It's been very hot recently hasn't it and I'm sure I'm not the only one of us feeling it. The usual covering up and sun cream challenge has started. We went camping last week and I managed quite well. The sun was out, I wore jeans and a rash vest, sunglasses, hat, factor 50 on my face etc. I have been careful with my feet too. I haven't worn my sandals every day, I might have worn then 6 or 7 days so far. But every time I wear sandals my feet get very dry, itchy and swell up! Even when wearing Factor 50 on them. So I have the usual problem of being a woman and wanting to wear pretty sandals on my feet v. covering up and having really sweaty, smelly feet. It's hard to get the balance right. I tried to explain it to my Dermatologist this week and whilst he understood the dry skin, itchiness and swollen thing he didn't get the wanting to wear sandals bit, being a man. Ha ha. It's bad enough having to cover myself up and sitting in the shade etc but the feet issue is difficult. It's only June and we have a couple of months of summer yet. Sometimes it's the small things that are difficult to deal with. I do have photos of my feet from September last year and they were huge by then and very dry. In fact getting my tan leather Fit Flops out this year, I put them on and they are "baggy" on me - I think my feet were big and stretched them. They look huge on me. Anyone else get this? (I have Subacute Cuntaneous Lupus - SCLE). Hope you are all keeping well in the sun.
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