Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Armed with sunscreen and hat

The Neutrogena sunscreen I like to use.

The Neutrogena sunscreen I like to use and used today.

I took today off to attend a Giants baseball game with my friend Alicia and a couple of her friends.

A baseball game in San Francisco can be a beautiful and fun experience or a dreadful one depending on the weather. There have been times when I am wearing a sweatshirt, jacket, gloves, hat, scarf and blanket while sipping coffee or hot chocolate and am still cold.

Usually I prepare myself for a game by either bringing at least a fleece or sunscreen, because you never know.

But today was a beautiful and sunny day. I feel so lucky that the weather turned out to be so gorgeous. It was down right hot. But I would rather be hot than cold any day.

I am an Arizona girl. I spent summer family vacations frolicking on the beach in San Diego.

As a kid my goal was to get the best tan I could. I rarely wore sunscreen (probably only when one of my parents forced me to.) I hate to admit this, but I used to slather myself in baby oil and lay out in the sun baking.

As I have gotten older and moved away from Arizona my skin has changed.

About a year after Curt and I moved to the Bay Area we headed to San Diego for a weekend after I was sent down there for a training.

I was probably only on the beach for three hours. But I got burned so badly, which had really never happened to me before.

Since that experience I am careful with the sun and make sure I am armed with sunscreen.

My favorite sunscreen is the Neutrogena line. And I recently discovered the body mist, which is an SPF 30. It is so easy to use. I use the Ultra Sheer dry-touch sunblock SPF 70.

Sunscreen is important for so many reasons. First of all a sun burn just looks bad and it hurts. It dehydrates you and worst-case scenario, you can get cancer. And yes, you can.

So stock up and make sure to apply before an outdoor event and during to stay safe and happy.

Comments are closed.