Our birthday suit makes up the majority of our body’s protective layer.
We get facials to combat the use of makeup and pollution. We paint our nails for the seasons trends, and we use hair masks and treatments to help ease the stress of hair bleaching.
Nails and hair aside, what is the use of expensive face products, creams, and serums in combating all the harm we inflict on our skin, if we aren’t using preventative skincare to begin with? The biggest complaint I hear from older generations is “I wish I took better care of my skin”. The more time goes by, we hear the age old secrets to preventative care, and that is to:
Drink plenty of water
Get plenty of sleep
***PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN ***
Sun exposure not only speeds up signs of aging, dark spots, and wrinkles…but we also run the risk of developing certain forms of skin cancer as a result of excess exposure (Talking laying out/tanning beds/etc.). Now a personal issue of mine comes from having sensitive skin. I have avoided using moisturizers with SPF, because they are typically thick, tacky under makeup, and usually result in breakouts. I’ll take those wrinkles over looking like a pizza face..right?. Well, I recently started reading up on how much our skin ages and how this is sped up by the sun. Whether we are sunbathing, or running to and from the car to work everyday. Small bouts of exposure, result in long term effects on our skin.
So, I started asking around, because I am all about preventative care. What good SPF moisturizers are lightweight, yet WORK for my skin!? Here are some of the best products on the market that are light weight, effective, and can be used under makeup. All have come from close friends and family that actually use them! I recently just started using #3 eltaMD, and loving it! While some work for oily to combination skin, others will be best for dry skin.
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#1. Heliocare 360* Fluid Cream
#2. Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen +
#3. elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
#4. Clinique Pep-Start Daily UV Protector
#5. Origins A Perfect World Age-Defense Eye Cream
#6. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen