I hate to sound like a broken record, but you really should be wearing SPF all. the. time! No matter the weather or the season, SPF is a must. It’s essential for face and body skin protection, whether you intend to spend 30 minutes or five hours in the sun. Many underestimate the power of SPF, but it plays a major role in helping to prevent skin cancer, premature aging, and skin discoloration from UV rays. Not to mention, sun damage can be irreversible if not taken care of immediately or looked at by a professional. And yes, women of all shades need to wear sun protection.
Even though SPF should be part of our year-round ritual, most of us really stock up on products come summer time. So here’s our top five SPF products for the upcoming summer season.
Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Supergoop! is known for their broad range of products that include SPF, from CC creams to sunscreen oil to tinted lip balms. However, their original, everyday sunscreen still remains one of their most popular products to date. Formulated without phthalates, sulfates, and parabens, this sunscreen is meant to nourish dry, dehydrated face and body while protecting from harmful UV rays. The non-greasy, water-resistant formula helps to keep oil at bay and SPF on skin no matter the situation. Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50, Sephora, $19
Pixi by Petra Sun Mist SPF 30
Looking for an on-the-go sunscreen for touch-ups during the day? Pixi’s Sun Mist is perfect for travel when you need an SPF boost throughout the day. However, this spray does make the skin look super dewy, so it’s best used for all-day outdoor activities like the beach or pool in order to avoid excess oil. Pixi by Petra Sun Mist, Pixi Beauty, $18
La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen
La Roche Posay’s Anthelios facial sunscreen is raved about among beauty bloggers and dermatologists alike for its fantastic UVA/UVB protection. This sunscreen contains an anti-shine complex that reduces oil and prevents clogged pores (even in humidity!). And for all the oily-skinned gals who’ve felt betrayed by sunblocks – this product is for you, because of it’s dry touch and finish after application. Not to mention, it doesn’t leave a white streak like other drugstore sunscreens do. La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen, Target, $19.99
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
Looking for something that’s 3-in-1 for your lazy summer makeup routine? It Cosmetics’ CC Cream is a lightweight product that contains an anti-aging serum, color correcting cream, and SPF 50 with full UVA/UVB protection. This CC Cream is easy to apply and blends in quickly and effortlessly and provides high SPF protection for flawless and radiant skin. In addition, it is long-wearing, so it will be sure to stay on during those long summer days. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+, Ulta, $48
Nios Shield Leave-In Conditioner SPF 15
Our scalp is the area we tend to miss the most when applying sunscreen, and it is the most susceptible to burns because it is right under the sun. If you’re not a hat person, try out the Nios leave-in conditioner with SPF 15. Nios will nourish hair while also protecting your scalp from nasty burns. Color-treated hair is also prone to advanced fading and brittle texture from sun exposure, so it is in your best interest to prolong your color and skip a trip to the salon by using a spray or leave-in product with SPF. Nios Shield Leave-in Conditioner SPF 15, Amazon, $26