5 Sunscreens to try this summer
Whatever the rest of your skincare looks like, SPF is NOT a product you can skip. In fact, all experts talk about it so frequently, you know it is important – you need a sunscreen every day, during any season, no matter how sunny or overcast it is outside.
Your SPF is the protective element that shields your skin against harmful UV rays are damaging your skin. Because SPF is not always the most pleasant thing to wear on your face all day long, many people avoid it.
But the good news is that the newer generation sunscreens are getting better and better at efficiently protecting your skin without leaving that hideous white cast or smell. These are some of the best sunscreens you can find at the moment, for a healthy, youthful skin and invisible protection:
Best with No White Cast
Everyone needs a quality mineral sunscreen that won’t leave a white cast or feel heavy on their face. Biossance’s Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen is a lightweight, calming SPF 30 facial sunscreen. Easy to wear every day, and it can even serve as a primer for your makeup.
Best Moisturizer with SPF
Skincare minimalists will love this one – you need a moisturizer and you need SPF every morning, so why not combine them into a single product? You can get SPF 30 protection and superb hydration by applying La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer with SPF.
Best for Acne
Sun protection is an absolute necessity for anyone with acne prone skin, but your SPF needs to be lightweight, non-comedogenic and suitable for your skin type. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 has several components perfect for acne, including niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and lactic acid.
Best Powder Sunscreen
A bigger nuisance than applying your sunscreen every morning – trying to quickly reapply it on the go. But brush-on sunscreens make it easy to add a protective layer over your makeup. Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 comes in four different shades and it is as easy to use as they get.
Best Water-Resistant Sunscreen
The heat of the summertime not only leaves us wanting to jump the pool or the ocean, but also leaves us quite sweaty. Choosing a product that is water resistant is crucial when picking out a sunscreen if you plan on getting sweaty or wet! PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract is hydrating, fast-absorbing formula provides high performance protection from UVA, UVB and IRA rays, while also helping prevent photoaging and dehydration. They have also formulated it to be water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, so it's perfect for a day of play (i.e. things like running or going to the beach). It also smells amazing.
I could not finish this blog post without mentioning two of my personal favorite facial sunscreens.
This is one of the smoothest sunscreens I have ever put on my skin. It is also a perfect primer for makeup or a perfect solution to hide your imperfections with their tinted solution. It is a sheer, tinted facial mineral sunscreen that offers cosmetically elegant sun protection with a matte finish. TIZO3 layers invisibly under makeup to replace one’s foundation primer. I will be re-ordering this product!
I have been a fan of Sun Bum for years. As one of the "cleaner" sunscreen brands available Sun Bum also prides itself on being a cruelty free brand. What I love about this facial mist is that I can have a full face of makeup on and just spritz it over top of my face without feeling like I have messed up my makeup. It's sheer, lightweight, and a great tool to help you fight off those UV Rays.
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Leaving your skin unprotected from the harmful UV rays is the fastest way to get a dull complexion, premature fine lines and dark spots and of course skin cancer. The SPFs above make it easy for you to wear a sunscreen without even knowing you are wearing it. Perfect for the summer, and for any other time of the year!