I'd like to acquire a very serious daily SPF regimen. What products should I use?
After many years of being fairly cavalier about daily sun protection (although I always heavily apply and reapply on outdoorsy days), I've started seeing a few darker spots on my face in my early 30s and would like to stem the Unstoppable Tide. I also am seeing plenty of ladies who have beautiful well-protected unlined faces but terrifying necks.
Aging is inevitable; I embrace it! Laugh lines are signs of a life well-lived! Neckskin will be neckskin! I accept that. But I would also like to do as much as I can to incorporate effective protection into my morning habits on a day-to-day basis to protect my skin. I have darker Asian skin and rarely burn - instead I spot and freckle. I live in the city and have a very office-y job, so I'm not sitting in daily traffic on a sunny highway or tramping through fields or anything.
: Is moisturizer with SPF enough? Right now I use a Clinique 25 SPF moisturizer under my makeup every morning. A colleague says she puts on another layer of sunblock on top of it. Sometimes I do this with a Clarins 30 SPF. Is this necessary? Is this effective? Understood that the SPFs aren't cumulative - I guess this is more of having "backup" when your moisturizer or sunblock wears / sweats off. Please tell me if this is paranoid or sensible.
: I wear sunglasses all the time, but some of my dark spots are near my eyes (just underneath). In researching, I'm going down the rabbit hole and seeing eye area skincare products (like a Clarins SPF 60 eye cream). Is this necessary or overkill?
: Do you sunblock your neck / decolletage every day? Do you use the facial stuff for this or the body stuff? My facial stuff is... not cheap. I have read this Ask
which answers my daily body
sunblock needs, I think - I have the same execrable Eucerin body moisturizer that I'm going to replace with an Alba or Neutrogena product that some of you suggested.
I guess I could always do the older-Chinese-woman thing my mom does and wear a horribly gigantic floppy hat-visor abomination and a white windbreaker everywhere including formal weddings, and these light sleeves that cover her hands and knuckles while driving, but my vanity is not ready for these accessories yet. Also she will say "I told you so, Moms are always right" and my stubborn daughterness is not ready for that yet, so I'd like to start with lotions and such.
Thank you for your product and application suggestions!