Posted by Heather McCartney

Many of us will slather on the sunscreen to avoid sunburns during the summer, but you can burn just as easily in the spring too. For some reason, we have it in our minds that we only get a sunburn when it’s sunny and hot outside, but that’s just not the case.

You can get a significant amount of sun damage through the UVA rays, which are quite strong starting from March onwards- and don’t forget, UVA= The Aging Rays,
the rays that cause wrinkles, sun spots and loss of elasticity in the skin.

Regretfully, some of the worst sunburns you can get are on a moderately overcast day, when we tend to let our guards down thinking we don’t need to wear any sun protection.

A frequent (completely incorrect) rebuttal I hear from people is- “I’m European, and have a lot of melanin in my skin, so I don’t need to worry- I never burn”

This comment always troubles me, because they couldn’t be more wrong. Let me write this in big bold letters- JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE FAIR SKIN, DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE SAFE!”

People that tan fairly easily or maybe don’t burn as easily can get a false sense of security and neglect to take the necessary precautions as they should.

Remember, Bob Marley, musical genius, Jamaican man- died of Melanoma at a very young age of 36. Please protect yourselves, regardless of the season, from the one cancer that is preventable by the choices you make.

At UV Couture,  we’ve got the products you need to “Embrace the Sun with Style & Confidence”.


The UV Couture Family xo

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