7/13/2005

I Want to Feel Sunlight on my Face

Filed under: — Kate @ 12:57 pm EST

Desert Trip: A Packing List for the Freakishly Pale:

Fallene Total Block Clear Sunblock, SPF 65 (for face in strong sun)

Hawaiian Tropic Ozone Sunblock SPF 70 (for body in strong sun)

Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunblock, SPF 45 (for face the rest of the time)

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Oil-Free Sunblock Lotion, SPF 45 (for body the rest of the time)

Banana Boat Aloe Vera with Vitamin E Sunscreen Lip Balm, SPF 30 (lips burn, too)

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, Fair Skin Tones (for my efforts to make my skin look less translucent)

Stylish every day sunglasses (for any time there’s daylight, or when I have a hangover)

Oversized sunglasses (for those moments in extra blazing sun)

-Big floppy black hat (to wear when dressed up)

-Big floppy navy hat with chin tie (to wear in the wind)

-White bucket hat (to wear the rest of the time when I don’t want to look perfectly idiotic)

3 Responses to “I Want to Feel Sunlight on my Face”

  1. Stan Says:

    I usually just choose to burn and peel. It keeps my hands from getting all greasy.

  2. Kate Says:

    Stan, I hope you’re kidding, but I know how you feel. I often choose to just stay indoors rather than apply sunblock because I hate the way it feels. I only ever go to the beach at night. I’m such a vampire. :-p

    Anyway, aside from hating the pain of sunburn, skin cancer runs in both sides of my family. My dad has had two lesions removed so far. No melanoma or anything really scary, but I’m not taking any chances.

    A tip: make a note of the “dry touch” and “oil free” products. They are really great and don’t feel greasy at all.

  3. Stan Says:

    I am joking, although sometimes, I do burn. I try real hard not to, but with the fair skin, it can’t be helped sometimes. I usually opt for the special lotion applicator. I love it. You never get your hands oily and it apples a much more even coat that I usually do manually. It also can be used for aloe lotion in the even that you do get burned. It took me 17 years to find one. It’s called Krista if you’re interested. :)