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Preventing Skin Cancer with Vanity

These are my friends - real photo from my medicine cabinet

These are my friends – real photo from my medicine cabinet

I had an appointment with my doctor a few weeks ago – nothing serious, just my annual exam and blood work. He took one look at my pasty pale skin and remarked that we didn’t need to have the discussion about the importance of sunblock.

He went on to share how when he talks to patients who aren’t as diligent about protecting themselves from the sun, he doesn’t tell them about the dangers of skin cancer. He said he tells them that the sun in aging them prematurely and making them look older than their true age.

Life lesson: Vanity works.

(BTW: I firmly believe that sunblock and moisturizer are why I can still pass as 22.)