Recently a friend posted a comment on Facebook about how old her hands were looking and she had never noticed until now. That’s how aging is, it just sneaks up on ya then BAM you look 80. Ok maybe not 80, but you know what I mean.
I commented to her that she should try a hand lotion with sunscreen and she mentioned that hadn’t ever even crossed her mind but she would look out for some.
Hands and necks are the places where aging tends to show up first because a lot of people use sunscreen on their face then forget everywhere else. Also people are loathe to constantly apply lotion on their hands after washing them. I get it, it’s a pain. Just like brushing your teeth or flossing or washing your face. But if you don’t want to look way older than your age, you might wanna start oh say NOW.
It got me thinking about hand care in general and some rules I kind of live by. Especially now that I started doing nail swatches SUPER up close, I like to take care of my hands and nails as much as possible. I use hand lotion about 20 billion times a day, but I realized none of the 30+ types I have actually contain sunscreen!
Then this past weekend I discovered something after visiting 6 drug stores including Target, CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. It’s damn HARD to find a hand lotion with sunscreen in it! Now I’m not talking straight-up sunscreen, because wearing that on your hands can be a greasy, sticky, yucky matter, and I hate the feeling of it myself.
No, I’m talking a nice creamy regular hand lotion but with sunscreen in it. I looked at what seemed like 100 different types and not a single one (cruelty-free or otherwise) had sunscreen in it. What’s up with that?
I know it is out there but it seems it’s not easy to find. I also know you can definitely find it at places like Sephora or Ulta or online, but that’s not as easy sometimes as your local drug store.
I asked people on Twitter what their favorite ones were and here are some responses: Continue reading »