It’s summer and I already have a bad farmer tan and some new freckles to prove it, thanks to a careless (and hatless) weekend spent in the suburbs with friends. It’s time to stock up on sunscreen, and while it’s not the sexiest beauty product out there, it’s a necessary evil–unless you want wrinkles, weird dark spots…oh and don’t forget cancer. We know–you’ve heard all this before.
What you may not have heard is that the way you are using sunscreen needs to change.
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For those of you who aren’t reading Mindy Kaling’s (aka Kelly from The Office), newly re-launched blog, The Concerns of Mindy Kaling, why aren’t you? It’s ridiculously funny, plus she talks about food and jewelry and hair, three of our favorite things.
Anyway, this week she mentioned that her hair stylist, Jen Atkin, brought her a bottle of prenatal vitamins from Trader Joe’s and that since she’s been taking them, it’s made her “hair grow faster, thicker” and kept her “skin glow-y and smooth.” To a woman who hasn’t had kids or doesn’t want kids anytime soon (and also those who are absolutely, positively done with child-bearing), the word “prenatal” can be an absolutely horrifying one. But…thick, shiny hair? Lots of us are willing to stick poisonous formaldehyde on our heads, so why not take some pre-baby vitamins?
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