First Product Review: Don’t Forget the SPF

I tend to obsess about keeping my skin covered in SPF. It wasn’t always this way, but since I can now see VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGING (as they love to say in all the skincare commercials in the world), I realize that tanning? Not so great for my skin.

While any old sun block usually does the trick on my body, it’s SO hard for me to find something for my face. As a teenager, I had AWFUL skin. It’s still super combination-y. After a good washing it is usually totally dried out, but after wearing any sort of moisturizer and then make-up? It’s an oily mess. So I was a little hesitant to try Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily sunblock.

The first day, I took a shower and then applied the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid daily sunblock to my face. Only a tiny amount is needed to cover my whole face. This is a bonus because I don’t like feeling as if my face sun block gets used up in a week. It’s also not thick like a typical SPF. It’s just like a light-weight facial moisturizer. At this point my skepticism was fading a bit, but I figured by mid-day I would still have my typical oil slick on face.

I should not here that I didn’t wear make-up this day because let’s face it, unless we momma’s have somewhere to go, the make-up stays in the drawer. I did however sit outside with my book during Eddie’s nap for about just over an hour. Yes, I would be jealous of me too, don’t worry.

Anyway, like the winner that I am, I didn’t think about putting sunblock anywhere else on my body. When I came in after an hour, my legs were a little crispy, but my face was not, which is awesome. But the really great part was, even though I had been sitting outside, my face was not greasy OR oily. Definitely a first for me!
Being the realist (read: pessimist) that I am, I figured it was just because I wasn’t wearing make-up. The next day, I applied the same amount of the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid daily sunblock, and then also applied my make-up (which is just usually a powder foundation, some eyeliner, and some gloss). I did my errands for the morning and took a walk/jog around the neighborhood later in the day.

To my HUGE surprise, my face was NOT oily. Not even with the make-up and the sweat from the jog!
So far, only three days in to this trial, I am pretty impressed with this product, and I intend to keep on using it. We will see how it holds up to the beach days we have planned in the upcoming weeks!
Want to try it too? Yeah, I thought so. Click HERE for you $2 coupon for Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock.

Happy summer to you all!

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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.