It is now official, today is June 21, the Summer Solstice. The Summer of 2018 is now underway and this is the time to get outside, get out of those cumbersome clothes and enjoy life! This season will not last forever so promise yourself to make each moment last! Whatever your plans are for the season, don’t forget that sunscreen is essential for happiness and health! Remember the sunglasses. The sun’s at its peak this time of year (in the Northern Hemisphere) and the ultra-violet sun-rays can seriously damage the eyes!
Sunbathing is a favorite summer past-time, but it by no means is the only one. This is the prime time of the year for sports with many leagues taking advantage of the extra hours of daylight for competition and camaraderie. Proper protection for the skin is needed in the waning hours of daylight.
During the summer, I always keep an extra tube of sunscreen inside my car. This way, if I ever forget to apply it before I leave home, I am always guaranteed a supply once I reach my destination. I never discard my empty container until after I have replenished my supply in my vehicle. This is my best time of the year and I don’t want a sun-burn to ruin my plans!
So as we prepare to celebrate the longest day (as in hours of daylight) of the year, have fun and please be safe! Whenever possible get out of those clothes and enjoy the air enveloping you skin while completely bare! These day won’t last forever and the clock is already ticking away!
Happy Summer, 2018!