While fur protects skin from the sun to an extent, dogs and cats can get sunburned, and they can develop skin cancer, too.
When my friend Renee posted this photo of her hand on Facebook (below), it struck a nerve. She had drawn a heart around a large brown spot and wrote: “Instead of recoiling from my age spots, I will now encircle them with love. Please join me.”
There’s nothing like an old movie to remind you of how great hats can be. This summer I rewatched the classic 1948 musical Easter Parade with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire (above), which is a gorgeous hat-stravaganza from start to finish. Sigh. It inspired me all summer long. Now that autumn has arrived (in fact, September is National Fall Hat Month), I need to renew my headwear motivation.
Is there anything more tempting on a warm September day than to head outside under a crystalline sky and brilliant sun? For some people who used to be sun worshippers, that might feel a little bittersweet.
Who doesn’t love baseball? Whether it’s a Little League game in your own neighborhood, or good seats at a legendary Major League stadium, it’s still America’s pastime. If you’re in the sun for several innings, though, you can hurt your eyes and get a nasty sunburn, too — and that could lead to skin cancer.
It was welcome news earlier this year when Mattel introduced Barbie dolls with a more diverse range of skin tones and body types. My first thought (besides they’re beautiful and I want to play with them!) was that we could use them to remind people that all skin types can be at risk for sun damage that can lead to premature aging and skin cancer.