It's not early menopause.
It's a frickin' vitamin D deficiency!
Blood tests confirm I don't get out enough.
'Slip. Slop. Slap.' was drummed into my skull at the local Life Saving Club as a kid and I remember the ads playing every summer. Since the campaign was released in 1981 the incidences of the two most common skin cancers have dropped but the incidences of the more deadly melanoma have actually increased. The jury is still out on wether low serum levels of vitamin D are linked to the susceptibility and proliferation of melanoma cells.
So I'm going to take my chances nakedly, 10 mins, 6 x per week. Doctor's orders. The rest of the time I will stay 'sun smart'.