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The heat has reached the 90s here in Georgia already. The Summer sun is here and it is strong! What better time to talk SPF, right?!?! While I wear SPF year-round, I really "up" my protection in the Summer.
While I love the sun, I am naturally a shade seeker during peak times. Not only am I fair skinned, not wanting to burn, and wanting the anti-aging benefits, but also I want to protect myself from cancer! Skin Cancer runs in my family (basal cell carcinomas for my Dad) and I have lost a dear friend to Melanoma (I still miss you JoAnn!). So, I am honestly never outside without Sunscreen. I apply it in the mornings to all exposed areas if I know I am going to be spending time out doors.
As an Aveeno Ambassador, I love being able to share tips from the experts behind Aveeno!
Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie's Sun Tips:
1. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
2. Sunscreen protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays, prevents, and slows down the aging process.
3. Make sure to use 1 oz of sunscreen on all exposed skin. Pay careful attention to face, neck, ears, and back of neck/hands. WOW! I have not been using enough sunscreen! I pretty much need to double the amount that I have normally been putting on. This is such a good tip and I wish that I knew this years ago. Well, its never too late to start! I am going to apply this amount from now on.
4. Spread the word and let people know you're using sunscreen! The most important thing a person can do to maintain a healthy complexion is to always use sun protection.
Thanks again to Aveeno for sharing these tips and sending me some extra SPF to stay protected this Summer! Aveeno's Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen is one of my favorites for everyday wear. I literally keep a bottle of this right with my regular moisturizer in my bathroom to apply in the mornings to my exposed areas: arms, legs, and chest. If I keep it right there to apply after my shower, I never forget! The formula is both sweat and water resistant which is a must between the Georgia heat and all of the outside water-based activities that are a part of my life every day! Aveeno's Protect + Hydrate absorbs quickly, is non-greasy, and smells great, too!