Somebody Hand Me The SPF 10,000!

 Have you all seen this story about the delivery truck driver who has severe sun damage on only ONE side of his face? Holy eyeopening! I would like to say that I am good about wearing sunscreen, but I am really only serious about it when I'm actually out in the sun at the pool, the beach, the park... etc. I knew you could get sun damage while riding in the car, but damn... I really had no idea you were actually absorbing that much sun. Can somebody please hand me the SPF 10,000?? 

In all seriousness, this is so incredibly scary, and it was actually on my birthday, this year, that I really committed to wearing sunscreen (almost) every day. I have acne prone skin, so I used to rely on the SPF included in my foundation or moisturizer, but earlier this year I read somewhere that, that isn't really enough. After some considerable research, I found this product which I now swear by. It's a 45 SPF, ridiculously lightweight, completely oil free, and it has a matte finish, with no noticeable smell. The 8oz size (which I would imagine will last at least a year) comes in convenient a pump, and I've found that just having OUT by my sink in the morning, that I am so much more likely to use it vs keeping it in my purse, makeup bag... etc. 

After seeing this picture, let me tell you, I will not be forgetting it any time soon. 

Of course, we can't forget those kiddies. I've recently started using this on baby gray and I love it. It contains zinc, and so far "fingers crossed" it has done the trick.

Lesson of the day: WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY, EVEN IF IT'S NOT SUNNY OUT. Oh, and call your mother. It's good karma. ;)

P.S. I've also recently read that sunscreen itself can be bad for you, and that we should all be switching to a mineral based product. Do any of you know what the deal is? My hubby said he would look into it after our upcoming trip, but when you are spending on a month on the equator, we aren't to keen to change too much. Surprisingly, the LM has yet to get a sunburn...

famous last words, I know. 

(Image via the Huffington Post)