Anyone else looking for the latest and greatest anti-aging tip? We’re constantly looking for the fountain of youth via pills, creams and injections. In a world that’s so reactive, we need to be proactive, especially when it comes to our skin. Adding one simple, secret weapon to your daily routine can make all the difference. This secret weapon doesn’t require piercing or stinging your face and you probably have laying around…
Ugh, again, Sam? Yes, BB’s AGAIN. I wasn’t always so passionate about healthy skin. I fake-baked until I burnt myself purple (scouts honor, PURPLE), wore little to no SPF and one time voluntarily lathered myself in baby oil to burn to a crisp, because I was so dedicated to reaching the ultimate tan. In all honestly, I looked like one of Amanda Bynes’ dancing lobstaaas and once it faded, I was paler than I started.
Now, if the thought of skin cancer isn’t enough to prompt you to bathe in a tub of sunscreen, maybe a few vain facts will switch gears. (PS: There isn’t anything wrong with starting things for vanity reasons, most of the time, its sticks and becomes more than why you started. Think working out or putting on sunscreen *wink*) The effects of sun damage can really ruin your beauty queen look with premature aging of your skin. With too much unprotected sun exposure, UVA rays damage collagen and elastin. This means you’re inviting fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and texture changes to your face. These penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays, which is a cause of sunburn on the surface of your skin. Both are damaging to the largest organ on your body, your skin.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a magic lotion that we could apply and live our lives unlike Nick Swardson’s character in Benchwarmers? Oh, wait a second… there is and all you have to do is incorporate it. Be proactive and mix it in with your everyday routine. Every morning, I wash my face, apply sunscreen and then get on with my regular makeup routine. I found that my SPF 15 wasn’t giving me the protection I needed after walking in from lunch on the deck with pink cheeks.
A true recommendation from the heart for an everyday face lotion with SPF, I’m LOVING Neutrogena’s Age Shield™ Face Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70. Its light and provides amazing coverage. Plus, it isn’t greasy and doesn’t clog pores. I actually think it makes my makeup look better. Another step in your morning routine? Who cares. That extra step won’t seem so bad later when you’re looking FABBBBULOUS.
Whose ready for summertime fun in the sun? Pass the sunnies and sunscreen.