Health and Wellness Wednesday: Skin Cancer Prevention
We haven't always been ardent about using sunscreen, but after having a few questionable spot removed, we have gotten smarter and discovered mineral sunscreens that we love.
Mother Blogger: My old-time fave is Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45 (Sephora $30). It is truly brains on ageless beauty. It's the best thing I've added to my handbag, beach bag, and car since 1970 when fresh and wholesome CoverGirl Cybill Shepherd touted CoverGirl's Sugar Nut lipstick. Of course I bought into the look, which included blonde hair, a white shirt, and a dark tan highlighted by CoverGirl Sugar Nut lipstick. Egads, were we idiots! Now every time I get in the car, I swish this transparent mineral powder on my face (over makeup) and my pitifully spotted hands to provide protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. (Okay, my pretties! Please learn from Mother Blogger's mistakes and use sunscreen when you are young and save yourself from sun damage and wrinkles) My favorite sunscreen to wear under makeup is La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizer and Sunscreen SPF 15.
The Working Girl: Sorry, Mom, but I'm still in the learning phase. BUT I just tested Innovative Skincare Powder Sunscreen SPF 20 in Sun Medium, which is a tinted version of the SPF 20 Sunscreen Powder ($40). I have to admit, I was surprised how this product gave my face a healthy "tan" glow. The tinted coloration blended easily with my natural skin tone and would be excellent for all skin types and ethnicities. I have now added this to my fabulous White House Black Market White Woven Satchel ($88). (Gotta plug my wares when I have an opp. LOL.)
Both products contain Micronized Titanium Dioxide and Microfine Transparent Zinc Oxide, which are the two finest “physical” UV blockers. Both powders are applied easily through a retractable brush, without creating a pale look often associated with most forms of Titanium Dioxide.
Safe for all ages and skin types, these odorless sunscreens can be applied and reapplied quickly and easily over makeup or alone.
Also excellent for post-procedures like light skin peels and microdermabrasion.
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