I have a love/hate relationship with SPF.
For one thing, I love the sunshine. LOVE. IT. I’m a summer girl, through and through. As soon as the weather gets nice in the springtime, I’m outside on my deck daily, and once summer hits, I’m at the pool several days a week.
I like to drive with my sunroof open so the sunlight can stream in from above, and I run outside several times a week all year-round.
Sunblock is the last thing I want to think about as I’m headed out the door, especially once my makeup is already on.
While sunshine is good and healthy and provides that glorious vitamin D, we all know that sunburns can be dangerous.
And yet, it never fails… At the beginning of a new summer season, I always end up burning something — my face, my chest, my arms… whatever happens to be exposed when I’m out and about.
The only way to be sure I’m protected when I need it is to make SPF part of my morning routine, but sunscreen is not my favorite. It’s usually greasy and heavy or it has a strong smell, and I don’t want to put it on over my daily moisturizer because it doesn’t always work well with my makeup.
I was surprised to learn that statistics show that even though 2/3 of women know they should wear SPF daily, only 1/3 actually do. At least I’m not alone!
A few months ago, I reviewed Olay Luminous Whip Facial Moisturizer. It’s a fabulously smooth and creamy hydrating moisturizer, but it had no SPF so I could only use it at night.
Well, allow me to introduce you to its SPF sister: Olay Whip with SPF 25.
I’ve been wearing Olay Regenerist Whip for the past week or two, and I’m here to tell you it’s everything you’ve ever wanted in an SPF moisturizer.
Unlike other sunscreens, Whips with SPF 25 have Active Rush Technology, which holds and releases 1000x it’s weight in hydration, instantly absorbing into the skin. It truly feels so light and moisturizing, you’d never know it has SPF in it.
I love how it blends into my skin without leaving any oil or sticky residue. It also has a way of instantly smoothing out my skin, almost like a makeup primer. My foundation goes on so nicely overtop of this product, I’ve been skipping my makeup primer most of the time.
The scent is light and pleasant and doesn’t really linger after the moisturizer has soaked into my skin.
Because I tend to burn my chest without realizing it, I apply my SPF moisturizer to my face, neck, and chest every morning when I brush my teeth.
By making it a part of my morning routine, it’s practically effortless to protect my skin so I can get outside and enjoy the summer sun whenever I feel like it.
Best of all, Olay Whips are affordable and easily accessible. You can find them at your neighborhood drugstore or purchase online at Olay.com.
How about you? What’s your current relationship with SPF? Are you a daily devotee or a beach-day-only kind of girl? Why do or don’t you wear SPF every day?
If you decide to put Olay Whips with SPF to the test, let me know how it works for you!
photo credit: Alison Cornell
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.