This post sharing the top Summer Sun Safety Tips has been sponsored by EWG Safety. All text and opinions are my own. If there's one thing that I hope that everyone knows about me is that I'm a Melanoma Survivor. It's a story that's special to me and I share with anyone who will listen. It's not because I want to relive hearing that diagnosis or the fact that I want to remember how scared I was during my surgery, but because I don't want anyone else to hear those words... You have skin Cancer. I share my story a few different ways, but most often it's in actions. If you see me outside, you're likely to see me wearing a hat, long sleeves even on a hot summer day, and you'll always see me applying sunscreen to myself as well as to my girls. One thing you might think is that using sunscreen should always be your first line of defense when … [Read more...]
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As a melanoma skin cancer survivor, I've learned a LOT about sunscreen. In this post, I share 4 things YOU should know about wearing sunscreen plus a Blue Lizard Sunscreen Review. In case you haven't been a reader for long or it's your first time at SEBG, it’s appropriate for me to share that… I’m a Melanoma Survivor. In fact – at the end of this month, I will be celebrating my 6th birthday! Just 5 months after getting married, at the age of 26, I went to a Dermatologist for the first time for a skin screening. I had a mole on my lower leg that seemed to have been changing for a year or so and just felt that something wasn’t right. Turns out it wasn't. My biopsy came back as Melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, these cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by … [Read more...]