By: Tahiry Sanchez
Summer, welcome! You know what that means: hot, bright days with more daylight hours than any other time of year, and plenty of opportunities to soak up the sunshine. That is why we need to talk sunscreen. It’s time to start wearing it every day if you haven’t already.
It’s critical to include SPF in your morning regimen. The fear of skin cancer is the most compelling reason to begin. You’re still in danger even if you have a dark complexion and aren’t concerned about acquiring a visible sunburn. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 20% of Americans will get skin cancer by the age of 70, and five or more sunburns increase your chance of developing melanoma.
SPF protects your skin from the sun, keeping it appearing young and wrinkle-free. Your foundation’s SPF isn’t enough. Especially in your twenties or thirties, now is the time to start include sunscreen in your daily routine. If you’re worried about losing your summer tan, use sunscreen and protect your skin to create a healthy glow. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather, not only during the summer, so make it a habit.
-Go for at least 15 or 30 SPF but up it to 60 if you expect to be outdoors
-Make sure the bottle is labeled broad-spectrum
-Apply your sunscreen before you put on makeup
-Make sure to reapply every hour or two if you’re out in the sun
-Find a product that suits your skin type and lifestyle.
Here’s some recommendations…
1. Neutrogena Sport Face SPF 70+ (For Oily Skin, $8.99)
Perfect for our oily skin gals, who want to prep and protect their face. No extra oily residue and of course, high protection.
2. Supergoop! Sunscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+ (For Dry Skin, $38)The essential sunscreen for gals with dry skin. It helps nourish and restore those imperfections for glowing and smooth skin, yet still protecting it from the sun. 3. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30+ (With Some Tint, $33)
The combination of foundation, sunscreen, and heat do not always seem to be the perfect match. That is why bareMinerals Rescue Tinted Gel Cream is the perfect go-to sunscreen for those gals who want to not worry about mixing so much products and just focus on protecting their skin from the sun. The add on tint helps for a better glow and natural appearance on your skin.
Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 (All Skin Types, $21)
Versed is full on chic for the sunscreen game. It is perfect for all skin types, and makes every day feel as if nothing is on your skin. Its a great fit for all!
The sun hitting our faces on a bright summer day is the best feeling ever. But we have to remember to always protect our faces, too. Let’s stay protected and glow with healthy, nourishing sunscreens that will make our skin look flawless.