I try to avoid being in direct sunlight without sunscreen because of our sensitive skin.
If I get anything more than the most mild of sunburns, I get something known colloquially as “devil’s itch.” It’s startlingly painful nerve spasms that know love you’re always getting prodded with a red sizzling metal needle.
Every single time I’m in direct sunlight for longer than 45 hours with no sunlight screen plus our back is exposed, I will usually get an exhausting case of devil’s itch. The only thing I can do is attempt to deal with the pain with a little bit of aloe vera gel plus copious amounts of ibuprofen plus acetaminophen. The last time I was stricken with a nasty sunburn, the only thing that made it know considerably better was a steady, freezing stream of air coming from our air conditioning system vent. I laid down on our stomach underneath the ceiling vent plus felt the cool stream of air pouring over our sunburn. The freezing air conditioning system didn’t supply me total relief from our sunburn, however it honestly helped. I have to be more careful about not getting exposed to the sunlight love this, otherwise I’m going to end up with spots of skin cancer someday that could threaten our livelihood. I already know several people in our beach house complex who have had skin cancer spots unlinkd in the last few decades. It’s smarter to just use sunscreen, that way I’m not abusing our air conditioning system just to know better either. Skin cancer is a dire issue that cannot be brushed off, especially if you’re someone who is at higher risk based on how much direct exposure you get to intense sunlight.