We just experienced Daylight Savings Time yesterday meaning not only did we spring forward a whole hour but we’ll be able to enjoy a little more sunlight during the day! EXCELLENT! 🙂 More sun! I’m definitely looking forward to getting a little color and eventually enjoying a little more warmth on my skin.
You know what comes to mind now besides tank tops & flip flops? SUNSCREEN! I had the pleasure of enjoying a fantastic french facial by Paulette at the Dolce Vita Day Spa last month. I’m not unaware that I should be wearing sunscreen when I’m outside but I’m hardly outside (especially when it’s super cold or super hot outside). As a lot of you ladies know, conversation about your skin and how you take care of it is kind of expected with your esthetician. Since I’m not usually outdoors on a daily basis, I skip the whole SPF coverage thing. On a typical day, I may be exposed to the outdoors for 30 mins in total. My outdoor exposure usually takes place in between locations I’m commuting. Not exactly the smartest thing but decided I was going to start making that a daily part of my skin routine.
Just this past fall I attended the Texas Conference for Women. While browsing vendor boothes I stumbled upon a company that showed you just how much sun damage you have on your face. You would put your head into this curtained box where a TV screen outside would show you the results. I was afraid to do it myself and you know why? It was because if I truly knew what kind of damage had been done I’d feel guilty about not taking better care of my skin. I usually feel pretty confident in the amount of time and effort I make to take care of my skin. I remove my make up at night. I’ve been using eye cream to avoid wrinkles since I’ve been 25! What I don’t make sure to do is wear SPF everyday though.
After a friendly reminder from Paulette I decided I need to be more responsible with my skin. My current moisturizer does not have sunscreen in it. I’m a little surprised that a day cream wouldn’t have SPF already in it. I am keeping my eyes peeled for a new one. I’m open to suggestions. I once used a light, non-greasy moisturizer with SPF from Mario Badescu and I liked it a lot. The only thing that made me stop wearing it was traveling 25 miles to the store that stocked it. To my surprise, there’s an Ulta about 3 miles away from my house that stocks that product line. How about that! 🙂 I don’t want to waste what moisturizer I already have but I need the SPF! My answer to that is; combine some sunscreen to my moisturizer until I’m out. That is definitely something I do a lot, blend & mix. I do it with just about everything (ie: food, sauces, perfume, eye shadow, shampoo, music, circuit workouts).
Do you make sure to include SPF in your skin care routine? What products do you like to use? What other type of skin care do you feel you need to include in your routine that you don’t already do or used to?