If I could give one piece of beauty advice to my younger self, it would definitely be to drink more water, stop sneaking alcohol and wear SPF. From the time I was old enough to go outside to play unsupervised, to the time I turned 22, I never wore SPF. Now that I’m big on beauty and skin care in general, it’s one of the biggest regrets of my life, because I put myself at risk of skin cancer, and I was told some of the same things I read on the internet daily- black people can’t get skin cancer, so it’s no big deal. Our melanin protects us from the sun, we don’t need SPF. That’s not true. You need SPF protection. Specifically, SPF 15 or greater.
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve told someone that SPF protection of 15 or above is best for your skin, I wouldn’t have to blog anymore. I’d be somewhere on a tropical island, drinking some fruity alcoholic drink and not writing. Thanks to CVS, I don’t have to say it as much, because they are pulling anything under SPF 15 off the shelves with the CVS Long Live Skin Campaign.
CVS is removing all suncare products with SPF lower than 15 from its shelves, and replacing them with 30 new SPF+/broad spectrum products that either meet for exceed FDA standards. The pharmacy, along with Johnson & Johnson, has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to educate you about why proper skin care and sun care is essential.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer type in the United States, but you can change that. From 6/18-6/24, purchase any Neutrogena or Aveeno product with SPF 15 or greater and $1 will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help prevent skin cancer up to $100,000. Neutrogena, a sun care leader, wants you to live a sun safe life that begins at a young age and continues for a lifetime.
My personal Neutrogena picks:
- Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion SPF 30
- Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion SPF 50
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid SPF 70
- Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby SPF 50
Tell me- how do you feel about the changes CVS made?