With the FuN summer hOlidAy around the corner, get your biggest bang for your buck by packing along your sunscreen and earplugs. Don’t underestimate the ImpAct of being in the sun for a picnic or surrounded by a few fireworks crackling in your ears. Someone once told me that any noise over 85 decibels causes hearing loss. For example, a lawnmower makes noise at 90 decibels. Keep this in mind when the kids are outside or near other sounds at similar volumes. Prolonged exposure of the sun and noise can cause problems later in life and ProTectiNg yourself from these potential issues only takes a second!
Have a SAFE holiday!
This year has been an eye-opening one when it comes to taking BeTTeR CaRe of my skin. Shortly after my 27th birthday I had 4 pre-cancerous moles, which involved having them surgically removed and unfortunately leaving me with 2 scars on my stomach, one on my face and 1 on my arm. I don’t spend much time in the sun but have had occasional sunburns in my life. Skin cancer is serious stuff, but nothing to be afraid of as long as you keep a close eye on your skin changes. I now wear makeup (or moisturizer) that has SPF 18 daily, get full body exams from my dermatologist every 6-12 months and MONITOR my skin REGULARLY. This requires minimal effort, and as a result, keeps me healthy and worry free.
May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Please watch and pass this video on to anyone you can.
(*Although this scar on my arm is an obvious one, it serves as a great ReMinDeR to protect my skin on a daily basis.)