I’ve been lucky enough to be brought up by a mother who is a bit of a narcissist obsessed with her skin. Even growing up in a one room studio, my mom has always prided herself in looking her best and maintaining a youthful appearance. Now at almost 60 years old, she looks incredible for her age and her fitness routine is out of this world. To be honest with you, when I was in my 20’s I couldn’t even keep up with her at the gym and now fast forward almost 20 years later, I would probably die of exhaustion in one of her aerobic classes.
One thing that my mom has drilled into me, much to my annoyance growing up and being a tomboy, is that your skin is really important. “You only have one and that’s the first thing everyone notices, so you need to take care of it,” was her daily mantra whenever I spoke to her on the phone and in person. I would always roll my eyes at her but secretly knew that what she was telling me was the truth.
The recommendation that she has always followed since day one was Sunscreen. No matter the weather, the temperature or how cloudy it was, she always had sunscreen on. Thankfully I listened to her and my skin looks incredible (besides my cystic/hormonal chin acne), and I walk around to this day having everyone fooled that I am in my 20s.
Now, I know genetics plays a role in some of this but it should not be the determining factor of why you should or should not wear sunscreen. You must always wear it due to the harmful UV ways that we have been taught since we were young. This leads to my quick review on the sunscreen that I use on a daily basis, and sometimes twice a day.
- Cost $9.22 for 3.0 Fl. Oz. bottle. That is about a $3.07 per Fl. Oz.
- 3.0 Fl. Oz is equivalent to 88 ml. That is about a $00.10 per mL.
- SPF of 55. You should really never buy anything below SPF 50. The higher the SPF, the longer you can stay in the sun without burning. An SPF of 15 allows you to stay in the sun up to 150 minutes, therefore an SPF of 55 will allow you to stay in the sun up to 550 minutes or about 9 hours.
- Not thick or too thin either, which helps with applying the sunscreen to your face easily.
- Be sure to allow the sunscreen to dry naturally on your face before you place a moisturizer on top. I actually like to apply some face oil right on top to help absorb the sunscreen onto my skin.
- When applying the sunscreen, rub face gently from bottom to top. You’re trying to prevent wrinkles, so rubbing from top to bottom is allowing gravity to affect you and thus causing your skin to droop earlier than necessarily.
- Does not cause breakouts. I have super sensitive skin and if I touch my face, I will break out. This formula is thin enough so it won’t clog my pores but makes my skin nice and shiny. It also helps balance my skin tone and create less blotchiness. I have been currently trying to get my skin to the point where foundation is unnecessary.
- Lasts a very long time. I estimate that with one bottle and every day use, this can last you about 3 months.
I have been using this particular brand for years now and I absolutely love it. It is my go to face sun screen. I highly recommend purchasing it at Target or on Amazon because the pharmacy retail price (depending on where you live) can vastly differ. If you just want to try it out, then go right ahead and make your purchase.
Remember, you have only one body and that includes the largest organ: the skin, take care of it as best as you can. – Peace and Love
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Read my other beauty/skin reviews below:
- Pore Vacuum Cleaner: Lonove
- Stila versus Maybelline Eye Liner
- Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain
- Tree Activ Cystic Acne Spot Treatment
- Tea Tree Oil
- Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care
Originally Published on October 21, 2019