Enjoying the Summer Sun With SPF
We have now entered the summer month of June. As you
all know, summer is my favorite time of year. Now the
bathing suits come out and all I wear on top of them is
a tank top.
is already a bleached out color from the sun and my skin
has to catch up with an awesome suntan. I do have a head
start, in that I sit out in the sun every chance I get
and even cheat a little with my sun booth that Herman
got me a couple of years ago. But there’s nothing
like the actual beach time sun for a deep tan. And don’t
worry, I use sun block. Terry’s insistent upon it.
She uses SPF 30 on my face and SPF 15 everywhere else.
told the SPG number gives a doubling of sun protection
for each number it has…so an SPF 15 is 15 times
the protection of going without. I use SPF 4 in my sun
booth and never get any deep color like I do when I sit
in the actual sun. So that seems pretty safe.
there are the sun-block proponents who think all sun is
bad for you. That just won’t fly with me, as I’ve
been a sun worshipper all my life, and though I’ll
take precautions, I won’t stop my time in the sun.
It’s just too restful and comforting to me. And
everyone has to have at least one vice. That’s mine.
Herman doesn’t love the sun like I do. For one thing,
he has a lighter complexion and tends to burn and freckle
more than tan. He says the only way he shows any color
is when his freckles all merge together. His daughter
Hermanette says she has the same genes and has to wear
SPF 45 sun block. She can’t get a tan no matter
what. And she lives in Southern California!
enough, as you read this, Hermanette is preparing to go
to Russia on a church mission trip. Siberia, to be exact.
It would have to be a mission to impel her to go, I would
think, although she seems to be looking forward to it.
I have no idea what the weather is like there, although
I always think the weather in Siberia must be very cold.
She says they have told her it is like California in winter,
which means rainy and 60F to me.
the summer and the sun with proper protection, of course.
I know I will be doing just that.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com