Tuesday Two-fer: Sunburn Season

I apologize if this brings up painful sunburn memories (it sure does for me).  It also brings up Noxzema memories (tell me I'm not the only one who likes that smell!)  What they don't say is that Noxzema will saturate your bedding and make it smell forever, and spray-on "first aid" hurts like a mofo on sunburns.  Getting "Solarcained" was only slightly less painful than a smack on the back.

Noxzema, 1953


This one has its own unpleasant vibes and even more disturbing connections to The Simpsons...


Wow-- flashbacks to some pretty epic sunburns in my youth! The kind of excellent sunscreen we can get now didn't exist when some of us *cough* were growing up. As a redhead, I grew familiar with excruciating burns and the exquisitely screamy application of Noxema-- which did smell good, but didn't solve anything as far as I recall.

Since I'm an outdoor kitty I'm pretty well solid freckles now, and sun is no longer a problem.