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Remember after I did some research on sunscreens, I decided to try Keys Soap Solar Rx Cosmetic Moisturizing Sunblock, SPF 30? It arrived last week and I’ve been using it since. The BIGGEST test was whether it stung my eyes by the end of the day. Good news! It didn’t! The first time I used it, I thought it was a little too sticky for a moisturizer. The second time, I discovered that if I use less, it’s not sticky. I also remembered reading a couple of reviews that said a little went a long way. Yep. It’s true.

Keys Soap Solar Rx Cosmetic Moisturizing Sunblock, SPF 30

I can’t vouch for how it protects against sunburn, since I’m deathly afraid of being in the sun now, especially as my nose heals. (I can’t use anything on my nose except Aquaphor until I see the surgeon next Tuesday.) That said, I don’t have real reservations about its effectiveness, based on the review fromĀ EWG’S 2010 SUNSCREEN GUIDE. At least for the foreseeable future, I’ll be using this.

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Yesterday I stumbled upon a website about sunscreens and how the companies use “weasel words” to make consumers think they’re safe. I’ve had a hard time finding a moisturizer with sunscreen in it because they all seem to make my eyes water by the end of the day. The last bottle I bought came from Whole Foods. The salesperson and I spent at least half an hour sampling the different formulas until I found one I liked. It’s SPF 15, but since I’m not in the sun that much, 15 is ok. Well guess what? That new sunscreen is a no-no according to this website. They use a rating system from 0-10, with 0-2 being the best. My new sunscreen is a 5, which falls into the “Caution” category. It provides “poor” UVA protection and “moderate” UVB protection. Remember, UVA rays are the ones that actually cause skin damage.

The score for my BaremineralsĀ® makeup is even worse; it scored a 7, which landed it on the “avoid” list. BaremineralsĀ® Sunscreen SPF 30 is also a 7. That’s pretty much like wearing no sunscreen at all. What’s a fair-skinned lass like me supposed to do? Research, darling. Research. So I did, and I decided to try Keys Soap Solar Rx Cosmetic Moisturizing Sunblock, SPF 30. It’s risky buying it online, since I don’t get to try it first, but I’m thinking positive thoughts that it will work just fine.

I had my first shower today without having to waterproof my nose. Dr. M. said to take off the bandage, slather on a layer of Aquaphor beforehand and not let the shower fall directly on my face. Worked like a charm. Clean hair and a clean bandage, and I’m ready to go…read a book.

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