Getting a bit of winter sunshine!

This is me, basking in the sun. Shock horror! I know you’re not supposed to sunbathe anymore, but check this out:

I went to a skin cancer specialist to have some moles looked at (everyone should get this over and done with if they are concerned, like I was). He said that sun was essential for your health, and a little every day was a good thing.
Note that I said a little, and I will add that he was talking about good-old Britain, where 25 degrees is considered to be a meltdown. Probably the same doesn’t apply if you live in the middle of the Sahara, or spend the entire day oiled up on your patch of roof that London estate agents call a ‘terrace’.
So catch some rays! I was catching them in Istanbul, which was a pleasant 30-something-degrees. Nice. Especially in full make-up and wearing five layers of black Fendi!

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  1. March 28, 2012 / 11:35 am

    Your work on recovering the archives is appreciated! Just as I’m trying to figure out the whole sun tanning answer of the 21st century I came across this post. LOL! Still would appreciate a video on the whole subject! I think it’s all very confusing and that the media out there is giving us very mixed messages!

    • Ruth
      March 28, 2012 / 9:19 pm

      @Upa yes, it’s an absolute minefield and everyone has their own (often strong) opinion on the matter. Lots of conflicting scientific reports, too, doesn’t help! x

  2. March 29, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    I ran out today to take a few pix of the tulips coming up and since it was a matter of carpe diem, I didn’t put anything on my face. It took more than the 10 minutes I’d (foolishly) allotted time for.
    So, do we go out for x amount of time with no SPF to get the benefits of the sun, including the Vitamin D and a bunch of good things no one’s even discovered/thought of yet? If so, when we come in the house, do we do anything “healing” or exfoliating to our faces? Sorry to go on and on, but this sun thing is getting to me! And each doctor I see has different answers.

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