When it comes to summer vacations, sun bathing and sunny getaways there is always one crucial thing that I never ever forget to pack: sun protection. Therefore my sun-soaked holiday in Santorini was the perfect opportunity to stock up on LA ROCHE POSAY Suncare Products and talk about the importance of SPF:
With the sun getting stronger and ozone depletion being something you can’t ignore any more, it’s more important than ever to apply SPF. It’s not only to avoid sunburn, but also to protect ourselves from skin damage, sun allergies and… yes, skin cancer. It’s a threat we like to ignore when we are young – but it’s like a sleeping monster that might awake decades later…
My family for example has a cancer history. My grandpa died of skin cancer, because he never really used sun protection, he once admitted. And even my mom and dad, who never really were sunbathing and always used SPF, needed surgeries to remove suspicious looking moles and skin. You get the point.
I remember my childhood days, when we were on holidays in Greece or Croatia and I was bursting with excitement and couldn’t wait to explore the beach and dive into the shimmering sea. But my parents would always stop me – teaching me a very important lesson: Never forget to apply SPF! In Sun & Shadow.
White arms, legs, face, back and belly. Mom would lotion it all. First it was annoying (I was just too excited for the first dip into the water) but then I got used to these protective rituals. And nothing changed ever since.
I’ve been testing the new La Roche Posay SPF products during my greek holiday and loved the high-quality texture right away. The Anthelios Wet Skin Gel and its water resistant, super light Formula for example smells like drops of fresh thermal water and it gives sensitive skin (like mine) the maximum protection. And don’t get me started on that Aprés Sun Hydra Gel – it’s honestly the best cooling product I’ve ever used!
What I’m trying to say is that although we might crave for tanned summer skin we should never forget about the consequences sunbathing might have in our future… And that’s why I’ll always be Team SPF! What about you?
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