I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #AveenoGrowing up, skin care was never something I spent a lot of time on. I used the same soap my grandmother used to use to wash her face (never mind the fact that there was a HUGE age gap there or that our skin probably needed different things out of a beauty routine). And when my face broke out, I used tea tree oil. Done. That lack of a routine served me pretty well for most of my life. But a few big life changes have happened within the last few years and I've been needing a little more in the way of skin care. And if I'm being honest, I'm 40 adjacent and pretty solidly in middle age status. WTF. And yes, my dressing gown DOES remind you of Mrs. Roper. (middle-aged TV reference if any young whippersnappers are reading).After my skin cancer stuff, it should be a given that I use sunscreen every day. But I don't. Partly, I just haven't worked it in to my morning routine but also, I couldn't find a sunscreen that I could stand the feel of on my face. Trust me, I carry a sunbrella with me when walking to and from school to get the kids but it's really not enough. I think I was so intent on finding a sunscreen with a super high SPF that I was blind to the perfect daily solution right in the drugstore. I've been using Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 daily for a week or so and I'm in love. I was apprehensive at first, given my skin history, but my skin is loving this! This Aveeno® daily moisturizer and sun protection is 100% oil free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. The lotion is now the first step of my beauty routine every day. With other sunscreens, you put them on and immediately see a change in the finish of your skin. It's instantly shiny and almost sticky. I HATE the idea of putting make up on top of that. This lotion is awesome because it is a moisturizer with SPF in it. It absorbs in to the skin beautifully. And I can put my make up on, the way I normally do, without feeling like I'm applying stucco. That's kind of major. I'm pretty pumped that I've found a daily sunscreen to help protect my skin. I'm also loving the extra moisture my skin is getting. PLUS Aveeno® Positively Radiant ® Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is clinically proven to even tone and texture in just 4 weeks! HUGE! I come from the land of plastic housewives so I always thought I'd end up under a laser at some point to improve the look of my skin. But my budget conscious, pain hating self would much rather see positive results using a lotion instead.
And I'm addicted to the way this lotion smells. It smells a bit like sunscreen but cleaner. I'm SUPER picky about the smells that I put on my body as I get headaches very easily. There is a really subtle floral note to the lotion, but it is not perfume-y or heavy. And yes, I may have put a little extra on my arms today so I could smell it longer…They need moisture and sun protection too! Aveeno® Positively Radiant ® Daily Moisturizer has ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex and natural light diffusers. It works naturally to even skin tone, texture and help improve the look of brown spots. Trying out this product has really made me wonder if my skin was really that sensitive or I was just using the wrong products. Do you use a daily moisturizer and sunscreen in your routine?
Thank you for supporting the brands, like Aveeno®, that allow me to share the things happening in my life (like aging skin). I'm proud to be an ambassador for Aveeno® and have lots more to share with you over the coming months! Let's get beautiful, shall we?