If I am in the sun for any period of time I pay for it. I have immediate symptomes and I feel like I was scrapped off of the sidewalk for the whole next day. This is the lupus symptom that I am most indignant about, so I am always researching any way around it.
Here are some solutions I found...
The cost of the sun protection clothing has stopped me from buying it for the most part. I did buy some basics from the Lands End Sun Life line, which offers UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 30-50 depending on what you pick. Here is a link:
There is also a Rit Fabric Treatment that lets you make your own clothes sun protectant. They sell it on Amazon:
I haven't tried it yet, but I intend to!
Hope it helps