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Miracle Product? I Can Hope

June 27, 2012
Wetzel Chronicle

The other day I saw a commercial for a facial moisturizer that boasts of having a 30 SPF (sun protection factor). I was amazed at such a high SPF in a daily lotion.

The more I thought of that product, the more I thought of how I rarely wear make up these days. I know I should. I certainly need it, but in my hectic life it just seems like an easy step to skip.

Anyway, I always make sure my foundation make up has an SPF, but it doesn't do me much good if I don't put it on. On the other hand, I always apply moisturizer. Not only can I feel that my skin needs it, the milestone birthday I recently celebrated underlines that signs of aging are increasing daily.

Sometimes advertising works. I headed to the store to seek out that sun damage preventing miracle product. Well, when I found it on the shelf, I realized it came in both regular and tinted varieties. Ah hah! Here was my answer to my lack of proper grooming and "putting on my best face" every day.

So I bought the combination product and have been pretty faithful in applying it. However, I can't help but wonder what makes it a tinted moisturizer and not a foundation. At any rate, I think I am sparing the general public, my family, and my co-workers from having to look at my unimproved complexion on a daily basis. Hopefully in the process I am preventing skin damage, possible even cancer, and maybe keeping some age spots and wrinkles at bay. I can only hope.



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