Nymue wrote:I'm planning to buy a big brimmed SPF hat to wear during the day.
much2naughty2 wrote:Make friends with people who have shade. Stay there during the worst sun of the day, 10-4, maybe take a nap. You won't miss anything and you still have 18 hours a day to party as the playa rarely sleeps.
Check with your doctor and max out your vitamin D before and during the burn.
Makes the difference for me.
Savannah wrote:Look up specifically "UV Umbrella" on Amazon or somewhere else. These block more sun than a regular parasol. You can hand-sew stuff to the edges or the outside if you want to make one more interesting. Indeed, they catch the wind, so you can't use them in a storm or while riding a bicycle, but I bring a (regular) parasol every year and it gets a lot of use, combined with sunscreen.
I don't enjoy hats so much (large skull, thick hair) but I like shemaghs and other wide, pretty scarves. If you arrange a big, wide scarf "just so", you can shield your upper chest too, sometimes the shoulders. Good cheap sources: Ross, TJ Maxx, Target, Marshalls, Walgreen's, Army/Navy surplus, etc.
Eric wrote:Also- think loose blousy sleeves & pants for the daytime. I don't have hyperpigmentation but I'm a pale redhead with a high probability of skin cancer- don't play around with that sun out there! It can be brutal!
Ugly Dougly wrote:
Or even better, bring your own shade. (Radical self-reliance!)
essjay wrote:Lots of the larger camps bring large shade structures, like domes. On the Esplanade and and the main streets, these camps are used to seeing new visitors (and some have bars). When you are out and about, you can stop in to these camps for shade, to say hello, look at their art, share a drink, etc.
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