Images by Helen Lee.

Listen up closely kids, because I'm about to give you two pieces of sage advice that will change your life, forever. One: never get a double scoop of gelato on a searing hot day and two: always, always wear a hat and sunscreen when outdoors. Trust me, I've learnt from both experiences and I can say with confidence that being left with sticky hands and an aching sunburn doesn't exactly qualify as a raging good time. On top of that, it's just a massive waste of ice cream. In all seriousness though, skin cancer is nothing to even consider joking about, especially when Australia has the highest rate in the world. Not only that, but two out of three friends will be diagnosed at some point in their lives. It's deeply saddening and  incredibly alarming that we live in a culture obsessed with being tanned. I want you to love your skin and to take good care of it. Get yourself a beautiful wide-brimmed hat (I suggest the Midnight Muse from Lack of Color), a good quality suncream (I'm obsessed with the Neutrogena Sheer Body Mist), some snazzy sunglasses and a beach umbrella (bonus points if it's blue & white striped). Implementing these items into your routine could not only save your life but you'll also have the benefit of youthful skin for the rest of your days. I mean, do you really want to look like this when you're 60? Nope, me neither. So check out the video and get pretty shady with me. You know you want to.

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