Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring = Sun.

Today's Spring Blog Challenge question from Meghan and Amber is...

What are some recommendations for products you'll be using this spring as you're headed outdoors more?

Absolutely, the number 1 thing is SUNSCREEN!  I'm as white as white can get, so I have to have tons of sunscreen every spring/summer.  I think 100+ SPF is ridiculous, when a 30 SPF blocks 97% of the sun's rays.  So, I stick with 30 on my body.  If I'm going to be out for a WHILE in the sun, then I'll bump up my face to at least a 45, as I am very easily burned.  


Here's a little PSA for you-- make sure that your sunblock protects you against both UVB and UVA rays.  In the simplest terms, UVB is what burns, but UVA is what causes wrinkles/aging.  SPF only measures UVB protection.  Look for phrases like "full-spectrum" and "PA++."

Don't forget a hat for longer sun sessions.  My hair is so dense, that I don't really have a scalp-burning problem.  But I do color my hair, and I don't want the sun to destroy the color I paid good money to get!  Be warned though, that the bigger and floppier, the more likely they fly away at the beach (as I discovered last

A few weeks ago, I got a sample of Clinique's Self Sun.  It's been years since I tried a self-tanner, and it was not a great experience.  However, technology has come a long way in the last ten years, so I'm gonna give it another shot.

Another product that comes out in the spring is bronzer.  Since my skin is so fair, bronzer looks ridiculous in the winter, but it's a must-have once it starts to get warm.

Any tips or recommendations for spring must-have products?


  1. Let me know how the Clinque tanning cream works. I might have to get some!

  2. I love that face sunscreen that you posted. That's what I've used for the last several summers. It's so light and doesn't feel like you're wearing sunscreen! I should also try a tanning cream. I'm just afraid I'm going to turn orange and smell like it. Is that a dated fear that I have? :) Have a great Friday!

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