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RENE RECOMMENDS: MY FAVORITE SUNSCREEN!

Hey GEMs…

It’s the summer season and that means we’ll all be spending a lot more time outdoors. You know, cramped in a folding chair, on the sidelines of your kid’s soccer/baseball/softball/track meet/swim meet ALL DAY LONG!

Now, you girls know I wouldn’t steer you wrong. I’m not the sell-out type and given the fact that I have not a single line on my face, I must know of what I speak. Okay, that and a good dermatologist who provides copious amounts of Botox and microdermabrasion, but I digress.

When I was a kid, my mom told me if you want to look young for a long time, wear sunscreen. I protested, “ But mom, ‘WE’RE BLACK!” thinking perhaps she hadn’t noticed that before. “We’re not going to burn.” Oh to the contrary. And burn we did, in the California summer sun.

So check this out. Having been around the horn on this sunscreen issue, I finally found one that works to protect against UVA AND UVB rays. The pesky UVB’s will burn you but the UVA are the ones will make your face look like a map of the Himalayas way before your time.

It’s the daily moisturizer called Anthelios by La Roche Posay. I cannot speak to any of their other products but I LOVE this one. I put it on in the morning right out of the shower, under my make-up. It’s lightweight, not greasy and doesn’t smell funny.

Wish I could say the same for my husband.

Fair warning, it is expensive. I found it online, 30 bucks for about three and a half ounces. But a facelift runs between $6,000 and $15,000 bucks. Even Good Enough Mother, with her piss poor math skills, can figure out the bargain here.

What products do you have to have to get you through the summer? Come on now, share…..


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RENE RECOMMENDS:
MY FAVORITE SUNSCREEN!

It’s the summer season and that means we’ll all be spending a lot more time outdoors. You know, cramped in a folding chair, on the sidelines of your kid’s soccer/baseball/softball/track meet/swim meet ALL DAY LONG!

Now, you girls know I wouldn’t steer you wrong. I’m not the sell-out type and given the fact that I have not a single line on my face, I must know of what I speak. Okay, that and a good dermatologist who provides copious amounts of Botox and microdermabrasion, but I digress.

When I was a kid, my mom told me if you want to look young for a long time, wear sunscreen.  I protested, “ But mom, ‘WE’RE BLACK!”  thinking perhaps she hadn’t noticed that before.  “We’re not going to burn.” Oh to the contrary.  And burn we did, in the California summer sun.

So check this out. Having been around the horn on this sunscreen issue, I finally found one that works to protect against UVA AND UVB rays. The pesky UVB’s will burn you but the UVA are the ones will make your face look like a map of the Himalayas way before your time.

It’s the daily moisturizer called Anthelios by La Roche Posay. I cannot speak to any of their other products but I LOVE this one. I put it on in the morning right out of the shower, under my make-up. It’s lightweight, not greasy and doesn’t smell funny.

Wish I could say the same for my husband.

Fair warning, it is expensive.  I found it online, 30 bucks for about three and a half ounces. But a facelift runs between $6,000 and $15,000 bucks.  Even Good Enough Mother, with her piss poor math skills, can figure out the bargain here.

What products do you have to have to get you through the summer? Come on now, share…..

3 Comments

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  2. E Minor

    June 25, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    God information – Had the same problem w/the hair, finding out the allergy medication I was taking was breaking my hair.
    – Plus, have been using La Roche-Posey skin care products since I have sensitive skin & very pleased with the results.

  3. Shay

    August 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I use Eucerin Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30. I HATE feeling any lotion or product on my face, and this one I can’t feel once absorbed. I layer the Eucerin under my face makeup (which also has SPF 15) and in three years I haven’t gotten so much as a light singe on my face, no matter how long I’ve been in the sun. I am on the far end of pale, so a good sunscreen is mandatory, even on cloudy days, or days I stay home.

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