Happy, Safe Summer!

It's official! Summer is here!

Summer is my favorite season. I love the cool mornings and warm evenings, long days, bbq'ing, beach and pool time, seasonal fruit, vacations and stay-cations, and the sun.

Ah the sun. I feel like "my battery" recharges when I spend time in the sun. My mood lifts. I smile more. I just plain feel good. However, I recognize that too much sun is not a good thing. As someone who has had several brushes with skin cancer, I know how important it is to play it safe.

Hydrating, lounging in the shade, avoiding sun's peak rays (10am-2pm), plus wearing hats and sunscreen are good ways to avoid the effects of too much sun. When it comes to sunscreens, you've got to do your homework.

The Environmental Working Group just released a Guide to Sunscreens. Check it out to help with choosing the best protection for your family's skin.