As stated many times before, my only gripe with my skin is a few dark marks that appear to the right and left sides of my face (that’s usually covered by my hair). I’ve been doing everything necessary to get rid of those stubborn bastards (i.e. facial scrub, fancy face sponge, face mask, aloe vera gel, skin-lightening serum, and rosewater). However, my esthetician told me I needed to use sunscreen. Brace yourselves. I’m black (just in case you didn’t know). Most black people don’t use sunscreen; particularly, brown- and dark- skinned people because we don’t suffer from sunburn and our melanin seems like a sufficient amount of protection. *shoulder shrug* Of course, I was like “whatever” until a Sephora Skincare Expert told me the same thing. She showed my an assortment of moisturizers with SPF $30+ but errrrr, I wasn’t about to spend that much. I would just buy regular, degular sunscreen and apply it before the other load of crap I put on my face. By load of crap, I mean moisturizer and primer not actual crap. I had to clarify for a few people, you know who you are. While grocery shopping last week, I bought Aveeno’s Broad Spectrum SPF 30
AVEENO® PROTECT + HYDRATE® Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 combines ENVIROGUARD™ Technology and ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal to deliver superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection while hydrating skin to keep it soft, smooth and feeling healthier than before you went in the sun. For use on face and body, this exclusive formula is fast absorbing, oil free, noncomedogenic, and sweat and water-resistant for 80 minutes.
After toning with rosewater, I apply sunscreen then moisturizer and primer. So far, I haven’t experienced any adverse effects such as a breakouts. I bought a tube for 9 bucks and some change. Although, I bought this from my local Kroger, I’m sure it’s available at all grocery stores, drug stores
and or gas stations.
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