Beauty confession time: I’m NOT a sunscreen girl. Cue the gasps.
I dislike the strong coconut scent most products have. Pina colada was not meant for the face. I also dislike how such products tend to transform my already pale face to a stark white – can you say Casper the Friendly Ghost? The humidity of the summers here in New York don’t help much either. Why slather on sunscreen when it melts off in five minutes?
Another beauty confession time: I don’t moisturize regularly. Cue more gasps.
I have extreme combo-skin…but the oilier parts of my face tend to breakout way too easily. I was never willing to add fuel to the fire. In fact, toners were the only face products I was willing to apply. Nice and cool on the skin – a refreshing touch to a freshly cleansed face. No need for more.
Yes, people warned me that my poor habits now would create trouble later on: a lack of SPF would cause more wrinkles, a lack of moisturizing would actually cause more acne, not taking proper care of my skin would cause all sorts of serious problems as I aged. But I didn’t want to sacrifice my comfort. I was happy with my overly simplistic beauty routine.
Then came Neutrogena’s Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen (SPF 55).
It was everything I could hope for in a sunscreen. It was light. It didn’t have a strong scent. And it was BREAK-OUT FREE.
Plus, I trust Neutrogena’s acne-geared products due to my previous experience with their Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes and their Oil-Free Acne Wash (in Pink Grapefruit, to satisfy my inner girly girl – I swear she’s in there!).
Neutrogena’s Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen (SPF 55) was everything I didn’t know I was looking for AND came with the perk of a super-high SPF.
I no longer have any excuses for not putting on sunscreen… Guess taking care of my skin isn’t so bad!
Note: This post is not sponsored. Samples were provided for review.