As a sun-worshipper from a famously rainy part of the world, it takes an extreme amount of discipline for me to sun safely overseas. In honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness month, I’m in need of a sun-safety reality check!

Test your sun-safety IQ. The American Cancer Society has a 9 question sun-safety quiz to get a true grip on where your sun-safety knowledge level is at. Suffice to say, this dispelled a few urban legends for me – check it out.

Never leave home without good, natural sunscreen. Even though you can often buy it wherever you are traveling, bringing your own ensures the quality & protection level. If you have sensitive skin like I do, it also allows you to try it first and be sure you won’t break out in flaming red hives or something.

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