Friday, June 6, 2014

That SPF Stuff

As a fair complexioned girl with fussy (read allergic reaction prone) skin, I've tried more than my fair share of sunscreens. Coppertone, Vichy, Ombrelle, and others I've lost track of have all left me with the option of rash or sunburn. Not a place anyone wants to be. My skin situation is especially difficult because I don't actually know what I'm allergic to. Now that I walk to work, and live a lot closer to the equator than I used to, I want to take extra good care of my fair skin!

Now that I've found a few winners, I thought I'd share them with you.

Ettusais just released a new sunscreen that I am in love with! It's the UV Block Spray SPF 50+ PA++++. It's colorant free, non-comedogenic, and oh so easy to apply. It doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy at all! It's got more of a velvet finish. It claims to have a floral scent, which I don't notice. I do like that it doesn't have that typical sunscreen smell. I always feel like a need a shower when I smell like that. This product is absolutely perfect for spraying on as I'm leaving work, or running out the door!

Another one I like for body is the Clinique Sun Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Body Cream. I love Clinique's skin care and makeup. Other girls with sensitive skin will know how good it is. This protects against burns and aging effects of the sun. It also has antioxidants to protect skin against other environmental factors. The only draw back on this one is the price tag at $25. If you do want to spend a little extra on sun protection I highly recommend this one. The formula isn't as light as the Ettusais spray, but it still isn't greasy or heavy! I used this at the beach in Hawaii and didn't burn at all.

For face you guys already know that I love the Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer from The Body Shop. I love having this coverage to start the day, especially since I walk to work in the morning. This moisturizer mattifies and doesn't leave my face greasy at all. It's perfect to put makeup on top of. I usually wash my face in the morning, apply moisturizer, eat breakfast, and then do my makeup. You wouldn't have to wait this long for it to soak in if you were in more of a hurry!

For touching up my face throughout the day, like when I leave work to walk home, I like to use the Ettusais Aqua Splash UV SPF25 PA++. This is also available in SPF 30, which I will probably pick up once the temperatures climb. You can use this under or on top of makeup. I like to carry this in my purse and use it on my face, neck, arms, and chest, especially when I'm travelling. Like the other Ettusais sunblock it's colorant free and non-comedogenic.

What sun protectors do you guys love? Leave me a comment!

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