Whether I’m cycling or running I do try to remember to put on sunscreen. If it’s early in the morning I usually don’t because the sun is not as strong, but I know I’m still getting sun…so I should. What I hate is when you sweat and then the sunscreen gets in your eyes and it be like:
Running along then bam! You want to tear you face off! Here in Phoenix there are a lot of women who run and it looks like they’re wear a burka at times. This is very popular:
I have never seen any men wearing this full face get up, only women. Phoenix will give you skin cancer and wrinkles and ain’t nobody got time for that. I look at it this way, you can’t beat everything in life and there is no way I’m going to run in 106 degree heat with something like a hoodie. I just can’t because I get too hot and frankly, what can I do about picking up another line.
I have the a strange skin mix. The Italian in me gives me the olive color complexion that sort of tans and although I can burn (and I have badly) I also don’t get really tan. It’s like I cap out. I reach a point and that is it. My face is another story ~ It seems I have inherited what I lovingly refer to as the Irish drinking strip. Basically, the wide red band that goes across the cheeks and nose.
Life is just better with two beers isn’t it? So what’s the point of this post? Hmmmm (scratching head). Ah yes, sunscreen not beer. I’ve tried a lot of sun screens and a girlfriend of mine gave me some Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer® Face & Body Stick to try and it really is amazing. Amazing in the sense that if you are running or cycling this doesn’t sting the eyes. Now I have accidentally rubbed my eyes and it did sting a bit, but just regular sweat and no rubbing it’s really good. Here is what I use:
I have read before that anything over the 50 isn’t really offering that much more protection. It was a while ago that I read that and I’m not really sure if it still is the case today. This may require more research for a later post. Until then I like both of these and the stick is really good for the face and doesn’t burn the eyes.
Do you wear sunscreen? Happy Miles to You!!