Moral of the story? Don't expect this week's perfection to stick.
HOWEVER, here is what I am currently digging:
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15
My biggest pet peeve with facial products containing an SPF is that they are often too "sunscreeny." Weird, you're thinking. I thought that was the point?
Well, the problem is, I don't want something too thick or heavy on my face. Many daily moisturizers containing an SPF tend to stay on the surface of my skin, feel greasy, and frankly, not do a great job of moisturizing. They can also cause break outs, which is the opposite of what I'm going for here.
But THIS product has is all. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, and not the least bit greasy. It is so light. It doesn't have that sunscreen smell. And it is also incredibly gentle. We have been using Cetaphil lotion on Gabe since he was born, per the ped's recommendation. I figured that if it's gentle enough for a newborn, it is certainly gentle enough for my finicky pregnant skin.
Ladies (and gents?), this one is worth a try. The best part is you can pick it up at your grocery store for under ten bucks! Small victories, friends. Small victories.