Confession: I often forget to apply sunscreen.. eeeekkkkk!
I just walked my dog and remembered, I didn’t apply ANYTHING to my face today. I think I just burned the back of my neck (smacking my head right now)! It is my day off but NO EXCUSE! I work on skin ALL day, I ask everyone if they are using SFP daily, I am starting to see spots on my face more & more from my teenage burns.. WHAT IS MY PROBLEM? SUN is the quickest way to speed AGING up.. I KNOW THIS.. I preach this.. I believe this!
Let’s keep it simple. I need to heed my own advice:
1. Apply your moisturizer to clean skin in the morning. Allow the product to absorb into your skin, this way your skin is less likely to want to absorb all the sunscreen into your pores, ultimately clogging them.
2. ApplySPF to your face (which I skip) and ALSO to your neck and chest (which I do). Your neck and chest are the tell tale signs of your age. They are always forgotten, but always exposed. Apply to BOTH.
3. (Ladies) As a final step after you have finished doing your make-up, apply a mineral make-up with a fluffy round brush all over your face, neck & chest. Mineral make-up contains ZINC & Titanium Dioxide which are both natural sunscreens (just like Baby sunscreens). Applying “powdered” SPF (mineral powders) is a great re-application product throughout your day. They lay on top of the skin and don’t have a tendency to clog pores from absorption (like some over the counter sunscreens can do).
4. If you are outside all day, you should re-apply. It doesn’t last all day long (even 100 SPF) especially after swimming, sweating or working.
That seems easy enough.. why can’t I remember to do it?
Baz Luhrmann said it BEST: “Always Wear Sunscreen!”
While you are spreading sunshine throughout your day, also remember to apply sunscreen. (I need to copy and paste that to my bathroom mirror ASAP). It’s the easiest way to slow the “beauty” aging process.
Need another reason? My aunt died because of skin cancer.. read her story here.