Monday, November 26, 2012

Let's Get Your Glow On!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend with your family! We had a nice quiet weekend with the family.  I didn't blog about this because things were so up in the air, but Mr. Spots (for you new readers, this is my boyfriend. How did he get his name? Read here.) was unable to go to the AIM at Melanoma walk in Charlotte the weekend before last because his dad was involved in a hunting accident. Since then, he's been in and out of the hospital. Thanksgiving landed him back in the hospital. He came home Saturday afternoon and is resting comfortably. We spent the weekend helping around their house and enjoying their company. Now you know why I was MIA! :-)

So, let me share a picture with you and ask for your opinion:

"Let's get your glow on!"

OK, when I first saw this, I thought it was a tanning advertisement. I kept reading, hoping I was wrong, and realized it's actually a plastic surgery group sponsoring this event that includes a "Reveal Camera" that allows folks to see pictures of the sun damage on their faces. 

Am I the only person who thinks maybe they shouldn't have used a girl facing the sun, getting her glow on, for an event that's going to point out sun damage to women? Shouldn't they promote protecting her skin in the first place? It just seems odd to me that the girl is facing the sun, absorbing the sun that causes the damage they are then going to reveal with their fancy "reveal camera."

Or maybe I had entirely too much time on my hands today and over thought this completely?

Whatever. ;-)

Happy Monday! XO


Kait said...

So bizarre they would use that photo...I would have picked one SHOWING sun damage!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

All good wishes for Mr Spots Dad for a speedy recovery.
My internet wont load the photo but your description was good enough - you are SPOT on Chelsea!

Anonymous said...

Maybe using this photo draws more people to the article. Showing sun damage or stating it - sometimes people will choose not to read about it.They don't want to know or think that it can/will happen to them.

Chelsea said...

^THAT actually makes a lot of sense! I didn't look at it in that way at all! Thank you for pointing it out to me. :-)