t’s always nice to get our tan on, especially when the weather is beginning to warm up. But, are you using sunscreen? If so, is the one you use effective? Sunscreen is super important for our beauty rituals. According to Healthy Beautiful Online Magazine, studies have shown 90% of wrinkles and skin aging is caused by sun damage. Fortunately, by using sunscreen daily, we are able to lower the risk of skin cancer by as much as 24%.
Below are consumer top picks for each skin type, so you can hopefully find that perfect sunscreen for your face.
Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 – This tinted powder brush-on formula protects against UVA and UVB and can be used on its own or can be applied over makeup. This also makes a great finishing powder and the compact applicator makes it great if you are in a rush in the morning. It comes in four different tones and the applicator provides enough worth for a 90-day supply.
Lei Lani Sunblock SPF 50 – This formula is great for dry and sensitive skin. It provides waterproof coverage as well. The product received high ratings from customers because of the healthy glow it will give you after application. Customers also like the silky feel that provides minimal to no irritation.
Cetaphil Dermacontrol Moisturizer SPF 30 – since this sunscreen is meant for oily skin, it has a lightweight, hydrating formula and works well at controlling oil. Unfortunately, this does not completely mattify the skin. However, it still keeps your facial shine to a minimum. It can be found in drugstores, making this sunscreen easily attainable.
EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 – This is not only a sunscreen, but also a daytime moisturizer. It has a very lightweight and silky formula that will give you a slightly matte finish which is ideal for oily and acne prone skin. A bottle will cost you about $25 for 1.7 oz and can also be worn with makeup.
Paula’s Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 Tinted Matte Moisturizer – Unlike other sunscreens which are usually just a white-shaded formula, this sunscreen provides coverage and a tint that will blend well with all skin tones. The formula makes the product perfect for use as a makeup primer and it’s also filled with many anti-aging ingredients in order to aid in wrinkle prevention.
Shiseido Urban Environment SPF 42 Oil-Free UV Protector – This sunscreen has a pretty liquid formula and a very smooth application. For this product, a lot also goes a long way. It is also water-resistant and feels very light on the face once it has been applied.
Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic: Fre-C Sun Protector SPF 50 – This product is great for oily and combination skin. According to many reviews, it is also surprisingly not oily on the face (taking into consideration the high SPF value.) This is because it contains sebum oil controlling properties in its formula. The product is also great as a moisturizer and gives you a clear matte finish.
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