I am sad to say that there was a time in my life when I was a total sun goddess – I recklessly laid out on the beach WITHOUT SUNSCREEN! (THE HORROR!) but now that my skin is officially aging, sigh, I never leave the house without sunscreen…especially on my face. Melanoma need not apply for a position on this womanista’s skin!
The bottom line is, protecting your skin from sun damage is a really big deal. Just 20 minutes out in the sun without the proper sunscreen can cause damage that can set your skin back years (and add wrinkles…no thanks!)
I did an unofficial survey on the top facial moisturizers containing sunscreen (and by unofficial survey I mean I asked my friends with pretty skin what products they use) and I got some really great suggestions! I tested them all, and came up with a winner: L’Oreal Sublime Sun with SPF 30.
L’Oreal (sorry, I don’t know how to add the accent to the “e”!) really hit it out of the park with this one. It goes on super smooth, and is light-weight and not greasy. You can wear it under makeup without feeling like you have a layer of goop on your face, and it’s jam packed with antioxidants and vitamin E to keep your skin its healthiest! It’s also dermatologist-tested and won’t make you breakout (which is a mega concern for me! I once asked my dermatologist when I would be “too old” to break out and he said he has clients in their 60s…so I digress…) On top of all that, it’s available at your local drug store for $9.99.
Happy sunscreening, womanistas!
xo, the Womanista