A ^Retired Plastic Surgeon's Notebook

Add a Rash Guard to your summer wardrobe. Your skin will thank you for it.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon loves her rash guard.  She also hopes you also have one to love.

cc rash guardI love this time of year in Seattle because the outdoor public swimming pools are open and the lakes are warm enough, barely, for a really quick dip.  And I loooove to swim, especially outdoors.  And I loooove my rash guard which not only protects me from the strong summer sun, it keeps me warm in the chilly waters of Lake Washington and Green Lake and when I am really, really brave, the frigid waters of Puget Sound.

I was a real water dog growing up, spending most of my summer days in Northern Idaho’s Lake Coeur d’Alene or Spokane’s Comstock Pool.  My mother made me wear a t-shirt into to the water in the mid day sun.  As much as I used to gripe about it, I now appreciate her wisdom.  I do have sun damage on my chest and back but it would be much worse without my mom’s nagging.

I have my kids trained so they almost feel a little underdressed without their rash guards.  There’s no need for a baggy, soggy t-shirt to ruin your beach or pool style.  Rash guards come in colors and designs for just about any taste.

Oh, and the lady here is not actually me but I do own this rash guard!

Thanks for reading and happy, happy, happy summer!  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder


Category: General Health, Skin Care, sun damage, Wardrobe Observations | Tags: , , , , , ,

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