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I’m excited to be partnering with Olay again to talk about suncare. I don’t always want to think about the potential problems I might face in the future by not practicing good sun safety practices, but with a few simple tweaks we can literally save our future skin!
My mom was strict about suncare, which, growing up in the 90s, felt countercultural. Tanning beds were still the norm! I hated the ritual of putting sunscreen on and I often avoided it by not going outside much as a kid. Which is certainly one way to avoid overexposure. My mom didn’t shoo my brothers and I out of the house in the summer. We still played outside (especially between sports and our two-week summer camp), but there was an understanding we must avoid getting burnt.
Sun Care Tip:
Go outside either early in the morning or late at night when the sun is less intense. If at all possible Phoenix and I do all of our park and outside activities before 10 am.
My dad took my brother and I to the pool, but always at night once he came home from work. I loved night swimming because it was so less crowded!
As teenagers we went to the dermatologist for skin checks. Anything deemed suspicious was removed! While I applied sunscreen when out on the lake with friends I often “forgot” to reapply. Even though I am fair (and wanting to rebel from my mom’s sunscreen ways), I still managed to avoid a lot of intense burns in my teen years.
Nowadays, I’m rarely required to be outside. And when I am outside it’s not to sunbathe, but to enjoy a specific activity or while I am on vacation. I don’t seek to spend excessive amounts of time outdoors, mainly because of the principles my mom instilled in me when I was young. You can only get burnt if you are outside!
BUT, I have a toddler and spending time outside is a necessity. My philosophy is to find many ways to incorporate SPF protection in addition to conventional sunscreen — from clothing, to accessories, to makeup, and skincare.
Sun Care Tip:
Wear clothing and accessories that’ll offer additional sunscreen (this hat has SPF 50!).
In the morning, I apply a moisturizer with SPF. I’m currently using Olay Regenerist Whip with SPF 25. This combines the benefits of the Olay Whips and their classic Regenerist line. Rush Technology in the Whips allow the product to hold 1000x its weight in hydratation and yet it’s extremely lightweight. Anything else I add on (makeup or not) is just an added SPF bonus.
You can purchase your own Olay Regenerist Whip online here!
One last thing I want to leave with ya’ll is to schedule an annual skin check. Jordan and I both have family members who found skin cancer on their face/head. By going-in the dermatologist can point out potential problem spots.
How do you protect yourself in the summer?