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The end of summer fun doesn’t have equal pain



Today I took my son and a friend to the water park.  Let’s call it a before school mini hoorah.  We have another planned for Monday.  

And well part of my ancestry got to me.  I’m
gonna blame it on the Scottish part.  

Yes it got my son, too.  But he refused to let me take a picture. 

He didn’t want a “coppertone brand type picture of the top of his bum”  out there.  

I guess I don’t blame him. 

Yes, we are red. Yes we used YL’s 50 spf on liberally and often.  (No, this isn’t to say their sunscreen doesn’t work). Anyone who’s out in the sun on the water knows, or should know, the sun is amplified when in water.

Here’s why I’m not super concerned.  When we got home we showered, to get rid of the nasty pool chemicals, then wiped ourselves down with the Young Living Lavender Seedling wipes.  These wipes are part of the baby line.  Waited for that to dry, sprayed ourselves down with YL Lavaderm, and then added Geranium and Lavender Essential Oils to pure aloe and let out skin soak that up.  

Tomorrow our skin will, most likely be bronze and not red. And the shower we take won’t bring us to our knees.  Is any sun damage ok for skin?....no, but how we protect it after is.  

Let’s be real, staying inside and out of the sun always is not viable.  At least not for my family.

And to break it down even further.  We didn’t have all the things I mentioned on our summer trip.  So we just did aloe and Lavender.  

Guess what, it may have taken a day longer for the redness to go away, but the aid it gave us in pain and soothing properties is all we need.  

I just had the other things this time.

So yeah.  Summer, even during Back to School can be comfortable. 

I’ll be back soon!

Courtney 


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