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nurseypoo5 August 27th, 2007 05:24 PM

Should I wear a shirt??
 
Ok, now before the captian falls over in a fit of giggles, let me 'splain.

Like ive said i'm whiter than white. Sometimes i burn easily sometimes not so much. If you had no pigment cept freckles, would you just always keep a shirt on even while snorkling? I'm sure being in the actual water will make me burn. I have lots of sunscreen but you know if you swim for a while and use a towel your fair game soon after.

I dont want to ruin my week with a painful burn. I thought about tanning for the n ext week but it just seems hopeless at this point.

THanks....

ready2gonow August 27th, 2007 05:30 PM

Do whatever it takes to protect yourself from the sun! If you need to wear a shirt in the water -- do it! However, most companies ask that you wear a life jacket while snorkeling, so that will give you some coverage. Just remember, the people you are worrying about impressing while snorkeling, won't be there when you're nursing a sunburn! 8)

Irish Shark August 27th, 2007 05:30 PM

A sweatshirt would work better. :wink:

RobRen August 27th, 2007 05:32 PM

Where are you going? If it's the Caribbean then yes, I would suggest wearing a tee-shirt while snorkeling. What really gets burned are your shoulders because that's what is most exposed to the intense Caribbean sun. You burn much more easily in the Caribbean.

How do I know? From experience. I blistered my shoulders in Cancun. Of course that was 23 years ago...but I still remember!

Sometimes on snorkeling excursions they make you wear a lifevest (you inflate it only if you're in trouble). In that case your shoulders are covered so you're okay but if you really burn easily, why take a chance and ruin your vacation.

And by the way, it's actually a very good question!

trarecar August 27th, 2007 05:40 PM

Note to self: pack a shirt for snorkeling

LOL

CaptainEdwardJohnSmith August 27th, 2007 05:46 PM

Re: Should I wear a shirt??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nurseypoo5
Ok, now before the captian falls over in a fit of giggles, let me 'splain.

Like ive said i'm whiter than white. Sometimes i burn easily sometimes not so much. If you had no pigment cept freckles, would you just always keep a shirt on even while snorkling? I'm sure being in the actual water will make me burn. I have lots of sunscreen but you know if you swim for a while and use a towel your fair game soon after.

I dont want to ruin my week with a painful burn. I thought about tanning for the n ext week but it just seems hopeless at this point.

THanks....

Nurseysweetie,
For the sake of the Captain's ticky ticker, please be careful how you title your threads. I think you are bent on giving me cardiac arrest and if that happens, it will be up to you to come give the Captain mouth to mouth
LMAO L O L LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
Captain's also volunteering to tag along and keep that sunscreen lotion flowing freely and generously applied where/as needed.......
LMAO LOL LOL

Happy cruising sweetheart :)

Captain

marvlgirl August 27th, 2007 06:57 PM

There is a great waterproof 40spf sunscreen out there by Coppertone. My DH uses it and plans on it in November when we go. He is extremely fair skinned and burns just thinking about going in the sun.

Also we are getting him a rash gaurd and I would suggest you get that also. You can wear it over your suit and then just put suncreen on your arms. They do make rash guards in long sleeve also though.

Just google Rash Guards and you will get a ton of sites that come up. They range anywhere in the $20-$40 range. Definitely worth the money.

cutiecat August 27th, 2007 07:38 PM

Even with a tan you are still susceptible to sun burn-tan does not help with burning (done extensive research on sun/sun damage for a project in nursing school) contrary to popular belief...

Wal-Mart carries a brand of sunscreen, called Ocean Potion, that is FABULOUS. I won't use anything else, and it's the only kind I can use on my face that doesn't make it feel like it's on fire... I love whoever made it! They make a sport version too. And it's a big bottle for like $4.50.

nurseypoo5 August 27th, 2007 07:55 PM

thanks ya'll (and capt your crazy, but i love you!)

ocean potion? i went to walmart last night and bought 3 brands lol, NOAD and coppertone spray...oh and i bought solarcaine lol.

anyway, i wonder if i can get that easier in galveston as dallas/ft worth has nothing like that one! sounds good tho!

i've never heard of the rash thing, but i leave in 8 days so i doubt i can get one :( bummer.


tshirts it is! i'll bring lots of them! I hope they dont force me to wear a lifejacket blown up since i like to dive with the snorkle too.

trarecar August 27th, 2007 08:13 PM

I haven't even learned how to snorkel yet!

Another note to self: Go to the lake this weekend and learn how to snorkel.

Donna August 27th, 2007 08:45 PM

Actually a good idea to wear a t-shirt while snorkeling. You could burn and not even feel it then, because you are in the water.

