As the mom of daughters who cheered at football games and sons who played baseball and soccer, I spent way too many hours outside in the sun. As a child growing up, I don’t remember ever applying sunscreen before going to the pool or spending days at the lake. I tanned easily and loved the way I looked with a tan. During my first pregnancy when I was 27, I discovered that the sun was no longer my friend. This horrible dark splotchy mask appeared on my nose and cheeks. My doctor called it melasma and told me it was very difficult to get rid of. Boy was she right!. It took a series of expensive and painful TCA peels, but I was one of the fortunate ones. My melasma did disappear! I would never be nonchalant about sunscreen use again!