As promised - the first of several posts about my anti-aging agenda (and my obvious delusions that this vague plan is going to actually delay the inevitable). I give you Avalon Organics' Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 18 - Lavender, for sensitive skin. My friend, Mandi, introduced me to this lotion. I wear this SPF moisturizer every single day even in the winter when I refuse to go outside. It offers "supreme sun protection, optimal moisturization" and "daily UVA and UVB protection with Vitamins C&E for defense against free radicals." I honestly have no idea what free radicals are, but quite frankly - they sound like people I'd normally love to have over for dinner - yet here I am defending myself against them daily.
Brief disclosure: All the thoughts about the products (or other anti-aging tips in my arsenal) are all mine. No one is paying me to talk about these products, and I bought them with my own money.
I love this lotion. It smells great. It goes on smooth. It works as a perfect base for my makeup. I've been using it for a little over a year now. You can buy it from a great company called Vitacost for $11.23 a bottle. I am an over-achieving slatherer, and yet I don't even make it through two bottles a year. I also order my favorite deodorant from Vitacost.
So what about you? Are you using sunscreen on your face every day? What products do you use that you enjoy? I hate how late in life I started applying daily SPF protection on my face. I have always used sunscreen when swimming or during times when I knew I'd be in the sun, but it's relatively new for me to wear sunscreen every single day even when I'm not swimming or hanging out for long periods of time outdoors.
Got weekend plans? Aaron is going to see this guy in concert tonight. Three of us in this house are still in community theater mode. As thankful as I am for us to have this experience, I'm also really tired, behind, haven't run since Saturday, and so I'm ready for the play to be over. It's very weird to fully love something and yet also want it to end soon. We have met a lot of fun, new people at the theater. Ashton is Winthroping it up, and is so cute I simply don't know what to do with myself.
How about some weekend links...
Speaking of skin care products, have you seen this website? Pretty interesting. Simply type in your favorite cosmetic or toiletry and find out what's inside.
I would love to see my high school English teacher wearing this.
I'm eating a whole pan of these the next time I want to hate myself.
Then I'll eat nothing but these for three days - just to balance it all out.
Once the weather cools off the kids start asking for these. I am bound and determined this year to learn how to make a paleo/gluten-free version.
This is the perfect, dreamy song for the weekend.
Wow. Isn't this the truth?
Anyone going to see this?
This is a great coupon. Yum.
We are talking seriously about going on our first ever tent-camping, camping trip. I need to read this.
I am in love with this idea from Half the Sky - and this is one of my favorite musicians featured today. 30 free songs by female artists supporting women? Heck yeah!
Don't forget to put this on your calendar October 1 and 2.
No matter what you're up to this weekend, I hope it's beautiful.