The perfect introduction to what could be an otherwise scary subject, Dr. Ablon and her daughter’s tale of learning the importance of healthy skin will make your little ones laugh as much as it stimulates their curiosity. Accessible and gentle, Ashley’s Ultraviolet Adventure is the perfect tool to encourage healthy habits through preventative medicine.
Eight-year-old Ashley Ablon Simpson’s morning routine includes brushing her teeth and putting on sunscreen. That’s right. She keeps sunscreen right next to her toothbrush so she never forgets. You’d like to know why, wouldn’t you?
When Ashley was five years old, the family was gathered for Thanksgiving dinner, one of her favorite holidays with all the family and fun when she noticed what appeared to be food on her grandma’s face. Well, it turned out it to be something much worse, a form of skin cancer.
Luckily, Ashley’s mom is a dermatologist, a doctor who knows all kinds of things about people’s skin. She took care of that little spot in a flash and Grandma was fine. This type of skin cancer, it turns out, is caused by the sun! And even when it’s hidden behind clouds, the sun can cause damage – that’s how tricky its ultraviolet rays are. However, we have a very simple, easy way to stop those rays in their tracks: sunscreen. It’s important to wear it when you’re skiing too, which Ashley’s grandpa finds out after a face-first fall in the snow! So that’s why Ashley always puts on her sunscreen, because she wants to be healthy.
Ashley Ablon Simpson is an eight year old who knows more than most adults about dermatology. She has a fourteen-year-old brother, Connor, and she and her family reside in the Los Angeles area.