I’m not crazy about the sun, or the outdoors in general (thinking about our tanning culture gives me a headache). When I do go outdoors, I wear a 45+ SPF sunblock. I’ve been pretty diligent about using sunblock with Jack but Joe has not been as good about it. It drives me NUTS, especially since his father died of melanoma and both my mom and grandma have had skin cancer removed from their faces. Our family should be on top of this, damn it!
I doubt it’s much of a surprise to anyone to hear that many people do not wear enough sunblock. But it is quite shocking to find out that most sunblocks do not contain the proper ingredients to ward off cancer-causing UVA rays. And even I, an extremely sun-cautious individual, did not realize that it takes a good 20-30 minutes before sunblock is even effective.
Let’s be better about the sunblock, okay? Better yet, stay in the shade!