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Hot Mama Tip

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
By Glinda

We all know that protecting your skin from the sun will prolong your hot mama years, because those nasty rays do all sorts of unpleasant things to our skin. 

This was unfortunately a lesson learned by me fairly late in life, since when I was growing up, it was fairly common to bake out in the sun using only baby oil.  Ahem.  I’m sure I’ve dated myself on that one, but I do it because I love you and want you to learn from my mistakes.

Therefore, I make sure to use a daily moisturizer that contains at least a 15 SPF. I am all for the highest amount of sunscreen protection possible. But just know that you don’t really get all that much more protection from a 50 sunscreen versus a 30, but you will get a gloppier, goopier product. 30 SPF is apparently the point at which the lotion gets a little gnarly. Thus, you don’t find many daily moisturizers that go above 30.

Here are some highly rated moisturizers, ranging from extremely pricey to not pricey at all.

Photobucket Pretty darn pricey describes Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream SPF 15, but I know people who use it who swear by it for their sensitive skin.

Photobucket Coming in at only slightly less pricey is Clarins Bright Plus HP Protective Brightening Day Lotion Oil Free SPF 20. This is a good bet for combination skin, it is supposed to “rev” up your skin and make it look better.

Photobucket In the much, much less pricey zone comes Eucerin Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF 30. It’s a good, basic moisturizer for sensitive skin that won’t set you back a whole lot, but will still give you the protection you need.

Photobucket Luckily, one of the top-rated moisturizers isn’t all that expensive, either. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Lotion with UV protection provides broad spectrum protection (both UVA and UVB rays) for less. I’ve used it myself, and it is has a nice light and non-greasy texture.


Friday Caption Contest: Disney Week Edition

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
By raincoaster

We’re a little bit late today. If I’d had the assistance of Eiko the assistance dog, however, I’m sure I would have been on time. From Eikootje’s Flickr stream. So THAT’s what Eurodisney looks like.

Eiko the assistance dog at Disneyland

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