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To prefer to wear at least some clothes when I'm out in the sun?

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Wheniwasyourage Fri 30-May-14 19:22:22

Yesterday I bought some sun cream (we live in hope) - Boots' Soltan, which I have used for years - and on the back it says "Avoid contact with fabric". But for how long? While it is being rubbed in? For the 15 minutes you are advised to wait before you go out in the sun? Or perhaps until you wash it all off again?

As I don't think the neighbours would like it if I went out in the altogether, and I probably wouldn't be allowed into Tesco's, how am I to avoid getting burnt in the sun? Any advice would be welcome, preferably before I am arrested.

JessM Fri 30-May-14 19:39:16

A burka and no sun cream would work. Or visit a nudist beach. But both burkas and too much sun cream can cause vitamin D deficiency. You cannot possibly win - that is the main thing to bear in mind.

tanith Fri 30-May-14 19:40:54

Don't you put sunscreen on the body parts that are exposed? The ones that aren't clothed anyway. So the clothes wouldn't be in contact anyway.

Ana Fri 30-May-14 19:43:12

It's just to cover themselvves (!) in case you sue them for staining your clothes.

annodomini Fri 30-May-14 20:15:25

Arms, face, legs and chest need to be anointed. If I'm swimming, I need someone to 'do' my back, but otherwise I keep as much covered as is comfortable, since one melanoma was enough for me. I don't recall sunscreen ever doing any damage to my clothing and I've used gallons of the stuff in my time.

Agus Fri 30-May-14 23:16:14

I've used Soltan often When and never had any staining on clothes. Actually had some sunscreen on today. grin

rosesarered Sat 31-May-14 16:52:08

never been a problem for me either, but I only put it on exposed skin anyway.

PRINTMISS Sun 01-Jun-14 07:40:13

I have to wear sunscreen of some sort over my nose throughout the year. Even the hint of sun will sprout spots. Visits to the doctor did result in some freezing treatment, which worked for a while, but this is not longer available. A peaked cap whilst I am playing bowls is essential! It is really annoying when the other half peers closely at my face and says 'you've got a spot on your nose'.

Marmight Sun 01-Jun-14 08:41:53

Anno I have a wonderful 'implement' rather like a spatula with a sponge on it which allows me to apply unctions to the parts my arms can't reach - viz. the back. I think they are available in Boots but I got mine in the 'cancer' shop in Oz. I use it every day!

Laura85 Fri 06-Jun-14 00:29:11

I think it is just while you apply it. I have stained a few clothes by getting it on light clothing. I'm not sure going outside with no clothes on is a good idea, I know for one my neighbours wouldn't be to impressed. Fingers crossed we finally get some good weather soon.

rosesarered Fri 06-Jun-14 20:12:48

Where I live, going out with no clothes is not an option. Too chilly most of the time, and you tend to get arrested.

Wheniwasyourage Sat 07-Jun-14 16:42:18

What a relief - just out after a short spell in jug for going out with no fabric within reach of my suncream! Should have avoided those policemen outside Tesco's... grin

Ana, I'm sure you're right that they just don't want to be sued, but they could give a bit more advice about whether to avoid light-coloured clothing in particular (me too, Laura85), or to be careful for a certain amount of time. It just seems careless to me, like all the food labels which seem to suggest that rogue peanuts may be wandering around the factory, or say that the machinery used to make whatever it is was previously used for something containing nuts (don't they wash their machines properly?). All the responsibility is put on the user who has to pay for the privilege of taking it. hmm