How I Lost 12.5 Pounds & Regained My Soul

Naked, as in truth, and uncensored, I share my daily quest to survive as a woman and artist, while dealing with the complications of a full life, meddling in politics, loving my children to excess, totally permanently married and on a never-ending diet. While my soul is in constant need of repair and redemption, I struggle to do the right thing. In the meantime, let's all double the love. (Love, not sex, you fool). All posts are copyrighted material.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

American Cancer Society Tips for Sun Protection...

Good morning, my dynamic little hound dogs~

Those of us with inherited fair skin are likely to develop lots of nasty little things over a lifetime of sun exposure, but many darker-complexioned people think they are 'safe' when they really are not. It is the cumulative exposure over a lifetime, with particular emphasis on childhood exposure, that is of concern with regard to skin cancers.

Here is some info from the American Cancer Society:

American Cancer Society Quick Tips for Sun Protection

* Wear hats with broad rims, shirts with long sleeves and tightly woven clothing. Good clothing choices include dark colors and specially treated garments and bathing suits. (Australians, with the hole in the ozone layer over their country, use special clothing to keep the UV rays from penetrating their clothing.)

* Try to limit the time you are in the sun, especially in the middle of the day when UV light is most intense.

* Use SPF 15 or higher on all skin exposed to the sun.

* Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outside.

* Apply generously. Use at least one ounce to cover your body effectively. A palmful is best.

* Reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming, sweating, vigorous activity or towel drying.

* Use sunscreen even on hazy or partly-cloudy days.

* Wear sunglasses. Wrap-around sunglasses with at least 99% UV absorption protect your eyes the best.


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