Last week when hiking shirtless, I underestimated the Sun's January intensity here in Phoenix, and once I was home, I found I had somewhat of a red-pink tinge to my back and chest. Being Polish, that happens often. White - pink - red. No tan, essentially. To avoid a nasty, itchy, peel, about 20 years ago I began wearing white cotton t-shirts after such quasi-burns, and slathering on moisturizing lotion on arms and legs not covered in white cotton, a few times a day. Well, a week later, I've still not peeled or blistered, and the "home remedy" has been extremely effective. The look, the feel, the usefulness, of cotton.
Note: if the cotton t-shirt has an emblem or logo printed on it, it's almost guaranteed that the lack of "breathability" will cause a localized peel on the skin under the printed area after an over-exposure to UV.
Maybe I should patent this.... some really stupid things are already patented.
1 year ago