(This post was last updated on: 11/28/20.)
Getting older is hard on the ego sometimes. I am finding these different sun spots popping up on my hands and a couple on my face. So this summer I am trying to be good with applying sunscreen. Maybe I can stop more of these age spots from creeping up on me.
I am fair skinned and typically burn every summer. Really it only takes 5 minutes of being outside for me to get burned. The first trip to the beach each summer usually means going back to work with raccoon eyes or looking like a lobster. A bad burn when it hurts too much for anything to touch my skin just ruins a good vacay.
The sunscreen we had last year sucked. It would bleed into my eyes every time I would sweat or got wet in the pool and man does it burn. That ruins a good time too. So this summer I bought 3 different brands to try and here are the results of my sunscreen comparison.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55
Pros: goes on smooth, lightweight, blends in easy, sweat proof
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF 70
Pros: I didn’t burn
Cons: goes on thick and doesn’t absorb (I looked like a Geisha girl)
NO-AD Sun Care 50 Sport SPF 50
Pros: stick style is easy to reapply at the beach when you have sand all over your hands, goes on clear
Cons: easy to miss spots
I guess it’s easy to figure out that the Neutrogena brand was my fave and I will be using this one all summer. I am willing to give Aveeno another shot, but I will try a different type of sunscreen. I threw out all of my bottles of cheap-o crap from last year. Sunscreen is typically good for 3 years unless the bottle is marked with an expiration date. After 3 years the sunscreen is no longer working at it’s original strength.
What is your favorite sunscreen? Let me know in a comment below what you thought about our sunscreen comparison results.