Hi, my name is Natalia Kelly.
Brave pursuer of Motherhood, grateful, ever improving.
In my 20s I can remember laying in the sun, hour after hour, waiting for my timer to go off to alert me to flip over, like a piece of bacon roasting under a heat lamp in a diner. My mother, a survivor of melanoma and basal cell carcinoma, impressed upon me the importance of changing my attitude toward the sun and protecting myself.
Now I am a 36 year old mother of 2 and I am more safe than ever in the sun. We live in the Arizona desert and enjoy our pool time and ocean trips to Mexico. Covering ourselves is a top priority! I wear my Solbari hat day in and out, at the playgrounds, walking across parking lots while I run my kids around in the Arizona sunshine. It's a lot more fun to play outdoors while I know their skin and health is safe and well managed.
Don't tan! You are beautiful just the way you are!
Thank you Natalia for helping raise awareness for skin cancer, melanoma and skin conditions, and sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community.
The Solbari Team
Many of us see the ultraviolet (UV) index on weather reports and read about UV alerts at particular times of the day. But do you know what it actually means and how it affects you?
There are two main types of UV rays and both cause damage to skin cells. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight are made up of UVB, which has shorter wavelengths and higher energy, and UVA, which has longer wavelengths and lower energy.