Admit it. There are times when you're playing basketball in the hot heat, gardening without a hat or even falling asleep on the beach. Hours later you feel that pinch and burn on the back of your neck. It happens: sometimes we neglect sunscreen when we think it's not necessary (or we simply forget). I never forget (cut to previous post) but I do forget body parts, especially my feet. You would think I'd learn from the past (and the burning, blistering pain!) but for some reason my feet seem to get lost in the sun protection hustle.

Sometimes (and here's where I go a little weird) getting sunburned can be a good thing.

Cutting to the chase, I discovered Max Green Alchemy's Sun Rescue Cream at the Whole Foods down the street from my home. MGA is an organic, environment-friendly line (I love that they suggest "please recycle packaging" in the tube's directions). All of their products are paraben-free, petrochemical-free and lanolin-free. Sun Rescue Cream is incredibly soothing and has a pleasant, fruity aroma (must be the organic citronella and grapefruit seed extract). There's a bunch of antioxidants, vitamins and 26 active botanicals packed in this baby, so consider inflamed skin calmed. I like how it also includes shea butter and herbal extracts (green tea, one of my faves). I actually love this product, so this is why getting sunburned isn't such a bad thing: I'd never have the opportunity to use it.

The key ingredients are vitamin C ester and vitamin E, aloe vera leaf, calendula blossom, kukui nut oil, rosehip seed oil and jojoba oil, all of which hydrate, heal, cool and help reduce damage from sun exposure (all working in tandem with all the other ingredients). My feet often smell anyway (I'm the wear-no-socks kinda guy) so it's always good to have this around, especially when I'm constantly neglect my feet!