Monday, April 16, 2007

I might as well attach an umbrella to my head

I mentioned in my last post that the new medicine I'm taking causes sun sensitivity. As I'm pretty sensitive to the sun on my own, I started to worry that with help I would turn into a pile of ashes in 30 seconds outside. So this weekend, I took matters in my own hands, and waged war against the sun and its damaging rays.

I use this lotion every day:
Lotion with spf 15
It has spf 15 in it, which is great for the winter, but I'm thinking I need more protection than that for the summer.

I then realized that my makeup also has spf 15 in it:
bareMinerals with spf 15

And while both of these, especially when used together, are great for a normal person, I felt like I needed more protection. Way, way more protection.

I headed directly to Target where, after scanning the face lotions, I was feeling a little discouraged. Most had spf 15 in them and none seemed to provide more than that. Are the pale girls of the world not supposed to go outside? Do we have to hide in the shadows and never enjoy the sun? That hardly seems fair.

But then I saw it, my lifesaver in a tube:
SPF 70!

Spf 70. Hell yeah. I plan on using this religiously all summer and hope to make it to next fall as pale as I am now. Wish me luck.


  1. I was JUST READING about the Neutrogena lotion; I use the Dry Touch sunblock with the 30 SPF in the summer, and it rocks. I totally want to hear back from you about this one because I am also determined to stay pale and unlined for as long as possible.

  2. For years I've been determined to not get tan. I generally have one slip up, arg! This year I will succeed! So onto the Neutrogena, I too, would like an update, 'cause along with my freaky fair skin, it's freaky sensitive and most sun screens/ blocks irritate them. And also? I love the mineral makeup! I think it is one of the best inventions ever!

  3. I guess I'm the only one who actually likes being tan! (ex: last summer... )

    But I use sunscreen everyday during the summer when I'm with the kids by the pool. AND I make them reapply it every other ten minute break. :) Recently I went to Ship Island and it was cloudy most of the time so I didn't wear anything at all all day... big, big mistake. And when my face was peeling off for five days I had a fit and I think I even cried a little, haha. You should tutor me in sun blockage. You should start a Roadtest blog and test products like Allure. Enlighten us!