Whatever color your skin or eyes, please love yourself and honor your body enough to pay attention to your skin, which happens to be the body’s largest organ! And ladies, check your men, children, and yes, parents as well. The sun shines on all of us with different intensities, depending on where we live. NOTE: There is no such thing as a healthy tan—a tan is a sign of sun damage. Use sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater with both UVA and UVB protection) and apply as often as recommended by the manufacturer. Wear protective head gear and clothing.
This quote from a board certified pediatric dermatologist in Florida stayed with me: “It only takes one severe sunburn to potentially double your child’s chances of getting melanoma later in life.” If in doubt, go get checked. This is your one life to live; live it healthfully.