I know what you're thinking... "Don't be banging on to me about bleedin' sunscreen; we hardly get a glimpse of sun as it is" etc etc. But that doesn't detract from the fact that we here in Ireland have a surprisingly high rate of skin cancer.
Presumably it's the combination of our fair skin and our propensity not to wear sun screen for the aforementioned reason ("sure how else am I mean to prevent rickets in this Godforsaken country?!") and straddle it wholeheartedly whenever it does make an appearance.
Sunscreen dates back to ancient Egyptian times; "They used a combination of rice bran, jasmine, and lupine in their sun lotions - and some of these ingredients are still used in sunscreens today." In case you were wondering.
Every day is Sunscreen Day when it's warm & sunny. Don't forget to pack yours! ðŸŒÅ¾ pic.twitter.com/anKTEiWmQ9
— Royal Caribbean UK (@MyRoyalUK) May 27, 2016
As the sun tries to make an appearance today, bear in mind that it can still affect your skin through clouds. My sister is currently being systematically treated for skin cancer on her face and has only ever lived in Ireland, so it does happen.
Therefore, I'm wheeling out an old favourite. It doesn't just impart sage advice about sunscreen.
Over and out.