Slovenska verzija tukaj.
When it comes to the beach, I'm a shade girl. I come from a family where finding a good shade on the beach was a top priority and we never lay in the sun. I don't have anything against sun bathing, I just never do it and I won't lecture you about the importance of sun protection because it's your business what you do on the beach, though I'm certain most of you are well aware how dangerous sun bathing can be. As far as I'm concerned, you'll find me in the shade, solving a numerous amount of crosswords and mostly not going into water unless it's 25°C+ because I'm always cold. I've got the strangest skin - I can stand it the sun for hours and I won't tan, but neither burn, even if I forget sun protection I start turning red much later than you'd expect. I've never actually been severely burned by the sun, my skin has only been slightly red. That's why I don't sun bathe, I don't even recall ever sun bathing because it's pointless, since it's like my skin refuses to change colour.
By now you might be wondering what's the point of this post. Well, I was invited to join a series of posts where Slovene bloggers who sport a fine, pale complexion warn you about the dangers of sun exposure and we hope that we will at least make you think more about the issue. Aside from me, you can read (mostly Slovene) posts from Anna (Mad about Red), Karina (Karinartistic), Nika (Beautyfullblog), Sandra (The Puzzle of Sandra's Life) and Tamara (from Cherry Colors). The thing is that last year there was this whole jam thing. If you're not from Slovenia (or maybe even from Croatia) then what you probably don't know is that there was this absolutely crazy hype for a fast tanning product called Marmelada (Jam) by Afrodita. The product doesn't contain sun protection, otherwise I can't see how it could work, but it caused hundreds of people to do something rather stupid - stay in the sun for hours with no sun protection in hopes of getting a deep tan. I did...