I also have a suggestion. About a month before you cruise, start getting a base tan at a tanning spa...Just start with 5 minutes, no more and just go once a week until the week before you cruise, then twice. It always helps me NOT burn when down in the Caribbean. Just be careful and still use a good sun screen.

beenie weenie August 27th, 2007 09:23 PM

Nurseybabe, worry not... go to eBay.put "rashguard"into the search button. these garments are made out of material that blocks out alot of the sun. They are used by surfers, snorkelers andand scuba dicers to protect your skin from UV and other things that can ruin a vacation. they are lightweight and I highly recommend them

nurseypoo5 August 27th, 2007 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donna
Actually a good idea to wear a t-shirt while snorkeling. You could burn and not even feel it then, because you are in the water.

I also have a suggestion. About a month before you cruise, start getting a base tan at a tanning spa...Just start with 5 minutes, no more and just go once a week until the week before you cruise, then twice. It always helps me NOT burn when down in the Caribbean. Just be careful and still use a good sun screen.

i leave in a week :( or is it :)

FirstCoastCruiser August 27th, 2007 09:39 PM

Nurseypoo5,

Although it looks like you already loaded up on sunblock, another good one recommended to me by my dermatologist, is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 45. It's the new mist type - non-greasy, waterproof, sprays on evenly and has little to no scent.

All the other brands tend to burn my face and eyes but not this one. It is a little more, like $10 for a 5oz can, but worth it IMO.

Have a great time!

thegambler August 27th, 2007 09:49 PM

You definitely need to wear a T-shirt when snorkeling if you burn easily. Many snorkelers and SCUBA divers wear T-Shirts. But, you also need to apply a high number sun block before you put the T-Shirt on. We have seen people on cruises that actually had the logo (on the back of the T-Shirt they were wearing while snorkeling) sunburned onto their back. Not only that, they were in a world of hurt! Don't forget the aloe vera gel or something that will relieve sunburn just in case.

tcoach August 28th, 2007 05:11 AM

nursey
 
Use the t'shirts to wrap the booze (from previous post) !!! Also, when you and the Capt'n form the next cruise group please Please count us in!!! lol :wink:
Tom & Re

CaptainEdwardJohnSmith August 28th, 2007 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nurseypoo5
thanks ya'll (and capt your crazy, but i love you!)...........

Captain loves you too sweetheart! :) :)

Here's wishing you a fabulous cruise, plenty of blue skies, calm waters and also Lady Luck looking over you at the Casino.

Captain :)

mehawk August 28th, 2007 10:01 AM

Once, I was in Cancun and I wore a T-shirt from a world-famous eatery while I was outside during the day. That evening, I removed the shirt and noticed something on my chest. I couldn't make it out. I looked in the mirror and on my chest was the logo from the T-shirt that I was wearing. The paint in the print blocked the sun and made a great impression on me. The eatery... Hard Rock Cafe... Cancun LOL

CaptainEdwardJohnSmith August 28th, 2007 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mehawk
Once, I was in Cancun and I wore a T-shirt from a world-famous eatery while I was outside during the day. That evening, I removed the shirt and noticed something on my chest. I couldn't make it out. I looked in the mirror and on my chest was the logo from the T-shirt that I was wearing. The paint in the print blocked the sun and made a great impression on me. The eatery... Hard Rock Cafe... Cancun LOL



That's freaking HILARIOUS LOL LOL LOL LOL Mehawk

Say it ain't so............. LOL LOL LOL

Captain :)

RedhairNFreckles August 28th, 2007 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mehawk
Once, I was in Cancun and I wore a T-shirt from a world-famous eatery while I was outside during the day. That evening, I removed the shirt and noticed something on my chest. I couldn't make it out. I looked in the mirror and on my chest was the logo from the T-shirt that I was wearing. The paint in the print blocked the sun and made a great impression on me. The eatery... Hard Rock Cafe... Cancun LOL

LOL,at least you had a kewl "brand" on ya.....could have been worse if you had a T-shirt on that said, "my mother-in-law bought me this shirt".....lol.

CaptainEdwardJohnSmith August 28th, 2007 12:23 PM

Re: nursey
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tcoach
..............when you and the Capt'n form the next cruise group please Please count us in!!! lol :wink:
Tom & Re

The possibilities are endless, imagine this, on formal night:

Captain immaculately 8) dressed in his regala uniform
Nurseypoo dressed to kill :wink: in her medical outfit
Cameras rolling........I'll leave the rest of what follows to your imagination

That would be a riot, no wait, MUTINY would be more appropriate considering we are on a ship...LMAO LOL LOL LOL

Captain :)

carnie August 28th, 2007 01:06 PM

Loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and long pants made from tightly woven fabric offer the best protection. A wet T-shirt offers you much less UV protection than does a dry one, but if you're in the water a T-shirt will help. Just be sure to use sunblock with high SPF, too.

BobMiller August 28th, 2007 03:47 PM

I have the same skin type you described and am notorious for quick sunburns that used to ruin my vacations by the second day. I have found that, like Donna, a few visits to the tanning bed makes a big difference. I start 30 days out at 5 minutes but I go twice per week to build up enough tan. First 3 trips 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and 15 minutes respectively. Then the rest are at the prescribed limit for the type of tanning bed being used.

