I am dedicating this post to my best friend's husband (who still needs some convincing) and all those who work hard to spread their professional knowledge on and personal experience with sun protection...
I was bad in my younger years - Worshiped the sun instead of my sunscreen. I also neglected my poor face when it came to sun protection. Now I am left with a losing battle with my dark spots. At the same time, I know I'm one of the lucky few who have escaped skin cancer. I am extremely grateful for my "second chance" and take my sun protection very seriously.
This story is about more than just showing you products I love...it’s also giving me a chance to share what I know about sun damage and I hope, after reading this story, you will convert to sunscreen-worshiping, too!
worship these sunscreens
for your face
Sunscreen for face is tricky as it tends to clog pores and not always ideal for oily/combo skin. However, with new technology in skin care, there are more options these days that are more gentle to the skin. After some trial & error, I've finally narrowed down to these gentle and lightweight versions that don't stir up the oily pot and work well with layering. And for those with normal or dry skin, I encourage you to try them out, too, as some of these have great skin care benefits while protecting your face from UV radiations!
P.S. I'm also including some tidbits about sun damage, sunscreen labeling and sun protection in each section. My goal is to share what I know, so that you are armed with information to make informed decisions about your own skin care ritual!
worship these sunscreens
for your BODY
The smell of Coppertone is one of those sensorial experience I could never forget. You just knew when someone’s wearing sunscreen with that intense smell back in those days. And I think for this and many other reasons, most of us forgo applying sunscreen from the neck down on a normal day. The truth is that UV rays don't discriminate and it is as harsh on your body skin as it is on your face. But thank goodness for technology and now we have these less-scented, lightweight, no-white-streak options that don't make us go "ewk" while protecting our body skin.
what do you think?
I am really curious to know your thoughts because I sometimes feel like I'm preaching the importance of sun protection and some people may want to tune me out...but I truly mean well and just want everyone to understand what the UV rays are doing to our skin and how we can protect it while still allowing us to enjoy the great outdoor!
It was very hard to narrow down all the tidbits to just one post. If you have questions or would like to know more, feel free to ping me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Instagram (@hulawithme), or leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this post.
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