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Swimsuits for Sun Exposure
You asked for comments from people who had tried tan-through
swimwear. I have two swimming
costumes with a brand name of SOLAR. Both
were purchased from a department store in England called Littlewoods (they
do mail order too [http://www.littlewoods.com/main2.html]).
They cost around £25. If
your psoriasis improves with natural sunlight (as does mine), you will
love these cozzies! They work
beautifully! They are made of
a very fine mesh but are definitely not see through.
I really would recommend fellow sufferers try them.
I have had
psoriasis over most of my body for about 40 years (apart from during my
two pregnancies) and wearing tan-through swimwear combined with hours of
sea bathing clears my skin for a few weeks each summer.
Have only just
discovered your site and spent all evening reading everything!
I have just
been prescribed Dovobet ointment but am warned to use it for one month
only — I've decided not to open it until late November and (hopefully)
give myself a Christmas treat.
Hope this helps
someone. -Linda W.
Response: The original email
that brought this to our attention came in November 2000 from Rose
in Burlington. Since then,
there’s even been mention of the tan-through swimwear in a National
Psoriasis Foundation publication (I think ... nothing is found about this
via a search at the NPF website today).
Thanks for reporting in, Linda.
It sure sounds like a nifty way for those women who respond well to
UVB to get treatment naturally
even in those areas they’d not expose in public.
I hope your Christmas present to yourself — Dovobet — works well for you. Let us know. -Ed