Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Go To Sun Care Products..

It's about that time of year again {depending on where you live} when we start pulling out the sunscreen from our bathroom cupboard and start incorporating it with our daily makeup routine. Now before I go any further I have a confession.

I know I am not the only one here, but I totally use to go to the tanning beds and sun tan outside without sunscreen. I know I know it was a total no no and I cringe every time I talk about it. I don't dare do that now and I actually haven't been to a tanning salon in years and to this day I always always wear sunscreen.

I do have freckles and some moles which usually indicates someone that has "fair skin" which I totally do. My dad is part Irish with fair skin and my mom is 100% French who tans really well. I have a mixture of both my parents skin but I would say more my dads skin which is prone to burning. I can burn very easily but can also tan pretty well.

 I use to only wear sunscreen in the spring/summer months but now that I am being extra cautious with my skin, I really try to prevent as much damage to my skin as possible. I wear sunscreen every single day of the year. Yup 365 days. Of course I don't wear sunscreen on my arms and legs during the winter months {that's just ridiculous}but I do wear it on my face and neck. You may be saying to yourselves "why wear sunscreen in the winter there is no reason to" but actually living in Canada {or any place that gets snow for that matter} the sun's reflection off the snow is enough to give you a sunburn, especially if you enjoy doing winter activities outdoors like me {trust me been there done that}.

Ok enough with all that let's move on to my go to SPF products shall we?


Face:

La Roche-Posay
Anthelios Ultra-fluid Lotion SPF 60


This stuff is absolutely amazing and it is NOT greasy like other sunscreens. It is Fragrance-free, Paraben-free, water resistant and has a matte finish.


 Body:

La Roche-Posay
Anthelios Melt-in Cream for Sensitive Skin SPF 45


Again I really like this brand and the body sunscreen isn't greasy either. It absorbs into a velvety finish and it's fragrance free which I like.


Lips:

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15


If any of you have tried this and like it, you will agree that this stuff is amazing!!


 Banana Boat Sport SPF 50 Lip Balm

 When I know I am going to be outside all day especially being around water, I will use this instead of the Fresh Sugar SPF 15 Treatment. Protecting our lips is just as important!


After The Sun:

Banana Boat Soothing Aloe Vera Gel


I love using this after a long day in the sun regardless if I am sunburned or not. I love the smell and the cool refreshing feeling on my skin.

I read an article last year that Aloe Vera can be used to get rid of acne breakouts? I haven't tried it yet since I don't think of it all the time but maybe the next breakout I have I will attempt it. Have any of you heard of this before?

What are your favorite Sun Care products?

I will be doing a post on my go to Self-Tanners coming soon....


Sincerely Miss Ash
xo












17 comments:

  1. Seeing sunscreen is making me so excited! yay summer :) I'm interested in trying that face and body sunscreen up there now

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  2. I love these products! They work great for me, but I need to go back and buy more and prepare for this summer haha

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  3. Never heard that about aloe vera but I'll definitely try it! Hope you'll stop by and check out the Stella and Dot giveaway going on!

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  4. I always end up using the aloe after being in the sun all day. Always feels so good!

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  5. Oh, Ashley, thanks for sharing this review! I need to try these like asap! xo

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  6. I haven't used most of these products, but I do love the Sugar lip gloss.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  7. Thanks for the suggestions! None of my friends worry about their skin yet, but my mom had skin cancer so I'm trying to be a lot more careful :)

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  8. la roche-posay offers great products! Love this post!:)

    www.lorietta.cz

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  9. Great product line up girlie!!

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  10. Fresh lip balm is the best ever! I also live how it comes in colours- it's like lipstick and lip balm together!
    Love,
    Morgme
    Lovemorgme.blogspot.ca

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  11. I just the La Roche Posay sun screen and really like it. I am super freckly so the sun is not my friend!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  12. the fresh sugar lip balm is the best! totally worth the price.

    -terry
    terrydunakim.blogspot.com
    Love Me to Pieces

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