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I’m about to turn 30. If I could tell my 20-year-old self one beauty secret, it’d be to protect my skin from the sun at all costs. In my early twenties, while living in a state famous for its sunshine, I spent an embarrassing amount of time in tanning beds. I also refused to wear sunscreen and developed Squamous Cell Carcinoma as a result. Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and a giant scar on my back are constant reminders of the sun damage I subjected myself to. And for what? To look tan for an extra few days? Sometimes I want to reach back ten years and smack myself! Unfortunately, I can’t change the past, but I can and have taken proactive steps to mitigate the damage. One of the most effective steps was choosing to wear a daily face moisturizer with SPF, like Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 15.