Sun smart

May 24, 2010

I confess: I don’t wear sunscreen every day.

My makeup may or may not contain SPF (I’m always trying new products so nothing is ever used consistently) but on the average day, nope, no sunscreen. To clarify, I apply the stuff if I am going out for run or know I’ll be sitting on a patio or have plans for any other activity that’ll have me outside for any length of time, but for the most part I’m an indoors kinda girl (my views on camping are in line with Beauty Geek Janine’s). Still, I should have better sun smarts.

Here’s the thing: (1) I am lazy. And adding the extra step of applying sunscreen to my routine will mean that I’ll be rushing out the door even later than usual. And (2) most of the facial sunscreens I’ve tried have an unappealing greasy feel.

So I was particularly pleased that Neutrogena‘s new Ultra-Sheer Water-Light Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 45 ($12.99) lives up to its name and claims–it is very lovely worn under makeup and it is uber light. And while the sunscreen still has a slight sunscreen scent, the fragrance reminds me of  the beach, and puts me in a summer state of mind.

Note: It comes in SPF 60, too, so fair-skinned ladies and gents can get the protection they need.

Please: do as I say, not as I do (well, come to think of it, now I do wear sunscreen every day, thanks to Neutrogena — so, yes, please do do as I do!).

(yes, I said do do).

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9 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Janine  |  May 24, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Ooh, sounds good, do-do or not. Going to find my bottle of Ultra-Sheer Water-Light now.

  • 2. Janine  |  May 24, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Also thanks for the link!

  • 3. Julia Goolia  |  May 24, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    I need to try this stuff! I wish I had it on today when I went out for a bike ride and run, my face (and arms) are a lovley shade of cooked lobster. I’m testing out a new serum (Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator) and it makes my skin uber sensitive to UV rays, I should have read the back of the bottle before leaving the house…I got a gnarly burn today because I didn’t want to reapply sunscreen on my face because of that greasy feeling they often leave behind. I need to get on the Ultra Sheer Water-Light bandwangon.

  • 4. healthandswellness  |  May 24, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Oh, that doesn’t sound good! Yes, please try it and let me know what you think. And cover up those arms, lady, too! (I personally love all the spray sunscreens when it comes to the body — nice and quick application all over!). I feel for you — my shoulders got burned last week in Napa (not totally my fault — my luggage was lost and it had all my sunscreen in it, and no time to hit up a drugstore for more SPF).

  • 5. Ellen  |  May 28, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    I LOVE this sunscreen. I took it to Mexico and it saved my face from frying like a stip of bacon! It is FAB!

  • 6. Ellen  |  May 28, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    I meant of strip of bacon – by-the-way!

  • 7. healthandswellness  |  May 28, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    I love me some bacon, but I think you’ve turned me off of it (well, at least for today) with the idea that one’s face can look like one! :)

  • 8. Ellen  |  May 28, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    :) sorry.

  • 9. healthandswellness  |  May 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    ha ha, no worries — less bacon is smarter (on most days anyhow!).

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