It works, I have never had a significant burn on vacations where I prepared with the tanning bed. Also, I can reduce the number of occasions where I need sunscreen. I really don’t like wearing the stuff.

Still I will frequently wear a T-shirt while in the sun or snorkeling. Don’t want to tempt the fates too much.

nurseypoo5 August 29th, 2007 12:02 AM

Re: nursey
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainEdwardJohnSmith
Quote:

Originally Posted by tcoach
..............when you and the Capt'n form the next cruise group please Please count us in!!! lol :wink:
Tom & Re

The possibilities are endless, imagine this, on formal night:

Captain immaculately 8) dressed in his regala uniform
Nurseypoo dressed to kill :wink: in her medical outfit
Cameras rolling........I'll leave the rest of what follows to your imagination

That would be a riot, no wait, MUTINY would be more appropriate considering we are on a ship...LMAO LOL LOL LOL

Captain :)

diet dr pepper just spewed out of my nose!

huffca August 29th, 2007 01:39 AM

Slip - Slap - Slop!
 
I am a volunteer with our American Cancer Society. And, one of our Mission Delivery Messages is to....

Slip on a Shirt!
Slap on a Hat!
and
Slop on the Sunscreen!

Protect yourself in the sun. Not only because of the pain of a burn. You are young and pretty... don't invite skin cancer into your life.

http://www.cancer.org

Carol

CaptainEdwardJohnSmith August 29th, 2007 07:28 AM

Re: Slip - Slap - Slop!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by huffca
I am a volunteer with our American Cancer Society. And, one of our Mission Delivery Messages is to....

Slip on a Shirt!
Slap on a Hat!
and
Slop on the Sunscreen!

Protect yourself in the sun. Not only because of the pain of a burn. You are young and pretty... don't invite skin cancer into your life.

http://www.cancer.org

Carol

Hey Carol, I knew we had something more in common than just being cruising fans. I too am a volunteer for the American Cancer Society in Southern California. I volunteer for the Road To Recovery program, I drive patients for the cancer treatments, pick them up from their home and then take them back home after their treatment.
I'll see ya around.

Captain :)

huffca August 29th, 2007 07:27 PM

Re: Slip - Slap - Slop!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainEdwardJohnSmith
Quote:

Originally Posted by huffca
I am a volunteer with our American Cancer Society. And, one of our Mission Delivery Messages is to....

Slip on a Shirt!
Slap on a Hat!
and
Slop on the Sunscreen!

Protect yourself in the sun. Not only because of the pain of a burn. You are young and pretty... don't invite skin cancer into your life.

http://www.cancer.org

Carol

Hey Carol, I knew we had something more in common than just being cruising fans. I too am a volunteer for the American Cancer Society in Southern California. I volunteer for the Road To Recovery program, I drive patients for the cancer treatments, pick them up from their home and then take them back home after their treatment.
I'll see ya around.

Captain :)

---------------------

Way to Go Captain. That is so awesome. You know when I was going to my appointments in San Francisco there were times I didn't know how I was going to get there. And, no one told me about the ACS service. I tell everyone now. Sure wish I had known there were people like you out there. Do you do Relay For Life?

Carol :D

nurseypoo5 August 30th, 2007 12:37 AM

Re: Slip - Slap - Slop!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by huffca
I am a volunteer with our American Cancer Society. And, one of our Mission Delivery Messages is to....

Slip on a Shirt!
Slap on a Hat!
and
Slop on the Sunscreen!

Protect yourself in the sun. Not only because of the pain of a burn. You are young and pretty... don't invite skin cancer into your life.

http://www.cancer.org

Carol

I should head your warning well actually. My Dad died when I was 3, he was only 36, from melanoma...he was bald and had it on his head :( guess they had no idea about the sun back then...

mehawk August 31st, 2007 11:05 AM

Nurseypoo, I feel your pain. I had melanoma in '81. It was on my right calf and the doctors had said that I would probably have to lose my leg. I was so pleased that I was able to retain it. I am fair skinned and had red hair as a child so I am very prone to sunburn.

The Hard Rock shirt mishap occurred in '88. I was not prepared for that. I thougth I had stayed under the palm frocks enough but...

Divemaster August 31st, 2007 11:18 AM

Re: Should I wear a shirt??
 
Use SPF 40+ and reapply often. Shirt = minimal protection. A Dive Skin is better. JFYR, I use a 1 mil full wetsuit and hood as my permanent "sunscreen" and can be out all day if I keep my face covered in SPF 40+.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nurseypoo5
Ok, now before the captian falls over in a fit of giggles, let me 'splain.

Like ive said i'm whiter than white. Sometimes i burn easily sometimes not so much. If you had no pigment cept freckles, would you just always keep a shirt on even while snorkling? I'm sure being in the actual water will make me burn. I have lots of sunscreen but you know if you swim for a while and use a towel your fair game soon after.

I dont want to ruin my week with a painful burn. I thought about tanning for the n ext week but it just seems hopeless at this point.

THanks....



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