So I’ve rambled on about sun protection before – it’s HUGELY important. We generally don’t apply enough, nor as frequently as we should – I do wear SPF 30 on my face every day, but then there are hands, necks, ears, and other exposed areas that are forgotten about by most of us!
With that said, the easier to use, the better – I love mists for that reason, so this one – UV Perfect Aqua Essence City Mist SPF 50 – caught my eye. L’Oreal has an incredible R&D team and definitely spends on getting products right – so they are a name I trust when it comes to skincare (including suncare.)
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This particular product is designed to be ultra light, refreshing, and long-lasting (it says 12 hour UV protection but that feels like a generous statistic.) The details, per L’Oreal, include:
- 3 seconds spray-on
- Can be applied over makeup
- Hydrates skin
I haven’t seen this in the States as yet, but it appears you can get it in the UK already!
I can’t express how important sun protection is – whether you are training outdoors regularly, or someone who just has exposure on a regular basis. It isn’t just about aging – pesky lines and spots – either! It is about being preventative with you skincare so as to avoid dangerous conditions as much as possible.
I used to train (figure skating) on an outdoor rink all winter as a child – for YEARS. I was also a rollerblader who would frequent the beach trails or 10-mile outdoor paths in one go. We didn’t know as much at the time, and I’d not be surprised if I had forgone my sunscreen back then. These days, I still need to be better about arms, neck, shoulders, ears (the generally exposed areas when it’s warmer), but I ALWAYS have at least 30 SPF on my face. Even then, I could reapply more frequently, but I definitely do make an effort.
I recently saw this new Sincere products from Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula at Target. I love their regular Cocoa Butter (the scent reminds me of cookie batter!), so I was excited to see that SPF has been added to these.
I also love sprays because they are much easier to maneuver for the tough-to-reach spots like the back, back of neck, back of shoulders etc.
Whether or not you like THIS brand, or others, it’s worth checking out the sunscreen aisle – yes, ALL times of the year. Your epidermis will thank you, as will your body down the line.