9 x 11 is a good size.
I have heard that 10 minutes in the sun daily without sunscreen is the limit but to help with vitamin D, well-being, etc. .
I'm sensitive to sunscreen, but don't mind a short time in the sun without it unless I'm forced to be..then I have to use it.
I worked in cosmetics in the early '80s and the 40 year old women that came to my counter looked horrific with their dark brown spots and leathery skin.
The sun damage that was done on my arms, face and torso in my late teens is evident today...unfortunately, I used to burn and blister in areas, and there's not much I can do about
it because I have fragile thin skin..sigh.
I already had basal skin cancer on my face and my husband (who is fair as well) had quite a few skin cancers cut out from his face and back.
I should think about
the light regardless for both me and my husband. Did you order yours on-line?
A bit off-topic, but would like the info from you...thanx.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!