So this summer, I finally visited the dermatologist for the first time. I know! I know! I should have went long before now, but I hadn’t. The good news is, I did go this year and had a healthy check-up. After years of laying in the sun wearing little to no sunscreen and who knows how many hours spent in the tanning bed in my younger years, I was relieved to get the “all clear” from a trained professional.
While I was thankful I did not have any issues, I did have one question for the doc–help me not get wrinkles! As a girl in my early 30’s, I am trying my best to fight gravity and the signs of “time marching on” all over my face (in particular my forehead!).
Her advice–wear sunscreen! So that brought me to my next question, what sunscreen would you recommend for my face that also has anti-aging components?
She suggested SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair. I have been using it for almost a month now, and let me tell you, I love it!
My favorite part? It is tinted, so I love the way it makes my skin look when I am headed out to the pool or lake. It is light-weight enough that you could put make-up on over the sunscreen, but for me, I haven’t needed to. It gives me just enough color that I don’t feel like I need additional coverage. I have just added a little blush or bronzer, mascara, and I’m out the door.
I purchased the product directly from my dermatologist office. It was a little pricey by my standards, but the bottle is larger than I expected. I am certain it will last me all summer and into the fall. At the clinic, it was nearly $80, however, on Amazon, you can purchase the same size bottle for just over $60. I just didn’t realize that at the time of purchase.
So if your goal is to fight those pesky wrinkles and protect your skin from the sun, you might give it a try. It has become one of my favorite summer products!