Most of you probably do wear some kind of sunscreen every day, in your moisturizer, foundation, or powder. I use a moisturizer with SPF 15, and a foundation with SPF 15. I know they don’t “add up” to 30, but I figure doubling up doesn’t hurt.
We’re headed for longer, sunnier, and more skin-exposed days, so please up your numbers. This simple step is crucial to save the health and beauty of our skin, all shades of skin. I’ve already had a basal cell and squamous cell cancer removed, and I’m sure some of you have too. Mine were no doubt formed back in the 1960’s, when I sunbathed in nothing more protective than baby oil!
Some fascinating studies with identical twins have demonstrated the damage that prolonged sunning can do (most of these subjects who sunned also smoked, so it’s not a precise comparison).
|Identical twins, age 61. One smoked and sunbathed. Source.|
For the next six months I am going to use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 30 on my face, neck, chest and hands. It’s very gentle and sheer. When I venture onto the beach or take a long bike ride, I’ll use the SPF 70. My husband says if they made a sunscreen that worked on the surface of the sun, that’s the one I’d buy : >
|Good stuff. Under $10|
I love to enjoy the outdoors and get a little bit of sun. But for me, the key is with protection. Aging is doing its thing without much assistance from me, so one does what one can!
What’s your favorite sunscreen for everyday, or do you (gasp!) do without?
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