My friend Jane @ Artfully Graced did a GREAT, informative post on skin cancer awareness recently and because this is such an important health issue I want you to be sure to read it here. Jane gives us the straight facts and explains how SPF works.
"We all love the sun, but the sun doesn't always love us back in nice ways." Follow Jane's advice and get the facts before you pack up for that next trip to the beach (and all those "other" places where the sun is shining). Don't just be safe when you're planning a day in the sun, play it safe when you're outside planting petunias, or you're out walking the dog, even driving in the car with your arm hanging out the window.
Another of my favorite bloggers left a comment on Jane's post. Julie @ Being Ruby is Australian and wrote that they've "had a sun protection campaign since 1981 that has a little song with it.. Slip Slop Slap.. meaning to slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat."
Great advice ladies, thanks for bringing this up now that the cold weather has disappeared and the days are getting hotter and HOTTER!
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I have a stack of hats right by my front door; under the straw hats are various visors and a couple of baseball caps. You'll find sunscreen in my purse, the side pocket of my beach chair, and in my car.
While I love the beach, I am not a fan of sunburns or getting a tan. Other people on the beach probably think I'm a tourist, I don't have a deep, dark tan and never have. I love shade, umbrellas and big-brimmed hats!
I wanted to hear the song from the Australian campaign, so of course, I went to youtube and wasn't disappointed. Each of these videos are only about a minute long and since I couldn't decide which one to post, I chose three of my favorites. G' job Australia, woo hoo!
The iconic Slip Slop Slap commercial — this one is from 1983.
Here's another from 1987!
Let's jump to 2009, when Sid Seagull adds two more "S" tips to his message.
Before you head out the door, remember
Slip on a Shirt
Slop on Sunscreen
Slap on a Hat
Slide on Sunglasses
I'm adding this to Outdoor Wednesday over at A Southern Daydreamer, I know all those bloggers are outdoorsy types, are you?