It's a dull, miserable day in New York City the first time I spray on Trader Joe's sunscreen. In early May, Consumer Reports awarded TJ's $ 6 purchase a perfect score in the sunscreen category for UVA and UVB protection. Then we put it to the test. Well + Good Test if you want.
Using SPF 24/7/365 (regardless of the weather), dermatologists recommend protecting against skin damage – even when the sun is hiding behind a vanishing cluster of strata. So, no, I'm not exaggerating when I spray Trader Joe's sunscreen on my arms and legs before I wear clothes as usual and put on a rain jacket.
Sensitive, sunscreen goes slightly lighter than regular spray variants. It's not that greasy, but it still has the other skin, a little sticky finish that wakes up the summer clay nostalgia. The smell has nothing in common with that of zip-lining, organized activity days. The spray bottle gives out a citrusy, sun-drenched scent that makes you smell more like a margarita than a sandy eight-year-old.
It is not quite as high with sunscreen as skin care, but it takes about half a second to apply. I know you will be shocked, but I ended up doing it at home on my first rainy day of sunscreen burning. When I get home, I'm a little sick of how the substances have melted on my skin, so I shower and shelf the bottle for a less rainy day.
A few weeks later I got the chance on one of New York City's first 75 degree days. I packed up Trader Joe's sunscreen and a good book and went to Central Park for an afternoon of lounging in the grass. Of course, we should all do our best not to relax in direct sunlight for an extended period. (The American Cancer Association recommends that you bask in the shade, not the sun, especially between 1[ads1]0 am and 4 pm). With the skin's health in mind, I find a place in the park that allows me to easily migrate between the sun's rays and the cover of the trek.
At the back of the bottle I suggest that I spend at least every other hour, so just to be safe, I put a 90-minute hour on the phone to hold myself accountable. As time reminds and my skin maintains its normal shade than Edward Cullen. Now I can shop my regular Trader Joe's haul without distinguishing a separate sunscreen pharmacy. No sun damage to me.
Still mystified about the difference between sunscreen and sunscreen? Here's the deal. FYI, keep an eye on the bottles expiration date.