|That's like putting butter on burns|
|I think of sunscreen as a recent phenomenon. When I was a kid, people used suntan oil -- with the objective of getting a tan faster, not blocking anything. That was about it, except for remedies sold for sunburn.|
|*cringes at the thought of sunbathing in olive oil*|
|I think because they were out so much all year, they wouldn't burn. Even in the summer they are pretty covered up & do avoid being out in the middle of the day. My husband works out doors & only ever gets burnt on his back & shoulders if he cuts the grass with no t shirt or suncream. But his face & arms don't burn at all.|
|Lorna Hill was aware of the dangers of getting sunburnt on an icy mountain in 1957 (in Principal Role), and (belatedly) provides her characters with cream to limit the damage. It could just be one of the things that EBD ignored.
On a related subject, I was reading Oberland today, and it occured to me that the girls wear tinted glasses in the snow, but never in the sun. Were sun-glasses just not in use then, or would their shady hats have protected their eyes? The way they comment on each others appearence implies that sunglasses were not a regular feature.
|So weird - I've been wondering the same thing all week
She did approve of brown limbs though - it was a sign of health for her - remember how berrybrown Elisaveta was at the start of Camp? But then again, she liked how pale (or was that just frecklefree) Peggy was in Peggy. *muses*
|When I was in Cape Town, a girl in my dorm at the hostel got very badly burned climbing Table Mountain, the worst I have ever seen - THROUGH HER T-SHIRT. Her whole body was very red indeed. I still don't really understand how this happened (it might even have been worse under her t-shirt that it was on the exposed parts.|
|Joan the Dwarf wrote:|
This is something that a lot of people don't realise: a thin or loose-woven shirt isn't going to protect you! This is why walking shops stock clothing with SPF ratings on them.
ETA: it's always better to wear something rather than nothing, though: the increased burning under her shirt will've been because those parts weren't used to the sun.
My brother had skin cancer when he was 19 and I've been ultra-cautious ever since then.
|Quite a change now when it's a matter of everybody slapping suncream on themselves before even getting out of the car, or going shopping!|
output generated using printer-friendly topic mod. All times are GMT