I’ve always been a massive sun bunny. A real worshipper of the rays you might say. Every holiday I have ever taken has centred around where in the world the sun will be bright enough to be beaming on my face. My ideal vay-cay is lying in the sun by a pool with a stack load of books and a pina colada in my paw. Heaven.
I’ll admit that I haven’t always been diligent with protecting myself against this said sun. Until recently, I’d been very lax with applying sunscreen and looking after my skin. When I was younger I would even lather myself in coconut oil to not waste a tanning moment. Not the smartest cookie in the jar I know.
I will also confess that until recently I thought the difference between numbers on sunscreen was how strong they were. I just assumed 50+ was way stronger than 30+, which it actually isn’t, theoretically it just lasts longer. Who bloody knew? Not me anyway!
However, I am now a little older and wiser (actually, not so much of the wiser part, if you really must know) I know that baking in the sun is rather stupid and worse than that can be really dangerous.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love the sun and my go-to holiday will always be one where the weather is warm and my bum can be planted poolside. But nowadays I am much more aware of the danger of the sun and make sure I slip, slop, slap – religiously.
Just this week I saw a short video NIVEA created with super talented American artist Thomas Leveritt. It was filmed here in Australia where our sun is a scorcher and sun screen is essential! This short flick shows what the sun does to your skin without us even knowing. It is pretty incredible. and will make you think twice about protecting yourself from the sun.Take a look at it below.
If you were not a sun screen-aholic before watching that, I’m pretty sure you will be now. Enjoy the summer, it is hands down the best time of year. But be smart and lather up with some NIVEA sun screen.
Oh, and I should mention that the good folk at NIVEA tell me that when I talk about sunscreens, I need to remind readers to always read the label and use only as directed. So consider yourself told friends!
* This is a sponsored post but please note all opinions are my own.