Let's talk sunscreen.
Once, years ago we were standing in line at Great America and it was cold, foggy, overcast and misty and my mom asked to all of us: "Who needs sunscreen?" and we all laughed and teased her about it because there was no sun to be seen.
Well, she was right - you still need sunscreen even on cloudy days. (though I do have to say that I do think that going outside NOT sunscreened is okay as well and in small doses where you're not going to get burned or overexposed a little normal skin soaking up the sun is okay. I'm just paranoid about my face because of my melasma situation.)
Maybe I wouldn't have gotten splotchy melasma if I had heeded that advice and worn more sunscreen. I now wear sunscreen on my face EVERY day. I always put it on in the morning, and an extra application in the afternoon if I'm outside and it's super sunny.
It took me a while to find a sunscreen I liked though - all the "lotion" sunscreens were way too oily, clogged my pores and had that telltale sunscreen smell.
I've now found the sunscreen of my dreams:
The Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder is amazing. It goes on like mineral powder makeup, it's tinted nicely so it doesn't leave you looking pasty and there's no smell! I love it.
Please tell me if you've found a sunscreen you like!