Cumulative sun damage

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Cumulative sun damage

Hey USA, HAPPY JULY FOURTH! When you head to the lake or the beach, DONT GET BURNT! Best is a longsleeve underarmor type shirt as the protection does not wash off and you dont have to worry about all the chemicals and nano-particles in the goopy stuff. I know all about sun damage.

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As I mentioned in a video this winter, I havent been in the sun in years but yet my skin is red all the time – its called “cumulative sun damage”. I grew up in a family that was very careful of sunburns. Even back in the 60’s and 70’s when most people thought that being red, blistered, and peeling was a badge of honor, we were slathering sunscreen on ourselves. In my life I have never, ever been sunburned. The problem is that I live a very active lifestyle and spend all summer long on the beach playing volleyball, running, or biking in hot weather. I always wore sunscreen, never got red, and was dark brown every summer. Thing is, when I got to be 52, it suddenly caught up with me and seemingly overnight my skin got blotchy and reddish. Went to the dermatologist thinking it was just some fungus that could be easily fixed with a creme – nope. I was informed that I had “cumulative sun damage” and the only thing I can do is stay out of the sun and prevent future damage.

So whats my point? Dont think of sunscreen makes you safe, it doesnt, and I am living proof. Even if you slather SPF50 on all summer long, you will still destroy your skin if you are out in the sun all the time. If you have an amazing physique and want to show it off, no problem, just get a skin tight long sleeve compression top from underarmor or equilevent. You can even see vascularity thru these tops so you dont need to burn to show off the results of your summer cut!!!

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If you see me tan, its because its sprayed on!
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