What better way to celebrate the first official day of summer than to go to the beach? My super sensitive skin + three hours of lying in the sun when it's at its strongest = TAG, what the hey were you thinking?
I did a little online research and I would like to thank eCureMe for the following information.
Mild sun poisoning is defined as red, itchy, scaly skin in patches. Check, check, check, check.
Perfume - especially with lemon oils, is a risk factor. Fresh Lemon Sugar is my summer scent. I wore it to the beach that day. I live for everything lemon scented and would never have guessed that it could be associated with something so heinous.
A word of wisdom from the not-so-wise. WEAR SUNBLOCK. Apply it evenly and in thick layers and while you are still indoors. Do not lay in the sun for three hours.
Despite scalding myself, the rest of the weekend was nice. I got to spend a lot of time with some close girlfriends for dear MMM's birthday.
Here we are pre-poisoned TAG...
...and here we are post-poisoned TAG.
You can bet that I will be stocking up on that new Banana Boat spray. I am one hot child in the city. Literally.