Monday, February 11, 2008


Yesterday, our lovely 50 and 60 degree weather took a major dive down to windchill's 5 below. The nice winds were blasting gusts up to 60mph. It made hiking a bear.

Yes, I was crazy enough to be out hiking. It wasn't so bad the climb up, because the wind was pushing me. The way back was a killer. The cold air took my breath away and I could feel my cheeks burning.
That's when my frozen mind woke up and I began thinking about windburn.

Windburn is slightly nice. It gives you that good red healthy outdoor look! It's also freaking nasty because it itches.

Not all blasted red looks are actually windburn, though. Sometimes it can be sunburn or both. We all know what a sunburn is and how we get it, but not
everyone knows what windburn is. So here's the scoop! Windburn is the result of the top layer of oil being removed from the skin. No oil means major dryness, which means you turn red and burn.

Basically, you can prevent it from happening by using sunscreen. The moisturisers in it protects against windburn. However, technically, the moisturisers in sunscreen aren't enough to protect you from windburn, so you need to apply an extra moisturiser.

A great one you might want to consider is Avon's Hydra-Radiance Moisturizing Day Lotion SPF 15. With the SPF 15, you don't need to apply sunscreen - it's already there. The moisturiser is designed to penetrate up to 10 surface layers deep. That means, the wind can wipe out the first layer and you still have nine more protecting you. :]

Anyway, if you're like me and spend a good deal of time outdoors, you might want to give it a try! You can't lose and Avon gives you a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you don't like it - send her back. :]

If want to give it a try, you can order it through my Avon link on the side.

Make it a fun and exciting day!

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