The sunny months are coming. The days are longer, and I long for every moment I can spend outdoors. I even try to squeeze in a couple of walks around the block during the workweek just so I can get some fresh air and enjoy the weather.
If you’re like me, you have a skin demon and a skin angel sitting on each shoulder:
Skin Demon: It’s summer! You need to be TAN! Bare that skin and get some color, woman.
Skin Angel: Where’s your hat!? Girlfriend, you use a retinol cream and if you don’t protect your skin your face is going to look like leather.
I’m always torn, but the scaryness of damaging my skin has been winning the battle more often than not. I’m increasingly concerned about things like sunspots and sunburns that can dramatically alter the delicate skin on my face.
I asked my dermatologist how often she thinks one should reapply sunscreen, and she said that every time I go outside for a walk, I should put more on. If I’m outside for an extended period of time, every 2 hours.
But WAIT, EW! I’m going to have to ruin my make up to re-apply goopy sunscreen every time I go for a walk? That’s just not realistic, and I honestly don’t know any person who does that.
Luckily for my skin, I found this SPF makeup setting/sunscreen spray. It’s called the Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF50 Makeup Setting Spray. It gives me a sheet veil of SPF and also makes my makeup look matte. I have been LOVING IT. I just keep it in my bag and give my face a spritz when I’m going to be in the sun. No leather face for me, please.
Another good one is the Colorscience SPF Mineral Powder. It comes in a little brush applicator that’s also perfect for tossing in your bag.
All joking aside, it is really important to use a sunscreen and get yourself a cute hat for outdoor jogs. Once you find a sunscreen you really like and you get into the habit of using it every day, then it won’t be a struggle to remember. I swear by the EltaMD SPF 44 tinted moisturizer in the morning, then reapply sunscreen with the Kate Somerville Spray. Another one I used to use and like a lot is the Image sunscreen (because it smells like lemon cake).
Also as an FYI, the outfit I’m wearing is something I typically wear to work. I know I don’t usually show my work outfits on here, so here you go! I think I wear this striped top once a week I love it SO much.
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