[Click the image to go to her blog entry & view images of her sunburn. The image is from Kim Kardashian's blog.]I read a few comments online & people asked why she would do that. Seriously, how clueless can some people be? She didn't do it on purpose. It's easy to fall asleep when you're relaxing out in the sun cause it feels so good, especially here (in Canada) after the long winter months that we've had this time around. & I'm glad that I've never got a sunburn before, but my eczema around my eyes usually comes back around summer.. boo! :(
Anywho, this reminds me how important it is to wear sunscreen now that the weather is getting better & now that I'll be out more after I'm done my last exam this Wednesday, yaay! I was also reading an article online on the Women's Health magazine website on saving your skin from cancer & harmful UV rays. Here are a few points from the article.
- "Scientists at Britain's Institute of Cancer Research have identified a gene that triggers cells to become cancerous after exposure to the sun."
- "melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 25 to 29."
- "Make sure you protect your body by slathering on a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. That way, you'll filter at least 92 percent of the sun's harmful rays. (The higher the SPF, the better your protection.)"
I try to stay away from heavy makeup in the summer. I just put on moisturizer, tons of sunscreen, a thin line of liquid eyeliner, lip balm, & a huge pair of sunglasses. There are days (let's make that a lot of days) when I don't wanna keep my makeup that simple, but at least I try. Oh & all this talk about protecting your skin would leave this post incomplete if I didn't include a pic of the sunscreen that I used last year & will def continue using this time as well.
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It's L'Oreal's Ombrelle lotion in SPF 45. They have a regular line (which includes lotions, spray lotions, a lip balm, etc.) & other unscreen's especially for your face, for kids, & a sweat/waterproof sport line. They go up to SPF 60. I'd rather just have one sunscreen that I use on my body as well as on my face. This way I won't be carrying around 2 different sunscreens too, since I usually just throw it in my purse when I'm heading out.
Do you tend to wear less makeup in the summer as well? Remember, don't forget your sunscreen ladies & gentlemen.