Okay, again I know my readership is very low but I thought this might be worth a try. For the past 6 or more years, it has likely been more, I have been in search of the right sunscreen. I am allergic to the combination of sunscreen and sun. I know weird. I think that I do have a slight sun allergy too but after spending the day at the zoo with my students in which I spent a good amount of time in the sun and not getting any sort of rash, I definately think it is more of a sunscreen issue. I have also done marathons in which I have been in the sun without sunscreen for hours and had no reaction. I actualy remember the time that my problem started and it started when I did a marathon in Bermuda. It was stressed to us to wear sunscreen, so I of course applied it all over. I couldn't figure out why I had these bumps all over myself the next day and blamed it on the hotel sheets because someone else was itchy. I didn't really think anything about it until it the same thing happened the following summer.
I have tried Aveeno, baby sunscreen, high priced ones, etc. The same thing happens. When I went on my honeymoon I was covered head to toe in an itchy rash and Pete called me his little Iguana. My rash is actualy half eczema/ half rash. I was so miserable and I looked like a freak! I had my Mom meet me at the airport with a bottle of cortisone because evidently they don't sell it in Aruba.
This sunscreen allergy has ruined my enjoyment of the outdoors and my love of the beach. Honestly! In the summer I decide- do I want a rash, or well possible skin cancer in the future. The problem is that my rash was so bad in Aruba that my doctor told me it could become an even more severe reaction and basically suggested I just cover up. That is nice but really not practical! So does anyone have any suggestions? Any natural sunscreens out there? Those are ones I haven't fully explored.