Ok, so how did I get this?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Ok, so how did I get this?
Sun, 06-20-2010 - 10:19am
Ok, so how in the world do I get a sunburn by sitting in the shade? I saw my face, arms and and chest but this morning I was looking at some splotches on my ankle and my legs have a line where my capris were..... I suppose this means sunblock anytime I go out?????? Even in the shade?????


We did two days of yard sales and yes, I was outside but....  I sat in the SHADE!  I moved way before the sun got to me to AVOID this!  Color me confused... (ummmm red ;-)
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Registered: 09-17-2003
Sun, 06-20-2010 - 12:13pm

Hi Cheryl

Even when you think you are in the shade sometimes the sun will find you. Was it windy while you were out there? Yes you should wear sunscreen even in the shade in the summer time.



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 06-20-2010 - 6:49pm

So sorry you got burned, but yes, filtered sunlight and reflected sunlight can both burn!!

Susan siggie
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Sun, 06-20-2010 - 6:58pm
One year, I was sitting next to dh's white truck.

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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 10:49am

seems odd but I think the others have some explanations!

like sooze

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 3:27pm
Oh Cheryl-do I have some news for you. Check out this slideshow: Sun Protection Myths Vs. Facts. (Getting burned in the shade is mentioned)

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 5:42pm
I think my legs are 'normal' now.