I love to get outside and hot sunny days but the harmful effects of sun damage is always in the back of my mind. With everything we know today about UV rays and how they can damage the skin and result in skin cancer (not to mention, wrinkles!), I see no reason to avoid wearing sun protection. Lucky for the wonderful cosmetics industry, there are a wide range of products with sun protection that perform well beyond that of traditional Coppertone sunscreen. Here's a few favorites that I've been keeping close by this summer:
CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40
Possibly my favorite facial sunscreen ever! I use this in place of my moisturizer on super hot days and wear it under my makeup on a daily basis. This sunscreen doesn't break me out and applies as a great base under makeup. It's also lightly tinted to help even out redness for those no-makeup days.
NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER FACE SUNSCREEN SPF 45
Another great facial sunscreen at a cheaper price point. This sunscreen goes on the skin smoothly and is completely dry to the touch. No greasy residue for this one! This also applies well under makeup and helps to keep your skin from getting oily throughout the day.
L'OREAL SUBLIME INVISIBLE PROTECT SPF 30 DRY OIL SPRAY
If you are a fan of the look and feel of tanning oil, this is much the same in formula but includes broad spectrum sun protection. It makes your skin glisten with that dewy sheen that you get from a tanning oil, smells amazing and helps keep your skin moisturized all day. Need I say more?
MAYBELLINE BABY LIPS DR RESCUE IN SOOTHING SORBET
I am the first to admit that I often forget about protecting my lips from the sun's harmful rays. Although I wasn't crazy about the original Baby Lips formula, I love the chapstick-feel to the new Dr. Rescue line that includes SPF! I love the shade Soothing Sorbet as a pretty brightening berry color on the lips. An easy lip choice to toss in your beach bag!
So there concludes my SPF summer essentials. What are your favorite products for sun protection?
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