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How the sun sees you: You really need to wear sunscreen

I’ve been lax on the sunscreen lately, but really good at wearing a hat every day. I even make Baby Bun wear a hat even if he doesn’t want to.

I should also make it a point to put sunscreen on my shoulders and arms too, or wear a long-sleeved shirt, especially after seeing this.

This is how the sun sees you. Put on some damn sunscreen already. It is NEVER too late.

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11 Comments

  1. Janine

    I love this video and it has totally gone viral on my fb! It’s a good reminder that no matter how hot it is outside we should be putting on some sun screen!

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  2. Mackenzie

    Good Grief! Everyone should watch that video! I wear a moisturizer every day, that has sunscreen. I use it on my face and neck. But I need to get my family on board with sunscreen as well. Thanks for sharing this video; definitely eye-opening…

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Right?! After watching the video, I wore extra sunscreen and long-sleeved shirts.

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  3. Mario

    Oh blech, that’s gross. The older folks at the beach with the leathery skin have generally been reminder enough for me… but this will still help

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      The problem is we don’t see the effects of tanning and sun until 10-20 years after the damage is done.

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  4. Kassandra @ More Than Just Money

    I actually don’t go in the sun that often but I need to put some sunscreen on when I do! The only time I put it on is when I’m at the beach or playing a sport outside. Good PSA!

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      You should have seen me today. I was in a hat, slathered on the sunscreen, wore pants and a long-sleeved shirt. That video really scared me.

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  5. Michelle

    I wear sunscreen everyday as a result of a psa that was aired regularly when I was a pre-teen. It made an impression on me because it’s the only commercial that made a point of saying everyone-regardless of skin tone, needed to wear sunblock. The issue is that we are a mile high in Colorado so the sun is really harsh on people’s skin. You regularly see people who look like leather.

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Leather faces scare me. I see a lot of them here with dark spots / freckles.. especially where the sun hits them on the chest.

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  6. Liquid

    Nice PSA. Protect your skin 🙂 Dermatologists say getting a sun burn now may result in skin cancer decades later. Sometimes the damage may not be apparent right away but better to be safe and not.

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