ODE TO SUNSCREEN - My True Friend
Oh, Sunscreen! How I love you so!
You do so much for me that you will never know
How your SPF of at least 30 protects me from the UVA
And UVB rays
So that my skin won’t end up looking like a prune
With wrinkles and sunspots.
I'll tell my friends that I am in my 30s when I am really 65.
Because of you, dear sunscreen, I am line and crow’s feet free.
I don’t want to bring up the dreaded “C” word, but you help prevent Melanoma, too.
Oh sunscreen! How I really do adore you!
Don’t be offended that my kids don’t love you as much.
I know there is a lot of screaming and running around when I go to put you on them.
Do not be alarmed.
I catch them and slather them up anyway!
Luckily, you are a versatile friend, coming in many different forms.
A stick version goes smoothly on my baby's faces, and the spray kind is great for touchups after the pool.
I even rub you on my squirmy husband because men age from sun exposure, too
Even though it doesn’t matter so much on them - lucky SOB’s.
We have been together a long time, Sunscreen, my friend.
For awhile during my teenage years, I thought I didn’t need you.
I tried to get tan like all the other girls, but alas, my skin just turned red and burned.
So I grabbed a bottle of you and held on tight.
Now I use you every morning, and even sometimes at night! (Well, not really.)
So here’s to you my opaque little friend, my true friend in keeping me safe from the sun.
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