Do I hope I'm going home to my blow dryer anyway? You know I do...
Before I left town, I saw Jergens Natural Glow & Protect SPF 20 which contains Broad UVA and UVB sunscreen as well as self tanning ingredients at CVS. I paused and contemplated...normally self tanners are quick to warn that they contain no sunscreen and are not intended for use in the sun. On the flip side, why would I want to clog up my skin after a shower with sunscreen? And ultimately, if I did use this outside in place of real sunscreen, would it truly provide me with protection, particularly from the Florida sun?
So here's the scoop...It's kind of brilliant--The protection is the real deal. I have had not a trace of sunburn or redness (I do however use Dr. Murad's hybrid genius, Murad Waterproof Sun Block 30, which combines treatment and protection, on my face, neck, chest and hands.) And the added bonus??? It truly does provide a glowing hint of color, so in no time, between man and nature, I looked sun kissed.
Will I continue to use it (in the dark) when I get home? Probably. I wouldn't risk the sunscreens power diminishing over the next several months until I see the sun again and the self tanner will help prolong the effects of some much needed R and R.
All in all? A winner.