By: Mary Kelley
I have a confession to make. I got a sunburn this week. I wasn’t outside…I driving 20 minutes to work and my left arm and hand were bright red at the end of the drive. During the winter, I wear long sleeves and gloves and normally, I wear sunscreen on my hands and arms when I’m driving. Just one day of forgetting was a reminder that even if you aren’t spending the day at the beach, you should always wear sunscreen on any exposed skin.
Many of my clients have told me that they only wear sunscreen if they are going to be outside for long periods of time. Doing that doesn’t protect you from sun damage when you are sitting in your car, by the office windows, or walking from your house to your garage. This is a picture of a man who was a delivery truck driver for 28 years.
The left side of his face shows significant signs of sun damage. This damage didn’t come from one bad burn but from constantly being in the sun at work. Now, think, how many of you put sunscreen on when you go for a short walk, drive to work, or sit by a window? The next time you do, please protect your skin with sunscreen.