Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Feel The Burn
A couple of days of sunshine and this country turns into vampires that have discovered 24hr sunblock.
What IS it with the UK that when the temperature reaches 20 degrees people decide that what they REALLY want to do is increase their risk of skin cancer by basking in the sunshine until they burn and peel?
Over this weekend there has been more burnt flesh than at the last BBQ I attended and it is really not pretty to see. If aliens invaded earth now they would call back to their planet saying, "Earth is fantastic, there are so many different colours of people here, white, brown, red......"
The first glimpse of sunshine and people just strip off. They have worn 17 layers all winter, but now? Oh now they worship the sun god Ra and must sacrifice allllllllllll their clothing to him. (and a couple of layers of skin too)
And now today, you can see people walking around, visibly flinching as their clothing rubs against their "sun tan" (burnt to a crisp) proud of themselves that they have a colour.
Now I'm not telling you that you have to be pale and interesting,
(although you can if you choose to be)
But LET'S use some common sense here. Skin cancer is still on the rise, It is May, there is plenty of sun left, it isn't going to explode any time soon leaving us on a desolate, cold, slowly dying planet. (disclaimer, I take no responsibility for it the sun does actually explode now) pace yourself, USE SUNSCREEN, wear a hat, avoid the sun during the hottest part of the day if possible.
Then not only are you treating your skin with care and consideration and minimising your chances of skin cancer........
You won't look like a twat with sunburn either.
And I won't laugh at you or judge you harshly.
Have you seen people doing this over the weekend, or have YOU experienced the burn of the sun this weekend?
Let me know
Big Fashionista x x x x
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