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Protecting your skin

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tim's Lawn Care LLC., May 30, 2010.

  1. Tim's Lawn Care LLC.

    Tim's Lawn Care LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Everyday b/4 you head out you hopefully put your sun screen on and spend the entire day sweating. You've got a rag or towel in your pocket and wipe your face and sun glasses off, a lot. Some of the sweat mixed w/ sunscreen get in your eyes and man, that stings. Dry oils help w/ that but you have to keep re-applying between jobs. No way around that. But what about our clothing? I personally wear cargo shorts, nice big pockets to stuff my rags in, IPod,etc. My shirt is usually a wifebeater, sleeveless a-shirt or just a tee w/ rolled up sleeves.
    I am beginning to see the sense in providing myself w/ a little more protection and always thought about the guys we see tending crop fields or nurseries wearing long sleeve white cotton shirts. I guess we all want to work on our tans but it seems that our sun has been getting stronger and more UV intensifying, so our risks of skin cancer is nothing to be ignored.
    I got one of those catalogs the other day that have long sleeve shirt that allows the suns yellow light thru but blocks the UV. Supposingly helping to repair your dried-up aging sun damaged skin. Salty as hell, naturally, around $89. and developed by a skin doctor. Think it's gonna be just a wardrobe change here and a cheep white cotton long sleeve. Stay Thirsty my friends.:drinkup:
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I wear jeans, work boots and long sleeve cotton shirts.

    I could care less about my tan.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    The Budweiser girls keep me covered in moist towels while spraying cooling mists
    and waving cold air in my general direction, granted it costs a little more than the t-shirt.

    You can't beat it for 'protection' although strangely enough it doesn't seem to
    slow down the sweating much, it also seems to actually increase my heart rate.

    Or at least all of that would almost certainly be the case if I were dumb enough to pay $89 for a shirt lol

    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  4. Tim's Lawn Care LLC.

    Tim's Lawn Care LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Altho I WOULD pay $89. for one of those shirts!!

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    The best way to protect your skin is to cover up. We always wear longsleeves, pants, and big hats. That is the best way to protect your skin.
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  6. ewemule

    ewemule LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I hate smearing chemicals all over myself and haven't done so for many years. Plus the long sleeves and pants protect against scratches from pine trees etc..
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I'm a sweater, so the pants and long sleeves are not part of my wardrobe.

    Just the other day I was soaked with sweat, had sunblock on, and could smell the oil/exhaust fumes from my two stroke equipment, and for a split second I felt like I was swimming in a river or lake surrounded by boats.

    I've started using the "Sports" version of sunblock and it seems to stay in place except for the face from constant wiping. I just try to re-apply when I can.

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