Toss Expired Sunscreen From Last Year!
It doesn’t matter to me if it is fall, winter, spring or summer, I wear sunscreen. What makes this a bit more odd is that I live in Seattle, where clouds and rain are the norm. It is a habit that I started in my twenties. My beauty routine isn’t complete until I have applied my sunscreen. I use Suntegrity for my face. For my body, I love Solbar with Transparent Zinc Oxide.
Solbar was recommended by my dermatologist last year and I have not used anything else since then. It is a multi-spectrum UV protection against UVA and UVB radiation. It is fragrance free, moisturizing, water resistant and PABA free. The 4 oz tube makes it perfect for travel. Solbar also provides a great foundation for applying makeup.
My new supply of Solbar just arrived. I concluded that this was a good time to get rid of sunscreen that has been around the house for a while. The FDA regulates sunscreen. Typically sunscreen has an expiration date of at least a year. But once sunscreen is open, the formula starts breaking down and eventually comes unstable. You won’t get full sun protection. So gather those open bottles and tubes of sunscreen and toss them.
Just because I use sunscreen doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy having a healthy summer glow. I achieve that with my NARS Laguna bronzer. Bronzer’s have come a long way and most provide a natural looking “tan”. A little bronzer goes a long way. Be sure to use a large, fluffy brush to apply the bronzer. In addition, invest in a good pair of sunglasses to minimize crows feet and damage to the skin around your eyes. My Oakley Disguise sunglasses are a wardrobe staple year round.
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