Safe Sun Stories: It’s Never Too Early To Start
May is Melanoma Awareness month and we’re really proud to partner with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) to support Melanoma research. All month long we’re supporting the MRA through a host of exciting initiatives in-store, on our blog, and through social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. To share your support and save face, see our fav UV blocking products that benefit MRA.
Today, Pat, our Head Beauty Buyer, shares her safe sun story. It all started around age one… and she has a picture as proof.
I was definitely younger than 2. I have a picture of me in my shades, standing in my playpen – I couldn’t even walk yet! But there I was, protecting my eyes. What you might view as a cutesy fashion statement from a tiny tot (destined for a career in fashion & beauty at BG, naturally), was actually a three-generation safe sun practice that was handed down by my grandmother. When my mom was a small child, my grandmother made her wear giant hats from the time she was born — and my mother passed the safe sun tradition down to me. I learned from a very early age – avoid the sun as much as possible. I can honestly say, I do not remember a time when I did not wear sunglasses.
I protect my eyes every single day – rain or shine!
Pat Saxby is our VP, DMM of Beauty here at Bergdorf Goodman. Like her story says, she has been practicing safe sun since she was a little kid. As a lifelong beauty girl, Pat knows the importance of avoiding the sun’s harmful rays. During the warm months, Pat enjoys spending time with her family in Maine…she tells us she’s never without a good book, a great bottle of wine, and plenty of sunscreen!