16 Jun Sun Safety
With the onset of the summer (and the upcoming landscape project) it’s that time again where we all must remember sun safety. Myself about 15 years ago would be scoffing and laughing at this sun safety blog.
Not to mention, my freckles have increased ten fold. I had the spot checked out by a dermatologist and luckily it is not skin cancer. Just darkening of the skin from years of sun exposure. It’s a terrible mark that really bothers me, but I like to think of it as a constant reminder to to always practice Sun Safety.
I have a few guidelines now with the onset of summer (and really in the winter too). Here is my list of Sun Safety must haves:
Olay Complete SPF Defense Daily UV Moisturizer
A MUST is a daily SPF lotion that you apply every day. You don’t necessarily have to buy the Olay brand, many stores make a generic, but the SPF is a must. If you apply it every morning, you don’t even think about it. Plus, if you use powder foundation it applies more evenly if there has been lotion put on your skin.
Coppertone Continuous Spray SPF 30
For as many sunburns I have had on my back, arms and shoulders, this stuff is a lifesaver. I just hate taking time to rub lotion in. With this stuff, I just give myself a quick spray. Easy and Simple!
Oh, the baseball cap. I use to wear this big sun hat, but I found the brim was just too big. The baseball cap is perfect. I try to wear the hat at all points that I am outside, gardening, running, walking the Giz…everything.
I just really hate squinting. I don’t know how often you can get skin cancer around your eyes, but wrinkles from squinting I am SURE you can get. I wear my sunglasses nonstop!
Well, that’s my must haves for proper sun safety. I figure I have probably aged many of years already from my years of tanning. Now and going forward, I am hoping to reverse that process or at least stop it. Every little bit helps right?