It was supposed to be a beautiful weekend and turned out to be…. not so great 😦 Kinda. I went camping up in the mountains on Friday. Regardless of high altitude it was a very hot day: mid 90’s. On Saturday was even hotter! As usual, I hit the trails- on both days – nothing extreme, just short hikes about 2-3 hours long. Saturday after evening I felt very weak and tired. I assumed it’s from the heat. On Sunday morning I went on another hike and while having a short break I noticed a few small bumps on my arms. I thought they were bug bites but an hour later I got some rash spots. I drove back home that afternoon. Now my arms, back and legs are covered with rash. I did my research and conducted my own diagnosis. Apparently, when I put the sunscreen on and reapplied twice a day, the lotion clogged sweat ducts of the sweat glands. When that happens the sweat can’t get to the surface of the skin. Instead, it becomes trapped beneath the skin’s surface causing mild inflammation or rash. Now I have to stay indoor and enjoy the mountains from my window 🙂
Happy a great weekend 🙂 Enjoy your holidays and select your sunscreen lotions wisely !!!