As I get older, I am realizing how important it is to use sunscreen. In Ohio, we have many dark days with little sunshine. "Experts" always say to wear sunscreen every day. They must have never been to Ohio. We are lucky to catch any rays here. So, I defy the experts and save the sunscreen for days when I was actually see a minute of sun. I always buy foundation that has sunscreen in it for some protection on our cloudy, normal days. Once again "experts" have said that there is not enough sunscreen in the foundation to protect you. I have often wondered but now I have proof that they are wrong!
I was in a wedding on Saturday. The bride and the weather was gorgeous. I was not. We wore strapless dresses and I am so broken out. When I am not on birth control, my skin really breaks out. So to cover up the pimples, I dabbed make-up over my pimples. Looked pretty good, no problems.
When I arrived at the hotel for pre-wedding photos, it was just beautiful outside. I sat in the sun and watched the men take their photos. I was outside no longer than 20 minutes. I was enjoying the warm weather.
Hours later at the reception, people kept coming up to me. "What happened to your skin?" "Did you try to tan before the wedding" "Did you get bit by a mosquito?"
Yes, the foundation worked. I had white spots where there used to be pimples and sunburned skin all around it. Unbelievable. I have photos to prove that the sunscreen does work in foundation. The experts are wrong!
The Open Road
4 years ago