First, use sunscreen lotion, or better, sunblock sunscreens.
My favorite has been Hawaiian
Tropic. I've used Hawaiian
Tropic SPF4 Dark Tanning Lotion or Oil since I was
a young teenager. I use it often, not just when I'm
at the beach. However, when I am out diving, surfing,
or other all day outdoor activities I will use a sunblock
SPF formula. Protect your skin, and don't forget your
lips. For my lips I've religiously used the Hawaiian
Tropic Lip Care 45 plus Aloe Vera Sunblock Lip Balm since it arrived to the market.
Before that I used Blistex, which is very good in its own right,
but the Hawaiian Tropic lip balm is without a doubt
I ran track in high school. That's pretty physical. I also love body surfing.
I wear clothes because we have laws that require
me to wear clothes. Well, that's not exactly true.
My preferred form of dress is a nice pair of O'Neil
or OP shorts, and a shirt, but the shirt is entirely
optional. Shoes only when and if the circumstances
dictate shoes, and then in this order: sandals preferred,
running shoes, deck shoes, laced or slip-on loafers,
boots (but if I'm in the swamp, or clearing a clogged
storm drainage ditch, I have no issue wearing my
I spend a lot of time thinking and selecting what
to wear. I like most all of my wardrobe, but not
everything fits me the way I like every day. And,
of course, the way I feel about myself varies day
to day depending on many attributes (weather, angle
of the sunshine, the events of the day, people, etc.),
and so determining what to wear can be a daunting
And then there is my head of hair. It's thinning
and not as black anymore, but is striped with white
above my ears, and when I let it grow out there is
a façade of dark hair covering an immense area of
white underneath. Fortunately, if I keep my hair
trimmed short the white hair mercifully retreats
out of sight. This allows me to look my real age,
which is about ten years younger than the age stated
on my driver's license.
more vanity to come . . .
Avoid the scary stuff that you cannot doing anything
about anyway, such as Marjolin's ulcers that
can form on burn scars, and amazingly may not appear
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