It happens to all of us. Summer hits, we start wearing more skirts, and you look down at those legs that have been in hiding all winter. They're pale, and if you're like me, paler than average. Then you start to think, "I need a tan..."
Well, you don't. Really. You absolutely don't.
I am missing a big chunk of my leg this week. No, I didn’t get bitten by a shark or attacked by some criminal with a knife.I saw my dermatologist.As many of you know, going to the doctor in general isn’t one of my favorite things to do. It seems like whenever I go to a doctor I end up with something smashed, something violated, or something involving needles or x–rays.I do not like going to the doctor. I cringe when I hear “This will only hurt for a little bit.”Seriously?I don’t want anything to hurt. Ever. Not even for a little bit....more
I love holiday weekends – they always include some fun in the sun with family and friends. Where I live now it also means pool, lake or beach get-togethers. All great, with one big, big request and that is to PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN. While the sun is our friend, the National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that reducing unprotected exposure to the sun and artificial light from tanning beds, tanning booths, and sun lamps can lower the risk of skin cancer....more
May is Melanoma Awareness Month. It is also the month of Proms, which means glamour, hair, nails, dresses, shoes and handbags. When in heavens name did tanned skin become part of the beauty ensemble?? ...more
The American Academy of Pediatrics announced recently that it wants to make tanning salons and beds illegal for anyone under the age of 18. The WHO (World Health Organization), the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Medical Association agree.
The National Cancer Institute lists skin cancer as the most common form of cancer, with over 68,000 cases of melanoma and a whopping two million cases of non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed every year. Skin cancer diagnoses total nearly half of all cancers....more
The stones lining my pockets and weighing down my heart Disseminated superficial actinic porokeritosisAnkylosing spondylitisEssential tremorPerseverationMenopauseMelanomaMigraineAutismWidowBereftAloneAgain...more
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