Sunscreen experiment #7

The day I got back home from my business trip to DC I was determined to go jogging since I’d been so lazy the week before. However, I didn’t get home from the airport until about 1 AM so I was kinda dragging when I woke up on Saturday morning. Fortunately the weather was still nice by the time I got going so I decided to go for a jog first thing. This required sunscreen. So I dug through my suitcase and pulled out the Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF 30 that I’d been meaning to test when I was in DC. I slathered it on my face, arms, and legs (all of which were dry from airplane travel), and went out for that much-needed jog. The sunscreen brought mixed reactions. First of all, it smells pretty good which is a quality that most sunscreens don’t possess. I definitely appreciated that. Wearing sun protection that doesn’t make your nose wrinkle when you catch a whiff of it is like a breath of fresh air. Literally! Also, as advertised, this sunscreen is very moisturizing. If you have perpetually dry skin then you will love the Aveeno Protect + Hydrate. And it might have been great for some activities, but unfortunately it didn’t absorb as much as I would have liked for a sunscreen to wear while exercising. This was my main complaint. It might not have been hot in Seal Beach that morning, but it was fairly humid so I was sweating a lot while running. And after my experience I would suggest that you not use this on your face if you’re going to sweat. It works great as a sunscreen and moisturizer, but not so good as eye drops. Usually I’m pickier about the sun protection I use on my face, but my skin was feeling particularly dry that morning so I just applied some of the Aveeno. I must say that it did moisturize extremely well, but my eyes were not happy when it started to drip. I won’t make that mistake again! (On a related subject, I’ve discovered that the downside of wearing a tank top while exercising means I don’t have sleeves to wipe sweat off my face!) So while I might use this Aveeno Protect + Hydrate sunscreen again, it won’t be for jogging!