I took the above picture when I was having a pretty bad skin day. But I was actually feeling…pretty pretty? I was wearing my fave new earrings (the bigger the better) and my fave outfit (dark blue skinny jeans, white button down, brown belt), and had freshly painted toes from the night before. Having zits was just a footnote for my morning.
I religiously wear sunscreen, mostly out of habit. I burn anywhere, any time. Winter. Summer. I can get a sunburn on the fifteen minute walk to work in the morning. It’s annoying. For me, sun care is just part of life, like washing your face in the morning or taking off makeup at night. I’ve also recently started using Differin, a low-grade OTC retinoid (eep!) which means I’m even more sensitive to sun damage. However, I wasn’t always so steadfast in my sunscreen love, so I’m sharing what I use to keep all those nice Vitamin-D filled rays at their best (and from wreaking havoc at their worst).
If you’ve entered my life recently, you know two things:
- I have a deep, deep love of skincare.
- I have a deep, deep distrust of makeup.
As someone who’s had spots since teenagerdom (I like to call them “spots” and not acne because “spots” is cuter???), makeup has been a necessary evil. Can’t go outside without it, but it’ll make your sad pores even sadder. Until recently, I thought this would be the cycle of my life. Fighting spots, covering them up, removing makeup, finding more spots.