So following on from my recent post about the new sunscreen laws changing i came across a blog called Sunsavvy...Created by Danielle and Alison , their collective experience of skin cancer scares prompted them both to start a blog campaign to bring awareness of the dangers of tanning and to try and change the ongoing mind set that tanned is the best way to be.!!
My friends who have known me the longest have always known iv never tanned.......i am literally a ghost.....and bloody proud of it i have to say!! Any hint of the sunshine and i slap on my factor 50 ready to venture out.......iv been constantly mocked for my almost obsessive need to put on protection...not just on me but on my kids as well!!
My daily sun ritual!!!
Why did i start........well it was in my early teens....being fair skinned.....i just used to end up burned everytime id venture out.....fed up with walking around with bright red cheeks and arms i just made a conscious decision that tanning wasn't and never will be for me....so started with the high protection.
Another reason...well iv seen first hand what cancer can do....having lost both my parents to the disease.....though not skin cancer.....its made me incredibly aware and cautious of the disease..........you understand my obsessiveness now?
So anyway i just wanted to praise Danielle and Alison for raising the awareness and for sharing their experiences on the blog. Hopefully it will get alot more people thinking and encourage them to wear higher protection in future!!
Im wearing the Sunsavvy badge on my blog.......if you too want to sign the pledge , wear the badge and support the blog then pop on over to Sunsavvy and don't forget to spread the word!!