I’m a big girl, so I know the first rule of summer.
Use plenty of sunscreen.
But for me following this edict hasn’t been as easy as picking up a tube from my local drugstore and slathering it on. They’re either too greasy, cause breakouts or worst of all leave me covered in chalky residue.
This year, I bypassed my drug and discount store haunts and headed to Sephora. I explained my concerns to a SA, who marched me right over to the DERMAdoctor display and handed me a tube of their Body Guard SPF 30 sunscreen for face and body.
I glanced at the $25 price tag and started to place it right back on the shelf. Then she squirted a dollop of the stuff on my arm and rubbed it in.
The light cream immediately vanished into my skin without leaving a telltale coat of oil or white-tinged residue. EUREKA!
Body Guard’s oil-free, sheer formula offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, along with free-radical fighting anti-oxidants. I use it on both face and body with no hint of the clogged pours or breakouts I’ve experience with other brands.
Also, the 4-ounce bottle lasts a surprisingly long time.
For me, it’s worth the more-than-I-want-to-pay-for-sunscreen price tag.
So what products are you using to protect your skin from the sun this summer?