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June 26, 2019
This post is sponsored by Olay SUN. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Self-care is something that is important to me year round. I love doing face masks every Sunday, I moisturize like crazy, and I research ingredients like it’s my job. After all, I have sensitive skin and if ingredients are too harsh, or even too natural (I’m somehow allergic to sunflower oil?), my skin reacts like crazy. Needless to say, I have to work overtime to keep my skin calm and happy. And that’s especially true in the summer.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: wearing SPF every single day is so important! But I always step it up a notch in the summer. This year I’m using Olay SUN SPF 35 for extra protection. Whether I’m exploring a new country, laying on the beach, or running errands, I make sure to wear SPF if I’m going outside that day. Simply apply directly to your face, under makeup or on its own, and you’re ready for a day in the sun. For beach days, I reapply every 35 minutes for worry-free protection. Heads up: it’s not waterproof, so be sure to reapply if you go in the water.
Since I do have sensitive skin, I have to find that balance between adequate protection and not clogging my pores/feeling greasy all day. This is the first product I’ve found that fits the bill. Not only is Olay SUN oil-free and barely feels like there’s anything on, but it helps me stay shine-free throughout the day and helps prevent the early signs of skin aging. I wear it both with makeup and without, and it works great as a primer for makeup. I’ve also used it on top of moisturizer on those extra dry days and again, works flawlessly.
Over the past year, I’ve shared my skin journey here and on Instagram. Throughout that journey, I’ve undergone a few treatments like microneedling and IPL laser, making my skin more vulnerable than ever. Did you know that the effects of these treatments can be greatly impacted if your skin is exposed to the sun? My aestheticians actually told me to avoid the sun when possible, but when I told them about my Olay SUN SPF 35, they were very happy to hear I’ve been using it daily and said SPF 35 is great!
Keep your skin beautiful and practice self care every single day with Olay SUN, available for 25% off here!
Photos by Ryan Carpenter.