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Hi friends! I’m not sure if it’s getting cold by you, but goodness it’s chilly here in the Midwest! Did you know that although the temps are dropping, that doesn’t mean you should stop using SPF to protect your skin? Today, I’m partnering with NEUTROGENA® at Meijer to share some tried and true products that will help alleviate dry, winter skin and provide some great SPF protection even in winter! The products I chose to try out are NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost CITY SHIELD™ SPF 25 (1.7oz) and NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Gel Hand Cream.
Why use SPF in the Winter?
- UV sun rays easily penetrate winter clouds – even on an overcast day, up to 80% of the sun rays can still come through.
- SPF has useful properties, such as anti-aging – winter is harsh on your skin and tends to dry it out. Slathering on SPF will help keep your skin hydrated and radiant.
- Even indoor lights emitted by your computer screen or overhead lamps can slightly damage your skin. It’s best to wear SPF to help protect yourself from these lights as well.
- Winter sports put you at a higher risk of UV exposure – the higher the elevation (think snowboarding, skiing, sledding on a mountain) the higher the UV radiation. Every 1,000 feet you rise above sea level, your UV radiation increases by 5%. SPF will help protect you from the effects of the higher UV radiation.
- Sunscreen is removed faster in winter conditions – snow and wind can wear away SPF products even faster than sweating it off at a beach! Best to keep your SPF product with you and reapply every 2-3 hours that you are outside.
With all that said, what can we do to help protect ourselves from the UV rays and drying skin? Well, NEUTROGENA® created this hydrating product line called Hydro Boost that is “face level” skincare for your entire body. It’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid that hydrates and quenches dry skin, leaving it looking smooth and supple. (I’m sure you’ve been hearing a lot about this ingredient in many TV commercials lately, I sure have!) In addition, they have someCITY SHIELD™ products in the Hydro Boost line that not only has SPF for every day, it also protects against pollution. Win, win! These products were easily found in the beauty department and some stores even have a special display. With the display, you can interact with products and it will tell you more about each one to help choose the best one for you!
Let’s start with the NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Gel Hand Cream. I’ve been using this for a few days now and immediately noticed a difference in my skin. Seriously, like right after I applied it! My skin was already getting quite dry from the cold weather that has been upon us and with two dots of the hand cream, my hands were smooth, soft, and retained the moisture for hours. This cream contains hyaluronic acid to boost skin cells’ hydration and lock it in and is non-greasy and ultra-light to absorb instantly, with no residue. It is great to be used daily to maintain skin’s moisture balance.
The second product I tried is the NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost CITY SHIELD™ SPF 25 (1.7oz). This hydrating water gel helps protect skin against sun damage, pollution, and environmental stressors. Its unique formula replenishes moisture to help fight the signs of tired, dull-looking skin. I applied this gel to my face (underneath makeup) and to my neck. Again, it instantly showed results. You can apply this SPF water gel to your cleansed face and neck every day to instantly quench and help protect skin.
So, did I convince you, yet? SPF is definitely important to your skin, even in the winter! And for those of you that prefer a fragrance free product, there is also NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Body Fragrance Free (16oz) that would work great for you and I’d highly recommend! I might be picking that one up for myself, as well!
P.S. On 12/9 there’s an exclusive Meijer and NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost event and Beauty advisors will be handing out product samples and educating consumers on the benefits of the line!
Beginning 12/9 through 12/15, you can:
- Buy One Get One 50% off on NEUTROGENA® Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion
- Buy One Get One 30% NEUTROGENA® Facial Care.
See your Meijer store, or Meijer.com, for additional savings!
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