Thursday, March 18, 2010

I am the other white meat

It's official: I am the other white meat.  I made sure to cover myself in SPF 50 before heading out.  It doesn't matter.  I am doomed.  I simply cannot go on vacation without a sunburn.  I always manage to burn a spot somewhere, somehow.  I go from white to red and back to white.  I don't tan.

This morning was absolutely fabulous. The sun was shining. I was outside shortly after 11. I previously mentioned that I was nicknamed Casper as a young adult and I even posted a picture of a sunburn I suffered from last year.

This time, I fell asleep on my tummy. I stayed less than 2 hours in the sun in total and I apparently had not SPFed the back of my legs properly. "So what are you doing tonight, MissIPP?"

-I'm applying vinegar compresses to my sunburn! What else is there to do on vacation?

The afternoon was grey so we played cards (Tock) on the balcony and drank more pina coladas. Regrettably, the car was in he shop, so no shopping today :o(  Tomorrow morning we plan to benefit from the warm sun again.  Depending on the weather, we might go to the flea market. Tonight was a stay-at-home evening, hence the vinegar compresses on my legs to soothe the red, hot flesh!


  1. omg girl!!! you should also use some aloe vera cream or body lotion on the area, I do tan a lot but also get sunburn and man it hurts!! I hope yours doesn't hurt that much ;)

  2. OW! If you get tired of vinegar, witch hazel is great for sunburn.. sometimes it will even prevent the dreaded peeling. :]

    Feel better and stay safe.

  3. OH no!! I hope the rest of your trip stays burn free!

  4. Oh, I didn't know about this vinegar compression thing! I'll keep that in mind, just in case, for the future~ hope you are enjoying yourself XD

  5. Sunburn update: the back of my leg is low very lightly pink; almost as if it never happened. My arms are also pink instead of beet red now.

    @Rasilla: vinegar works wonders! It doesn't take the redness away, but it stops the heat sensation and the pain. A trick I learned after a first degree burn in Cancun!

  6. Ouch! I've had that kind of sunburn before all over my body, even my eyelids! It was horrible, but that's what I get from laying under the european sun for 6 hrs straight without anything on and starting off white as a sheet. Isabel, I hope you are fully recovered.