Hi. I’m Lauryn and I’m a SPF addict. A total bat-shit crazy, sunscreen psycho.
1.} I paid to get my windows tinted. Not to be cool. Nope, nope. This isn’t a I’m-too-cool-for-school-so-I-black-out-my-windows-like-rapper situation. It’s to protect my hands & chest area from the sun.
2.} There’s a trucker hat in my oversized purse. I use it daily.
3.} I put SPF on my hands, fingers, chest, face, neck…everyday.
4.} Like, it’s so bad I won’t even let my boyfriend open the sunroof.
5.} I asked my vet if there’s sunscreen for dogs. Pixy desperately needs it- she’s a total sun worshiper.
6.} I’m petrified of UV lights at the DMV, underground offices, &/or super markets.
7.} I use a SPF protector on my hair. Because yes, the sun is harmful for hair too.
8.} I’d rather die than go in a tanning bed.
9.} My sunglasses cover my whole face. Literally.
I’m seriously, serious.
The sun scares the shit out of me.
Why am I so psycho?
Instead of giving you a long, huge explanation, let me just break it down quickly:
Sallowness ( a yellow discoloration of the skin ).
The destruction of collagen— buh-bye youth!
SO!!! Here’s my point: IF YOU WANT TO AGE QUICKLY, GO LAY OUT IN THE SUN WITHOUT PROTECTION!
Don’t worry, even if you protect your bod from the sun you’ll still get a daily dose of Vitamin D. AKA when you’re getting in and out of the car, walking to the mailbox, &/or opening windows in your house.
Recommendations: I’m OBSESSED with Colorescience’s powdered, colored sunscreen called ‘Sunforgettable’. I literally swear by it. It’s a TOTAL game changer. Once you try it, you’ll fall in love. However, when I’m applying makeup I’ll also use this SPF tinted foundation. For my hands/arms/neck/chest/etc., this all-natural brand is my favorite.
P.S. I’m not saying never lay out again- just take proper precautions. Wear a hat, tons of SPF, and body sunscreen ; )!