O’ Mr. Sun
I love summer. I love more daylight, outdoor patios, music in the parks, floating down the river, long bike rides, being warm, bonfires, strolling festivals, and basically everything else that summer encompasses! I even love the look of a tan. It's not like I am spending my days in a tanning bed, so I used to give myself a free pass on catching a few rays on a sunny day. But....recently, I've decided that as much as I love having a tan, the health risks simply are not worth it. So this summer, I've made a strong effort to wear a little SPF, especially when I know I'll be outside a lot. I'm not perfect, and have certainly forgotten a few times, but I'm making the effort to protect myself. And here is the weird part, I still have a tan. A good tan. And as it fades, I can either give some of the tinted lotions a try (let's be honest- it's unlikely I would actually use it) or rock the pale look.
I recently came across this video, and it reaffirmed my new goal to wear sunblock. Just because you can't see the damage yet, doesn't mean you don't have any. It might be August, but there are still plenty of sunny days left, and it's never to late to start putting on some sunblock!