My S.O.’s job requires him to be outside A LOT. So when I learned he wasn’t wearing sunscreen on a regular basis I cringed. I, for one, have made it my mission to have better skin care practices these days after I began developing fine lines on my forehead a few years ago. I was going out in the hot California sun without a thought of sunscreen unless it was an exceptionally hot day and I was doing something outdoorsy. But even still, I was only applying to my nose, under the eyes and on my arms. I wasn’t even moisturizing or using toners so my skin certainly was not being taken care of in the right ways.
Now that I take skincare more seriously, it’s important that those around me also also practice good sunsafe habits. So, if you can imagine, S never gets to leave the house during the day without a loving reminder to apply that sunscreen. The funny thing is, staying on top of him about his skincare actually causes me to be sure I’m also practicing what I preach so it’s a great reminder for myself as well.
S and I went to the MCX and found some really great sunscreens. I’m an advocate of using products on your face that were developed my companies who specialize in facial skincare. Mostly because I have sensitive skin so using a product like Banana Boat will cause me to break out. So for S we found a two in one moisturizer and sunscreen with 30 spf by Kiehls. I myself had already purchased a 50 spf by Clairns that goes under makeup so nicely. Though, I wish it also had a moisturizer. Since it does not, I end up adding my moisturizer after setting my sunscreen. But, don’t get hung up on brand names because they all work the same, really. 30 spf is 30 spf whether it’s Clairns or Banana Boat.