I’m a fair-skinned, blonde hair, blue-eyed woman. As a kid, I spent summers at the neighborhood pool, I rarely wore sunscreen, and in college I tanned. #whatwasithinking 🤦🏼♀️ My battle with melanoma began back in college in 2008. To date, I’ve undergone 12 skin biopsies and had two melanomas surgically removed. I’ve been melanoma-free since 2008 🙌🏼 but have had other non-melanoma skin cancers removed since then.
This weekend, while I was prepping to go hoop 🏀, I reflected on how lucky I am to have caught this cancer in the early stages. I may currently be sporting a few extra bandaids as accessories (it’s the #newITthing ) and may have earned myself a few more scars, but I am alive and healthy! And boy do I feel blessed. 🙏🏻 I’m writing this because a sweet gal I met in college, Cassie, actually inspired me to tell my story (just as she does hers). She too has fought this fight and lost a dear sister to melanoma 👼. So I’m encouraging YOU to be cautious, pay attention, and be aware! After all, knowledge is power!
Moral of the story...if you are like me and...
☑️ have blonde or red hair and/or blue eyes
☑️ have a family history of melanoma
☑️ didn’t/don’t wear sunscreen
☑️ grew up constantly playing in the sun
☑️ have a history of sunburns
☑️ tanned or expose yourself to UV rays
...PLEASE go get checked and keep an eye on anything funky. (These traits may increase your risk of skin cancer and believe me, it’s better to be safe than sorry!) Love y’all! Now go get checked!!! #imserious 💋 (PS...if you’re also like me and think you look better with a little glow, I can hook you up with some R+F Sunless Tanner. Now y’all know why I love myself some #jackiejam ! It’s exactly how I keep my faux glow without tanning.) ☀️ #skincancerawareness#wearsunscreen#melanoma#cantkeepmedown#scarstellstories#battlewounds#warrior
Being near water makes me incredibly happy. Which means I’ve been in a pretty good mood the past several days since the Toaster is a short walk from this spot. There’s a swimming hole to my left and this awesome slab of rock for sunning.
Although the last thing I need is more sun. Jerud’s been calling me leatherneck because the sun’s done a number on my skin.
I’ve been using ThinkSport sunscreen but even at SPF 50, I’m not sure it’s doing enough. Maybe I’m not applying and reapplying frequently enough? Anyone have suggestions of other reef-safe, healthy sunscreens I can check out?
George had Van help him apply sunscreen. When he got burnt to a crisp, George’s response was:
George: I don’t understand how I got burned! I put on sunscreen.
Me: Correction. You had a three year old apply your sunscreen. 😆
Lesson learned. Just because they’re cute doesn’t mean they should be in charge of applying sunscreen.
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5 complicaciones de piel que puedes prevenir durante el verano
1. Foliculitis. El pelo en nuestro cuerpo sale por aperturas denominadas folículos, que al infectarse producen foliculitis. Una manera de evitarla es al finalizar tu rutina de ejercicios debes cambiar a una ropa menos ajustada, después del baño 👀. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Melasma. Si te vas a exponer el sol en este día feriado, debes tener en cuenta que al exponerte las manchas se harán más perceptibles e incluso puede agravarse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Erupciones alérgicas al ☀️. Conocida también como erupción polimorfa a la luz, consiste en una reacción a la misma en áreas de directa exposición solar con síntomas similares a una reacción alérgica. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Quemaduras solares. Además de estropear tus días libres te predispone al cáncer de piel 😔. Evita la exposición solar entre 11:00 am y 3:00 pm y aplica protector solar de amplio espectro. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Piel seca e irritada. El calor y la humedad puede producir piel seca e irritaciones. Utiliza jabones suaves y aplica hidratantes después del baño. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Recuerda consultar tu dermatólogo si presentas cualquiera de las anteriores 👆🏽. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dracarrasco#dermatology#dermatologiard#cuidadosdelapiel#protegeturostro#summerskin#wearsunscreen
Slaying the hills of Tuscany. Today no more sighteeing, walking in hot crowded towns between thousands of tourists... This woman needs the wind in her hair, the solitude of nature and a good physical challenge, I love it! 593.0 m ⛰ #wanderlust#metime#tuscany#italy#wearsunscreen and a giant #sunvisor 🤣 #uvfashion @porschedesignofficial #p8664 @alecyclingofficial yes I wear it also for my walks @castellicycling
Today I was part of the crowd that makes Central Park be the world’s busiest Park, (tho it is so extremely big that you wouldn’t really notice).
There’s only one thing that worried me today: I didn’t put sunscreen on. 🌞 #wearsunscreen
I usually reach for the @cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid over the @cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid as it leaves my skin glowing and has really improved my acne scars😍. I've also transitioned my @skinfood_official Black Sugar Wash Off Mask to a body exfoliator since it's more abrasive on acne-prone skin like mine. How do you exfoliate?
Side note: Exfoliation should only be done 2-3 times a week. Wear sunscreen when using any sort of aha, bha or even better wear sunscreen everyday, and apply every 2-3 hours in general. 😉
Some of you folks may think that my life is all rainbows and unicorns. Well sometimes I do really stupid things... like this one time 10 days ago when I had an epic day at the beach and forgot to put on sunscreen.
I ended up with some super intense delayed onset sun poisoning rash combined with an intense sun burn and misery that seems to never end. I hope this helps to remind everyone who sees it to NEVER forget to put on sunscreen and I REALLY hope this never happens to any one of you.
Spent half my life enforcing that kids and myself always wear sunscreen when doing activities in the sun. All it took was one forgetful day to cause me an insane amount of agony and regret.
When your daughter decides to get another tattoo and it's at the itching like mad stage... mum comes to the rescue with the soothing gel straight from the fridge 😍👌🌱 Do you have a secret soothing product for times like this?
A. Sure do
B. No, I panic later
C. I just tough it out
I really do understand why dudes get so upset about #Snapchat filters because this is literally not at all what I look like right now. In reality my right eye is still swollen and my face is peeling off from this sunburn, but AINT NO WAY I’m posting that pic. So here is me as a bear with glasses and clear skin, so cute so cute 100% adorbs. #helpme#myfacehurts#leper#wearsunscreen
Ik ga op reis en neem mee... niet teveel! Althans, dat probeer ik. Nu gebruik ik sowieso niet heel veel make-up, afentoe me flink uitsloven vind ik leuk maar dagelijks houd ik het simpel. Op vakantie helemaal! Een goede factor, wenkbrauwen in het gareel en een fijne lippenstift. Een kleurtje op je lippen doet zoveel! Mascara gaat ook mee maar bij ons vakantiehuis hebben we een zwembad dus die is voor dagjes weg. #beauty#sunscreen#wearsunscreen#lipstick#clinique#larocheposay#eyebrows#makeup#minimal#packing#holiday
Thanks @larisausichceramics for the suggestion to add finger loops to my solEscape design. I approved the production sample last week so the first run of sun protection capes will be ready in a few weeks! 😳
Power shoes? I try to wear something symbolic every day like armor to make it thru the day. And since today’s the first day of school for two of my kids, YELLOW for optimism. Hope it’s a good school year for yours, too! #getheligirl