Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tuesday Tuck Shop

If you have freckles (as I do), you know that there's not a lot you can do to prevent the freckle outbreak, especially if you're having a super hot, amazingly sunny summer. Most dermatologists will tell you that freckles are awful, hideous forms of sun damage, and while I realize that yes, they may be a form of sun damage but there's a difference between say, Naomi Watts getting one new freckle and Lindsay Lohan getting one new one.

See the difference?*

Really, if you're a freckly person, you're going to get 17 new freckles every time you go outside without SPF. Of course, you know as well as I do, that you're NOT SUPPOSED to go outside without SPF. Ever. Even for five seconds to see if it's warm out. Or to water the flowers. Or pick up the newspaper off the front porch. Especially if you don't want the dreaded freckle mustache, which if you haven't experienced, trust me, you don't want to. Because unlike a manly mustache, you cannot just shave off the freckle mustache. You must wait months for it to go away.

But what happens if you want to go for an early morning run, walk or bike ride and sweating, when mixed with sunscreen, makes you break out? Is it better to have zits or 17 new freckles?

Neither. All you need is a touch of Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion SPF 15.

I've been using Olay products since I was 12, and even though I've tried (especially in the last 10 years) multitudes of other moisturizers, I always revert to Olay in the summer whenever I'm outside without makeup. Here's why: It's super lightweight, so it moisturizes without clogging your pores AND prevents the freckle tan. The best part is that with Olay, once you identify what your main concern is (blemishes, wrinkles, sensitivity), you can choose an Olay line of products that will address your needs and give you SPF protection, too.

And if you're thinking: "Yes, but can Olay really prevent wrinkles because I really want to only use creams at all times of the day that stop my wrinkles from emerging and Olay is just a drugstore brand that doesn't cost very much so how can it work? Wouldn't a high-end boutique brand that comes in a fancy glass container with a little spoon and costs 3x as much be better?"

You decide.

*PS: You'll notice I had to post a picture of LinLo from her Parent Trap days, since nowadays she actually doesn't seem to have any freckles from the neck up, likely due to multiple peel, laser and microdermabrasion sessions.

1 comment:

Laural Dawn said...

Seriously. What happened to LoLo's freckles?? So weird.