Crispy...

by Brad
(USA)



When I was a teenager I like so many others worshipped the Sun.


Every spare moment during the summer was spent either reveling in the Sun or pursuing ways to bask in it.


I never considered the negative effects of this behavior until much later in life.


How could I be damaged from something as glorious as the Sun?


Protection from the Sun came from tanning oils never Sunscreen.


Why would I want to block what would give me the bronze tone that I coveted.


I even tried to tan with baby oil upon hearing of its superior coloring ability.


A couple of hours of Summer Sun and baby oil netted me a case of Sun poisoning complete with blisters.


Almost twenty years later I still carry around some scars from the blistering.


I have learned to try to avoid the Sun when possible, and when unavoidable to use best sunscreen.


I am lucky to have had two non-cancerous moles removed. There are few things in life I regret. Taking better care of my skin is one.


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