Monday, August 22, 2011
I have been wearing sunscreen every day since I was 14.
And it was because I wanted to age as beautifully as my grandmother has. My grandmother did everything she could to avoid the sun. To this day she wears big sunglasses, and always wears sunscreens and creams. And let me tell you, she has the skin to prove it. She is 76 years old, never had any cosmetic work done in her life and she has the skin of someone less than half her age. Yes, she has terrific genetics,but she has worked really hard to get the skin she has today. And, beautiful does not do her (or her skin) justice. At 14, I did not quite understand the correlation between wrinkling and the sun, but I started to read about skincare because of all of the problems I encountered with my own skin (I was NOT genetically blessed to be without blemishes in my teens!)Trying to figure out my own skin is what got me into skincare.
So, I do know a thing or two about sunscreens. ClickR Day Brilliant Lotion SPF 15 is my relatively new favorite! I know that Lauren blogged about it, but I could not resist- I absolutely love this company! No preservatives, all natural, and Vegan! To protect from the sun, it contains Avobenzone, Octislate, and Octinoxate. Mother of Pearl helps to protect the skin barrier, and the Diamond Powder gently polishes. It contains silver to fight bacteria, and Gold to deliver oxygen to your skin cells. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this product, even if your skin is NOT as sensitive as mine.
For other sensitive (and/or) dry skin, my first Skincare line, La Roche-Posay has a great sunscreen- Hydraphase UV SPF 30.
Dry types might also like L'Occitane Ultra Moisturizing Fluid SPF 20
Dark Skin, I really think that Darphin Vital Protection, Age-Defying Protection Lotion SPF 15 looks fantastic!
For all skin types, especially Oily- Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 is great- and works well under make-up.
For Oily skin, I love the ClickR (again) Day Brilliant Lotion, or La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen.
Do you have a favorite sunscreen? Tell me about it! Comment here, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter- @madihebert