From where I live, going out at noon is really a skin hazard. Because according to World Health Organization, our UV Index is high all year round; 10 being the lowest in December and 13 the highest during the months of March and April. On top of that, it is well known that the intensity of UV radiation is highest at noon, which means, I get the sun’s rays heating straight down on me with very few of the rays getting scattered. So whenever I’ve to pick my son at that hour from school, I not only make sure I have slapped on enough sunscreen on my face and hands, you can be sure to find me in a pair of sunglasses and carrying an umbrella too.
I’m not sure if this comes as a surprise but I don’t use a moisturizer in the day at all. On a daily basis, I apply a vitamin C serum on my face and sunscreen after cleansing my face. Is that sufficient? Well, yes for me. I have a combination skin type with quite an oily T-zone. I’ve found through experience that using a moisturizer with a sunscreen doesn’t work well. My face felt so heavy with all the moisturizing ingredients plus makeup and so I’ve been skipping that step for quite awhile now.
I love features on sunscreens but it’s never possible for me to test out all the products out there. There are some products I probably won’t get a chance to review. Here are reviews on two products which Paris Beaverbanks of My Women Stuff have recently written and are probably of interest to some of you.
I should be pleased that I am using the safest and most effective sunscreen - Keys Soap Solar Rx Therapeutic Sunblock SPF30 (Broad Spectrum Sunblock UVA & UVB Sun Protection with Nano Zinc-Oxide) – as rated by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) according to their latest investigations into 952 name-based sunscreens. In fact, I also own Lavera SPF40 Neutral Sunblock, rated the sixth safest and most effective in the list.