I started getting small dark spots under my eyes, on my cheeks, as well as on my shoulders and arms. Being in my mid-twenties at this point, I was terrified of damaging my skin for the rest of my life. Not to mention, that voice in my head saying, this is one step away from something serious.
After being diagnosed with melanoma in 2015, I thought my love for the outdoors and sunshine was over.
When we moved to the USA in 2017 I was shocked to discover the lack of understanding and awareness of the need to protect your skin against the harmful effects of the sun.
Nearly one year after a wide excision left a permanent 5-inch long x 1-inch wide scar on my back, I am more safe in the sun than ever. Here are some tips for making sun protection effortless, no matter how busy or active your life.
Using sun protective measures on a daily basis does not have to be a chore and can be easily adopted into a lifestyle. Your skin will thank you years down the road.