non perfumed sunscreen sunsense 30 goes in well and doesnt leave you all shiny ( M & S ) do it. in the white bottle unperfumed or the Australian Gold factor 30 45 and 50, Goes in well and they have a stick like lipsil so if you sweat it doesnt run in your eyes and make them water, You can get these on some cruiseships (Azamara) or on the internet, A wide brimmed hat is a " mobile Umbrella" and loose clothing made of 100 per cent cotton is a must, preferably long and flowing. A lot of people use the reflective umbrellas that keep the burning rays off and you tan through them, They are purple colour and made of the same stuff the baby tents that you see on uk and Medi beaches . I have had pre cancer and was recommended not to go below 20 for my sunscreen in uk ( I live at coast) and minimum 30 abroad. Always put on in the room/cabin before dressing let it dry then get dressed and off you go. Hope this helps.

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  • Jocap, Cumbria
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    Thank you for the tips... I wonder if the Sunsense 50 is what was prescribed for my mother after her skin cancer; she was supposed to wear it all year round. We had to remind the care staff when she was in a nursing home, as they thought it was a treat for her to be wheeled out into the sun.
    A parasol- now that's a good idea! I've taken a small umbrella when on tour to open sites in Greece in the past.
    Anyone else with this whiter than white skin, don't go to Ephesus without being completely covered, and with an umbrella, like the guides as there's NO shade anywhere on the site, and the marble paths reflect the heat.
    I look at the red haired Prince Harry, and wonder how he copes in strong sunshine, out in Afghanistan, or recently in the Caribbean.

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  • All at sea, Yorks
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    It must be very tricky for you Jocap having to avoid the sun as much as possible. I don't know which sun blocker you use and I've only tried the face cream but I've heard that Ultrasun has some good feedback as a sun protection product.

    I don't like heat just a pleasant warmth and cover my face and arms with moisturiser with an SPF built in. If we have a nice sunny summer day at home , I'm usually found sitting under the large parasol!

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  • Huntworth, Bridgwater
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    I'm another that gets burnt at the slightest exposure to the sun. On Celebrity Eclipse last year in Gran Canaria we spent a couple of hours at the Sunset Bar. I made certain I was in the shade. I still got horrible burnt, presumably from reflection. The most comic was some years ago in Tenerife we had a poolside lunch where the chairs were the criss-cross plastic type. Consequently I had the most enchanting criss-cross pattern on my back!

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  • jan lowden, sunderland (2)
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    I too used to be able to lie in the sun for hours when I was younger, No more though 20 mins or so and I get, A= too hot and B= bored! I think if I get a pleasant warm day I enjoy it more than intense heat. I am starting to worry about our land based holiday at the end of June in Malta next year. Its our 25th anniversary and when we married there we were both true sun worshippers, So, Factor 50 will be in the case along with my big floppy hat!!! Jan.

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  • Eileen Dallas, Torrevieja. Spain
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    I have lived here for more than 20 years, and have a typical Scottish colouring. Very little pigment in the skin, and red hair in the family.
    Over the years I have built up a protection in my skin. So I now have a glow, but not a tan.

    I never sit in the sun, but, obviously, I have to get around.
    I always walk in the shade, and at restaurants I will go inside if there is not enough shade on the terrace.

    I wear long loose dresses, and no underwear. I would never wear shorts or anything that tied round the waist
    A hat is a definite no-no. They make you perspire too much.
    My face always has a sun screen cream, and I have a a gel protection on my hair.
    Many of the Spanish women use a parasol.

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  • smtcan, Scarborough
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    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    I have a skin check every six months with my consultant dermatologist as my father and grandfather died of melanoma and I have loads of freckles and moles. He would rather I stay out of the sun but realises, for me that just isn't on.

    I use factor 50 to 70 these days and I use a body spray [Neutrogena] as I am more certain it reaches all parts. Not a total sun block but very very effective. I also have a very big rimmed sun hat.
    I don't get very tanned, just a healthy looking colour and crucially, I don't burn or go the slightest bit pink. I guess it helps I go away a lot so it's a case of 'topping up' the healthy look.

    Husband never goes pink, just a pleasant shade of brown. However, he has had two bouts of skin cancer, luckily the less serious basal cell, not melanoma. He is very careful now. The dermatologist said that it was his tanning years ago that caused the problem.

    Sheila

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  • Victoria, Aberystwyth
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    I don't like being out in the sun, and would never ever spend time on a beach. I also have a selection of wide brimmed hats.

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  • Mrs M
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    I have a skin check every six months with my consultant dermatologist as my father and grandfather died of melanoma and I have loads of freckles and moles. He would rather I stay out of the sun but realises, for me that just isn't on.

    I use factor 50 to 70 these days and I use a body spray [Neutrogena] as I am more certain it reaches all parts. Not a total sun block but very very effective. I also have a very big rimmed sun hat.
    I don't get very tanned, just a healthy looking colour and crucially, I don't burn or go the slightest bit pink. I guess it helps I go away a lot so it's a case of 'topping up' the healthy look.

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