It's the beginning of February and depending on where you call home, you just might be getting a little antsy for some warmer and more hospitable climates. I know I will be. So along with heading to the south, I need to think about my wonderful other half, who is very prone to getting sun burnt.
Being a natural red-head, his skin is typically prone to burning under the rays of the sun. We have already had a few bouts of melanoma and don't want to have any more of that. So in order for him and me to enjoy the sun, we are fully committed to sunscreen for our health and well being.
Now, did you know that not all sunscreens are created equally? On another trip south, we were going snorkeling off the coast of Mexico. Our tour guides took one look at our sunscreen and would not allow us to use it. Why not, you might ask? Here we were out on the ocean, sun shining down on us and no sunscreen protection. Our guides, while sympathetic to our needs, let us in on a secret. Many sunscreens contain chemicals that are really bad for the ocean environment.
We were left with no choice. Thank goodness that day just happened to cloud over enough that we were not left looking like overdone pieces of bacon.
This year we again are headed to the south. We are going to Hawaii and planning on doing some Island hopping. Needless to say, sunscreen was on our minds again.
Travelling by air nowadays, makes you follow certain safety regulations. We are not allowed to bring lotions/liquids that contain more than 100 mls. If you do, they will be confiscated at your boarding location. So now we are looking for a sunscreen that is eco-friendly and comes in a size that is acceptable for all safety regulations.
Thank goodness for the Internet and Amazon. First we did as search on acceptable sunscreens. We love Mother Nature and don't want to add unwanted chemicals to our water. So a search on the Internet led us to several brands of sunscreen that do no harm to the oceans. Then we ordered from Amazon and now two days before our trip, we have what we need. Two tubes of sunscreen with less than 100 mls in each tube.
One tube of sunscreen for my other half and one for me and our bags are packed. There will be no sunburns on this vacation, just good memories waiting to be made. And with an SPF of 50, we should be able to do lots of walking, swimming, and just soaking up the sunshine without worry. Now that makes for a happy holiday.
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