LimeLife’s Perfect Sunscreen is my life-saver. Sounds a bit dramatic, doesn’t it? But those exact words were explained to me by the Dermatologist that discovered I had Melanoma last November.
When my neighbor, a mother to 3 young children, was diagnosed with an invasive form of Melanoma, I figured I should be on the safe side and get a body scan. My Dermatologist knew within a minute she had found cancer on the top of my thigh. Even as she said, “That’s melanoma” and pulled out her biopsy kit, I was unaffected by her discovery. The next day when she called to confirm it was malignant and told me to come in immediately to have it removed, my response was, “I am so busy today. How about Friday?” Her usual friendly tone disappeared and she said, “This is cancer. I’ll see you in a few hours.”
I will never know if the sun was the cause of my Melanoma, but I have a feeling it was. To start, I have absolutely no family history of this cancer. On top of that, I can count on one hand the amount of times I put sunblock on my legs. I am religious about applying it to my face, shoulders, chest, and arms, but never my legs. Here’s why: I was always torn as to whether or not sunscreen was worse for you than the sun. I tried to find a balance between applying chemicals to my body and the risk of skin cancer. Somewhere I compromised on just using it on the top half of my body.
After getting a giant chunk of my leg removed and making body scan appointments every 3 months for the next 10 years, I got serious about sunscreen. It wasn’t just because of the scare, it was also because Madison had recently identified the holy grail of sunscreens — a formula that performed well with a worry-free and naturally beneficial ingredient deck. I no longer had to balance the risk, I could slather it on myself, my kids, and every baby within an arm’s length.
Now, I have a stockpile of LimeLife’s Perfect Sunscreen in my bathroom and beach bag to ensure this life-saver is always nearby!