Wear Your Sunscreen

Lesley Mirza
Written by Lesley Mirza

Hello all!

The sun is out and it’s a hot one today. PLEASE, PLEASE, wear sunscreen. Don`t leave your home naked.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and the most common cancer for 25-to 29-year-olds. And in a recent survey commissioned by Johnson & Johnson on behalf of Aveeno and Neutrogena, it was found that only 1 in 10 Canadians have ever been to a dermatologist for a skin cancer screening in their lifetime. I have personally been once for a screening and am currently looking for a derm in Vancouver to check on my thousands of moles again.

Most people know the importance of sunscreen and what it can mean for skincare and sun safety, but products still end up being misused, leaving many at risk for permanent skin damage and skin aging.

Here is a list of five sunscreen mistakes to avoid at all costs offered by the peeps at La Roche-Posay.

1. Thinking you’re exempt from sunscreen because you have dark or olive skin.

2. Not applying sunblock often enough.

3. Neglecting to wear sunscreen while driving or working indoors.

4. Using a sunscreen that blocks only UVB rays.

5. Using a sunscreen that has expired.

PLEASE wear your sunscreen.

Ok, enough nagging from me. 🙂

About the author

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza is the editor-in-chief for and travels the world tasting, sipping, and spa-ing.

In addition to heading up, Lesley has penned pieces for several publications, including Vancouver Magazine, Western Living,, (Tourism Vancouver's blog), and

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