A Necessity: Sunscreen!


The major concern to me going to the beach was sunscreen/sun protection. I inherited my moms Norwegian/German skin instead of my fathers Cajun French. I am pale as all get out. So naturally I’m terrified of going into the sun without protection. Even on a normal day I’ve got spray sunscreen so I put that on after I put on my makeup!

My mom and dad have both had skin cancer cells removed, which makes me nervous. I know I’m prone to sun burning and skin cancer so I have to be protected!

I prepped for the beach by bringing 70+ sunscreen, a floppy hat, a baseball cap and a lot of towels/cover ups! Regardless of how much sunscreen I put on, because I’m out in the sun on the beach with rays reflecting back at me, I’m going to get sun somehow.

I am proud to say that after apply sunscreen and reapplying it every two hours I only got burnt once on the first day! We had been playing in the Gulf and got out for sandwiches only to forget the sunscreen.

How do you protect yourself from the sun?

8 comments

  1. I'm always concerned with how the sun is affecting my skin, so it's sunscreen every day for me! Have you looked at the EWG's 2012 sunscreen guide? You might find it very useful, if you haven't seen it already.

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  2. I haven't seen it yet! I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks so much!
    Xo, Maria

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  3. I am seriously impressed that you only got burnt once! Yay for SPF! 

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  4. I'm a lifeguard, so I'm out in the sun all the time. I hate those awful sunburns! When I teach swim lessons, we teach the kids "Too much sun is no fun"!  Glad you used your sunscreen. 
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  5. I am just like you, my skin is so pale that going to the beach can be a nightmare

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  6. I am too! I was so glad not to be sunburnt!

    Xo, Maria

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  7. Haha, that's such a cute little saying!

    Xo, Maria

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  8. It can be awful, but it can be so worth it! I love the beach so much I was willing to take the chance!

    Xo, Maria

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