First off, a huge congrats to Super Saver on the win on Saturday. Here’s a little quick Derby Fashion from this year’s muddy race. Now on to other business, straight from the horse’s mouth…
I don’t shun the sun. But then again, I don’t lay around in Crisco anymore either. I also know there are some places that even a big crazy brimmed hat won’t protect. Within this partially sunny weather forecast I have set for my self, there are rules. Of course, SPF. Nothing new there. But I also try to remember the hush-hush places that no one seems to discuss when it comes to sunscreen. And with new research linking a common food additive to skin cancer, I figure we need all the help we can get when it comes to safe summer skin.
*For the Eyelids: This might be a no-brainer, but don’t put sunscreen in your eyes. But, you still need to protect those peepers. So look for powders that protect. Try: LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15, Elf Spf 45 Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection loose powder sunscreen (I’m so in love with this one, for a mere $6). Or multi-task with some Rodial Skincare SPF15 Glamtox Eye Light. Yes, it’s a cream but it gets rid of crow’s feet while protecting from UV. If two birds must be killed with one stone, I say let one of them be a crow.
*For the Hands: After applying sunscreen to your body, rub in the remainder between your fingers and finger tips for optimal protection from the sun’s damage. Try: Boscia Daily Hand Revival Therapy SPF 15, Ole Henriksen Hands Forward SPF 15
*For the Décolleté: Leaving a photo off for this one. Don’t want to start getting porn SPAM. You know where it is. The chest above the Girls. Start at your jawline and work your way down to ensure all areas will be covered. Extra bonus: seek out creams that tend to already sun-damaged skin (read: icky crepe paper). Try: Mary Kay TimeWise Hand & Décolleté Cream SPF 15, Erno Laszlo Décolleté Cream SPF 20
*For the Hair: The sun might fade your color, but it’ll also damage your scalp (something that can’t be healed with a trip to the salon). Look for mists that can really reach the roots (also, hairy manly men appreciate using these on their chests). Try: So Cozy Protective Conditioning Mist SPF (great for kids), Miss Oops Block Your Locks, Smart Girls Surf Hair Protector Leave-in Conditioner and Detangler SPF 7, L’Oreal EverPure UV Protect Spray
*For the Lips: Look for lipglosses or lipsticks with SPF, and apply them overlapping onto the skin to avoid any, Try: Nivea a Kiss of Protection SPF 30 Lip Care, VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Moisturising Protective Lip Balm 60+ (expensive, but 60+?!), supergoop spf30 pocket lip sticks
*For the Ears: Listen to me…Even though they’re protected by hair, the UV rays slip through. Use the same formula you use on your face, and slather it on those ears.
On May 4, you’ll have even more skin-saving info at your fingertips. La Roche-Posay is launching www.sossaveourskin.com. Check it out, and get the secret out.