Last weekend Savvy Dad and I took our girls to a friend’s pool. I was taking our 6-year-old to the bathroom for what seemed like the 800th time and saw something on a table that stopped me in my chlorinated tracks: a bottle of baby oil and iodine. Instantly I was transported to 1984, my freshman year of high school, to a summer spent laying out on the roof of my dad’s houseboat with my best friend in a quest for the perfect tan.
I’m on the cusp of 40 (OK, next August), and much more careful with my skin these days. No more suntain oil for me. Sun damage can happen any time, anywhere, and accumulates over time, so it’s important to protect against both aging UVA and burning UVB rays. But you’re not golfing or hitting the pool or tennis courts on a weekly basis, you say? No matter. You are exposed to these rays even when driving your car. 80 percent of your lifetime sun exposure comes from daily activities.
Aveeno is one of my favorite skincare brands (I loved their baby care line for Miss A) and I have been trying out their daily body lotion with SPF 15. Some features of the new Aveeno Active Naturals Daily moisturizing lotion with sunscreen:
- Active Photobarrier Complex™ SPF 15 with soothing Natural Colloidal Oatmeal
- UVA/UVB protection
- Clinically shown to moisturize for 24 hours
- Dermatologist recommended
Aveeno’s new Active Naturals daily moisturizing lotion with sunscreen is available at most nationwide retailers, including CVS and Walgreens.
Are you diligent about using sunscreen? And do you remember the baby oil and iodine craze?