How do you wear your SPF?
Gone are the days of lounging in the sun with your Bain du Soleil oil. (If you’re my age, you know what that is 🙂 ) Now a days, dermatologist not only want you to use sunscreen every morning before you leave your home, but they recommend reapplying it every 3 hours, rain or shine.
As someone who loves the sun and really loves having a good tan, sunscreen wasn’t a priority. In my late twenties and early thirties, I used different sunscreens but very irregularly. I didn’t like the feel or texture of the sunscreen. I also found that many sunscreens left my face looking white and chalky. So I stopped using sunscreen all together…to the horror of my dermatologist.
A few summers ago, I was working on my tan, as usual, until I looked in the mirror and realized that my face was nicely tan but had ugly dark spots. My tan faded over the winter but the dark spots stayed. A trip to the dermatologist found that I had melasma, something you can get during pregnancy or from exposure to the sun. Well, I wasn’t pregnant, so it was definitely from the sun. After months of IPL treatments and bleaching cream, I finally started seeing the brown spots lighted. It was time to reevaluate my sunscreen priorities.
My friend and esthetician Melanie at Miss Bliss recommended I try this makeup primer that has spf in it. Here goes…
Glo-minerals tinted primer with SPF
The tinted primer comes in different shades for your skin tone.
The texture feels light and velvety.
Coverage is amazing without being too heavy. I don’t even need to use foundation for my daily makeup routine with this primer with SPF.
It’s easy to carry around and reapply throughout the day
This glo-mineral primer with spf is perfect for my everyday sunscreen needs. I find myself putting it on daily and reapplying without even thinking about it. I love the velvety texture and find that it has the perfect amount of coverage for everyday life. No more foundation for me! During the summer or when I am on a beach vacation, I up the spf to 50 with a more heavy duty sunscreen but I still keep this with me at all times.
Let me know what’s your favorite sunscreen in the comments of my instagram
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