Because Summer IS Worth Celebrating!
It is the solstice today, it is also….
Today I pulled an all-nighter to watch the sun rise. The sun starts rising and showing the world your shining glory yet I do not see your face until 5am. We kick off the summer with a heat wave so all to fuel the fun in the sun. Hello BBQ and water sports!
Beware the Burn!
What a painful way to ruin your developing tan! Eat plenty of dark, leafy greens and rich coloured veggies as the betacarotenes found in produce has protective properties that are transferred to our skin giving it a natural glow and SPF. Take care during peak sun hours (10am-4) where the rays are the strongest and more likely to cause a burn. I like to skirt the rules a bit, test my limits and I am one of those people that must sit in the sun for days on end, before I even start getting signs of a burn. I went to Cuba and most of the time skipped out on applying sunscreen because of the slimy feeling and whatnot, so I risked it, but nope just got a very dark tan. I know, chancing melanoma is not exactly responsible but at the same time watching your brother who religiously applied the cream still get a nasty burn!
I am ready for you, summeh Here I come! *jumps through sprinkler while waiting for the BBQ*