Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I'm heading off today to Michigan to move in for grad school and don't know when I will next have reliable Internet.  Therefore, here's a quick post to fill whatever gap may follow.

Recently, I was reminded why wearing sunscreen is a good idea. Sure, it's easy to say it prevents skin cancer, but I'll be the first to tell you that when you're younger, worries like that are not at the forefront of your mind.

A much more immediate, and therefore possibly more effective, reason to wear sunscreen-- peeling sunburns itch like nothing else.  And they have the potential to take you by surprise-- three weeks after vacation, when you think you made it through safely, you'll suddenly start to peel.  How does that make sense?

Plus, peeling ruins what otherwise would have been a pretty fantastic tan.  Shoot.

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! Though apparently sunscreen isn't everything its hyped up to be? (Not that I'll stop wearing it.)

    Apparently vinegar (as well as aloe) is supposed to be a great sunburn relief. Next time!