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Thursday, May 5, 2011

I scream, you scream, we all screen for...sunscreen?

Why good morning, Thursday!!
Hey have you guys been reading my lovely new blog all about vintage/retro decor. Well, in case you haven't, here's the link!

I can't believe its already May! It sneaked up on me for sure! But May means we are closer to warm, sunny weather.... and the beach... if I lived by the beach, which I don't. Sometimes I think about what it would be like to live in California... sun, sand, and surf.... ? rad gigs, shopping, bike rides, and tons of sunscreen... I don't want to get skin cancer, now do I? well, I suppose it doesn't really matter, because I don't live in California ( although I do wear sunscreen every day and recommend you do too).

Speaking of sunscreen... why not have a little lesson...
Sunscreen helps to block the suns ultraviolet radiation from your skin, which otherwise would cause damage in the form of a sunburn. Sunscreen should be applied 15-30 mins prior to sun exposure and an hour or two afterwards as well.... these are things I'm sure we all know, but just in case you didn't, you now do!
In regards to SPF- sun protection factor- the higher the SPF the more projection you will get. Note that the SPF is not related to the time of solar exposure, rather there are various other aspects to think about- skin pigment, time of day, location...
Basically, the higher the SPF the better and the more regularly it is applied is even better.
Here are some fancy sunscreens you may like to try:

1. Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Stick. SPF 30- Ive used this one and love it! It has some shimmer in it so its great for summer.You can easily apply it to the forehead, cheeks, nose and lips. It compact so you can take it wherever you go and reapply as needed

2. LaVanilla The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 face cream- a 100% natural, chemical free, moisturising sunscreen. Why not give it a a go?

3.Ultralight by Lush SPF 10-15- a body and face lotion with a light SPF, good for those days with a love UV index.

4.Neutorgena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 55- made with helioplex, which offers ultra protection from the suns rays.

5.La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL tinted cream SPF 50 - created for the face and has a high SPF ( did I mention that super ultra high SPF should not always be trusted as research doesn't prove them to be any better than 30-50 ). This guy goes on light and non greasy, and for the price, you better expect it not to!

All these sunscreens can be found at Sephora ( online or in store) and Shoppers Drug Mart. Certain ones can be found at the grocery store or other pharmacies, I just know for sure they can be found at either of the two mentioned.

1 comment:

  1. sad news... ultralight has been discouninued, but you may still be able to get a bottle or two online at lush.com.