Sunday, May 17, 2009

Not to spoil the sunshine, but...

If you haven't already, please hop on over to Heidi's blog to catch her lecture on sunscreen... it is an important reminder as we head into summer.  

We have had a beautiful sunny weekend in the Seattle area after much gray and rain... but it is also on my mind because my Hubby had a surgery in March to remove a pretty big area on his abdomen where a tiny little mole that turned out to be a malignant melanoma had been.  He now has about a 3-4 inch scar... can you imagine this on your face?  Luckily his was only .2 mm deep (the depth is key... I believe if it is 1 mm it can be very serious.), and he is fine. He is blonde and blue eyed and, while younger than the usual first time diagnosed patient, has a history of spending time in the sun without sunscreen on.  He now has to go for skin checks every three months.

So, stock up on that sunscreen folks!  I personally like Burt's Bees Chemical-Free SPF 30 and Neutrogena Sensitive Skin SPF 30, both of which can be found at Target, along with lovely displays of many, many other kinds!


  1. As I stated on Heidi's blog, the subject of these posting, (sunscreen) is very important! Thanks for the recommendations, I also love the Burt's Bees stuff!!

  2. Do you have any good recommendations for face sunscreens? I've been using Neutrogena's SPF moisturizer, but I've found it leaves my skin just a tad greasy and it occasionally makes me break out slightly. I've found that most sunscreens, even if they claim to be non-greasy, usually are not as clean and light as I would like them to be.

  3. Zoe Moet - You may want to give Obagi 35 SPF a try - it's very nice and I've not had any problems with it. I got it from my Drs office so I don't know how hard it is to find. I have also been using an Oil of Olay moisturizer that has SPF 15 without any problems.