So I’ve been wondering about the opinions like minded ppl (VC users) have on sunscreen. It’s nothing big but I don’t get the whole sunscreen thing, yeah protect yourself from the sun, skin cancer, all that but would anyone here recommend it? Sunscreen itself is the thing giving skin cancer 99% of the time. And ppl say it help you not have such apparent sight of wrinkles .. so on and so forth but anyways what are your opinions?
This is a very interesting topic for me!
Here is my story....
My grandmother died in the 70's of melonama.
She was early 60's and they misdiagnosed her.
My mother was devasted and blamed the sun. She quit going outside and she had 5 rambunctious children who would always be playing outside all day but she stayed in.
Depression started setting in and soon she was diagnosed with MS.
Of course I loved the beach and she was always telling me to wear sunscreen and tried to discourage me but of course being a teen didn't listen.
So to this day I love the sun, outside whenever I can be. Love planting, and camping and the beach are my favorite vacations!
Now about 2 months ago I scheduled an appointment for a full body check because I had a precancerous mole 6 years ago. Was just being cautious.
Well I had a mole that the doctor said had to be removed asap. Well the biopsy came back melonama!
Soooo surgery scheduled May 25th. I guess I will have quite a scar. And very limited walking for 2 weeks till stitches come out.
Now to tie this all together...
My mother died young and had a sad life because of fear of sun. Imagine my sadness when I started researching about vitamin D defiancincy being a cause of autoimmune diseases and depression.
She was vitamin D deficient.
My father spent his childhood outside playing everyday. He would get such bad sunburns, he said his friends and him would see who could peel the largest piece of skin off!! Haha. Also he was always outside everyday he could till the day he died. He loved the outdoors! And he never wore sunscreen!
The only time I ever wear sunscreen is on my nose, cause I don't like to look like Rudolph! I have had sun poisoning, horrible sunburns, but most of the time just a nice light tan!
I don't believe in sunscreen because it blocks your body absorbing one of the most important vitamins for over all health! I believe without a doubt all my sun exposure has kept me from serious autoimmune diseases and cancer.
And , also I believe without a shadow of doubt most sunscreens CAUSE CANCERS.
They are getting recalled all the time....
So yes, I have melonama. Not a good thing. But will not being staying out of the sun and no regrets!
And will still not wear sunscreen.
Oh and I am living proof that sun does not prematurely age you. It's all about genes. People always compliment me on my skin and they ask how I keep my completion so pretty. I kid you not when I tell them it's from all the sunburns through the years! Chemical peels for free! Haha