If you click this link, you’ll see a photo of a 69-year-old truck driver with unilateral dermatoheliosis. Maybe that sounds like a teen wizard’s curse, but it’s the formal name for sun damage only on one side of you, in this case on his face’s window-facing left side.
My kids attempt to shrug me off most mornings when I chase after them with a can of sunscreen (they really bolt if I’m carrying a tube). But I’m going to show them this dude, and renew my commitment to (especially the left) arm and facial sunscreen while driving!
Last week I got a great shot in my ego – a stranger asked me what I do that keeps my skin looking so great. I’ll tell you what I told her: moisturizer, good genes, and moisturizer. What I didn’t say to her is that every every kind of facial cream I have (and I’m pretty vain so I have a few) has sunscreen in it. I’ve watched two of my fair friends (in every respect) have early stage skin cancers removed in their 20′s, and I’ve heeded their warnings. Please, make sunscreen your new best friend this summer, and well into the fall and winter too.