Teaching horse camp this summer... beating the heat and staying shaded?
I just got a job teaching at a really great local summer camp. It's very established and has a great reputation. My friend is the equestrian director and I know it will be a good experience.
I had skin cancer 3 years ago (I was 25) and had to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from my face.
I'm very worried about sun exposure, any tips (besides: wear sunscreen). Best lotions, things that don't run, hats I can wear around horses with out being super annoying, best skin covering clothes I can wear to the barn and outside and not die of heat?
I just posted on a different thread that my current favorite sun shirts are Ex Officio (and often come at large discounts from Sierra Trading Post.)
With your history, I'd probably go for one of the high SPF shirts that are purpose made for skin protection. They usually have vents across the upper back and under the arms. I'm cooler with a long sleeve shirt on than with the sun beating down on me.
I had a really bad burn myself and my derm had me using Ombrelle. Pricey, but your health is worth it. That was a while ago and there might be something better out there... ask your dermatologist maybe? They would know about UVA/B blocking fabrics as well.
I would start collecting wide brimmed straw hats and make a fashion statement myself!
Use Burts Bees Lifeguards Choice for your lips...don't forget they can get chapped from sun exposure too. I also use Burts Bees (yes I am obsessed no I don't work for the company in any way) aftersun stuff. It is AMAZING. It has definitely prevented peeling etc. When I worked as a wrangler our boss made us put sunscreen on every morning and every afternoon before rides. Making it into part of the routine really helps.
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