I have a confession to make and I hope I’m not alone here. Who here does not use public hand sanitizing stations? I hate them. I think they are incredibly gross. Everywhere I go someone has one set up! The doctor’s office, Whole Foods, the post office….! I really, really appreciate they everyone is so concerned with germs but I find the stations are really gross. Typically they are dripping with antibac and they look really dirty. Mmmm thanks but I have hand sanitizer in my purse and I’ll use that.
How you feel about public hand sanitizing stations?
I’m mentioning this because a user on Reddit posted a public SPF Station that popped up at the Boston Common and Public Garden. They literally have an SPF 30 being dispensed at a little station around the area. I have to admit at first I thought, “WOW This is so cool!” And in someways, I still think it’s brilliant. It’s pretty cool if you have kids that need reapplication of sunscreen and maybe you forgot a bottle. I personally don’t reapply SPF in a cream formula unless I’m at the pool, beach or a theme park. I tend to reply on powder SPF because it’s mess-free and I can use it over my makeup! The only time I’m reapplying a cream is if I am outside for huge periods of time and I’m not wearing a bunch of makeup. For example, when I go to Disney I wear an SPF 50 and I reapply it every hour. My typically makeup on a day at the parks is a bit of cheek stain and mascara making it easy to apply my sunscreen.
The idea of a public SPF station is really cool but I probably wouldn’t make use of it. It sort of squeaks me out the way the hand sanitizing stations do! But hey, great idea! I applaud you Boston for bringing awareness to the importance of sunscreen.
How do you feel about public SPF stations?