Despite my excitement when the sun comes out and baring the bod in it, I am always mindful of the damage it is capable of doing to us.
I always wear sunscreen and have done now for quite a few years given I did damage my skin when I was younger.
Being an Aussie I grew up in the some of the worst conditions in terms of how close it is to the equator and how strong that ultraviolet radiation is from the sun.
Would you believe when I was younger, the idea of being bronzed was always about how healthy you looked. You looked good being tanned and I was one of those people who always out on the beach in the sun for hours on end and was always throughout the year very tanned. I was like that until we started to understand more about the damage the sun could do and the increasing rise of skin cancers.
Do you know when I was at school (this is how stupid we were back then). We would take baby oil to school and in our lunchbreaks slather it on our legs and arms and sit in the sun exposing our skin. I mean seriously we were barbecuing ourselves!
I still go out in the sun but I reserve it for mornings and no more than an hour . Most of the time I love being outside but will seek shade more often than not now days.
I have damaged my skin over the years. I worry that the brown melanin changes in my skin on both my face and arms and legs could change and I regularly check for anything that doesn’t look right.
I have to. My brother had a large cancer on his shoulder some years back. He was the one who didn’t worship the sun! But when he did go out, burnt himself like crazy.
Do you know even pets have their own sunscreens too? Yes they too can burn, and humans often forget that leaving their dear cats and dogs in the searing heat with a lot of water and no shade is equally as stupid.
So remember your umbrella if you are out, there is a reason they were made not just for the rain. Also remember, tanned hide like skin isn’t beautiful or healthy.
Its signs that your skin is changing and could kill you or even worse have you left with disfigurement because of the sun.
Remember Slip, Slop Slap, Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat. This was the message I began to grow up with once we learnt about the dangers.
Heres the video song. You will be singing it before long.
Elisa outfit (dress, necklace and shoes) with hud from Enigma at the Dazzle until June 25th
Gem eyes from Amara Beauty
Blossom eyeshadow from A R T E
Oasis hair from Truth
Rainy days pose from What Next
Sweet gloss lipstick from A R T E
Catya bento head from CATWA
Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz
Lara mesh body Maitreya
Edie skin in 04 from Amara Beauty