I bought a new tube of sunscreen on the weekend because the one I already had was expired. Apparently sunscreen can expire and I really don’t want to take my chances with sunscreen that has broken down enough that it doesn’t work anymore.

I’m getting old now and that means sun damage can take a toil on my skin. In my younger days, I could go in the sun, get a nice tan, and have no consequences. Now, the sun can still give me a tan but there’s also a chance it can give me spots on my skin. Being sun safe should be something you do all your life really but it’s especially important when you’re older.

Though it’s April and it’s still cold as hell, there have been a few days where it was sunny all day. The plan is to have sunscreen on sunny days where I’m out in the sun for any appreciable time.

I also bought a mineral-based sunscreen. I think I wrote this before but I’m just a bit uncertain about relying on the chemical sunscreens to do the job without having side effects. Mineral sunscreens can leave a bit of a white shade on your body but it’s a small price to pay for sun protection that’s better for your skin and the environment.

I recommend everyone to be more willing to put on sunscreen anytime you’re out in the sun, not just when you’re at beach or on vacation.

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