counting down the days to spring break

what am i talking about; counting down the minutes to spring break. with winter, the flu and just general blahs, i’m done. seriously done and i can’t wait to be sitting by the pool with friends by my side and a libation in my hand.

but i also know that i need to protect the largest organ of my body, my skin from the sun’s rays because no one wants to look like magda from something about mary. now for everyday use, i usually wear spf 30 but i know i have to take it up a notch when i’m heading further south. so about this time i start doing some research and talking to my dermatologist friends and get their thoughts about sunscreen, brands, type etc…

the brand that kept being mentioned was elta md. elta md is a line of broad-spectrum sun protecting products that contain the powerful natural mineral zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that block harmful uvb and uva rays that can be linked to aging skin and skin cancer. say what? can you break that down in english?

of course, essentially using an ultra-durable form of zinc oxide, elta md supplies long-lasting protection against sun damage that yours truly in her 40’s sustained in the 80’s but doesn’t want to cause further damage. what is even better, they have a tinted version. still broad spectrum, still same ingredients but you get a little color which let’s face it makes us all feel better. let me also say that this sunscreen goes on so smooth and evens out my skin tone that i don’t even have to wear foundation

now bonus time, what’s a beauty bit without a giveaway. that’s right. we are giving away  elta md broad spectrum uv daily tinted.

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