The sun is out, the weather is warming up and I'm spending a lot more time outdoors! From gardening and mowing the lawn, to long walks in my neighbourhood and hiking up Mont-Royal, to simply sitting by the pool enjoying a nice read, I've been making the best of it. Summer is by far my favourite season - while for many Montrealers the heat and humidity becomes unbearable, I could not be happier and absolutely love it. Fun fact: I don't even have A/C in my house - open windows and jumping in the pool to cool down is how I roll! With this more active lifestyle, I've been making sure to protect my skin whenever I'm outside. This summer, the NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mist SPF 50* and Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 60* are what I'll be reaching for to stay protected.
The NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mist with SPF 50 is unlike anything I've ever tried. That's right, I've never owned a sunscreen mist before! I guess I'm old school like that. Now that my eyes have been opened to the world of protective body mists, it might be hard to go back to my old ways. Seriously this stuff is amazing! Formulated for sensitive skin, it leaves an invisible and dry finish - no more greasy feeling! I just shake the bottle up, hold it a good hand's length away from my skin and make sure to spread the product evenly with my hands after misting for optimum coverage. I would also recommend spraying it in an open space to avoid getting in on the walls or surrounding furniture - just a precaution. What's truly awesome is that it can even be used on the face, I just make sure to spray it on my hands rather than apply it directly to avoid getting it in undesired places (up my nose? no thank you!)
The Ultra-Fluid Lotion with SPF 60 has been my go-to face lotion ever since I got it last year (reviewed here). As will all products in the Anthelios range, this one is suitable for those with sensitive skin since it is perfume and paraben free. Recognized by dermatologists, it effectively helps prevent sun burn by providing very high, broad spectrum protection to block harmful UVA and UVB rays. It looks a little different this time around, doesn't it? La Roche-Posay just recently repackaged it into this tiny compact bottle. I'm really digging the new look! I know I will also be taking it with me on my travels as I did last year (see my travel makeup bag). For an in-depth review on this lotion, check out my original post!
Did you know that 90% of skin cancers are curable if detected in time (source)? You can read more about La Roche-Posay's Skin Checker campaign on skin cancer prevention here.
What is your favourite sun protection product? Have you tried sunscreen mists?
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