Beauty Hack: My Easy SPF Routine

I want to get real today about my relationship with SPF…

It's been on and off.

Believe me, I know I'm supposed to wear SPF daily. It's 2018 - I feel like we all know we're supposed to be protecting our skin every day. But here I am, admitting I'm not a daily sunscreen wearer. And all this coming from a girl who has had second degree burn on her face.

YES - ON MY FACE. My family and I went snowboarding during high school and I got stuck up on the mountain. In the snow. With the sun beating down. With no sunscreen.

Yes, I am the girl who got second degree sunburn in the snow.

I've been determined to rightsize my relationship with SPF ever since - but I'm not a fan of traditional sunscreen. I hate the sticky, tacky consistency and can't stand white streaks. Also, most sunscreens are packed with oils and give me major breakouts.LIFE HACK time. Let's talk about my secret to daily SPF without the hassle.


My SPF beauty hack: Olay Complete All-Day Moisturizer SPF 15

I love a good life/beauty hack. Meet my perfect solve for wearing a daily SPF that doesn't have all the icky sunscreen factors: the Olay Complete All-Day Moisturizer. 

Olay products have been a go-to of mine for well over a year now (from my on the go face wash to my night cream). I'm digging this moisturizer because I can get my SPF fix plus added benefits. Let's break it down.

Lightweight formula

I am not a fan of heavy creams or sticky formulations. Most SPFs feel heavy, but the Complete All-Day Moisturizer is light and easy.

That's what I need out of a daily SPF - easy. 

Extra hydration

I love a good multitasking product! This cream isn't just a sunscreen - it's a moisturizer with SPF. Meaning you can keep your skin hydrated and protected with the same product.

Added antioxidants

The reason I'm such a big fan of Olay products is because they always sneak some added benefits into their products (like antioxidants, for example). The Complete All-Day Moisturizer is packed with antioxidants that condition the skin - bonus!


My new SPF routine

I've been infusing the Complete All-Day Moisturizer into my skincare routine because summer is here, ya'll! And we know my fair Irish skin can't handle the sunshine (or the heat for that matter).

I've been using the moisturizer in the AM before I head off to work, but also, I've been tossing it into my bag when I head outdoors in general. KB and I have been spending more time outside (both in Golden Gate Park and in my family's pools). My Olay All-Day Moisturizer has been along for every ride.

I'll choose this multi-tasking, light weight gem over a sticky sunscreen every time.


I snagged my Olay Complete All-Day Moisturizer here - from Sam's Club! 

What's your relationship with SPF look like? Do you wear a daily SPF? Tell me in the comments below!

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