Lets talk about SPF!! First of all I didn’t regularly wear SPF until last year 😩 because I didn’t know any better. But now I know how damaging the sun can be when in it for long periods of time. Even for ppl of color —hyperpigmention and dermatosis papulosa nigra. So with the unofficial start to summer🏖🏝 ☀️👙this weekend (Memorial Day 🇺🇸) I want to remind everyone about sun protection. I always wondered what the numbers meant on the SPF. The numbers represent the percentage of how much less UVB (burning rays) and UVA (aging)will penetrate your skin vs not using the SPF. i.e I use SPF 40 @supergoop that means it would take 40 times longer for the rays to burn your skin if you apply as directed. So does that mean the higher the SPF the more protection? According to skin cancer.org that is a yes but no answer. The more important aspect of skin protection in the sun is to incorporate SPF with clothing protection such as long sleeves, wide brim hats👒 and sunglasses🕶 with UV protection for more info click the link in bio! Hope y’all have a great summer! 🤗💛💛💛 #spf#supergoop#skinprotection#melanomaprevention#funinthesun🌞 #summerdays☀️ #beachdays#hothothot#texassun#desertsun#skincare#dermatology#beauty
So fun being part of The Storytellers Project. Last December I attended one of their events. It was such a great night I applied to speak. Every person I encountered with this project was kind, supportive and gave exceptional guidance. So much so, it was almost easy to get up in front of hundreds of people to share my story.
Thanks to my friends and adopted family for coming out to see me speak and all the texts of support from those further afield. I could feel your love beaming at me while on stage.
We learn from each other’s stories. If you have a story you want to share, definitely check out #storytellersproject#desertsun#coachellavalley#ranchomiragelibrary#palmspringslife#palmsprings#outofthecomfortzone#itallworksoutintheend
Whatever course you decide on there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage ~ Emerson
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Ingratitude is the essence of vileness ~ Kant
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that desert flame,
that pixie in the sand,
with dusty feet,
and painted skin
burning to the moon.
with fire dancing in her wings
she dares the stars to fade
and the jealous sun will rise again
to cool the heat she’s made.
- atticus at Joshua Tree National Park
Fully stocked and ready for summer. Having a sale on some of the items that are overstocked! Check out the Etsy page to stock up on your favorites and get ready for some desert self care this summer. Enter code TUCSONPICKUP for free shipping on local pickup. 🌿🌞🌵 at Tucson, Arizona