Sun protection is a must, especially as the scorching summer days draw near. White lifeguard noses, coconut tanning oils, and thick sticky sunscreens are a thing of the past. With all the alternatives in sun protection available, there plenty of options to help keep your skin damage-free. Here are 7 of our favorite SPF products for pretty protection.
For the Face
Colorescience Sunforgettable in SPF 30 and SPF 50
Sunforgettable powdered sunscreen, ($50.00,lovelyskin.com), could not be easier to apply, and the retractable brush is small enough to fit in your tiniest summer bag. A blend of gentle ingredients makes it ideal for sensitive skin, and it’s also FDA-approved and highly water-resistant. It’s available in 3 sheer shades that magically even out skin tone, and if that’s not enough, it’s refillable!
La Roche Posay Fluide Anthelios XL SPF Tinted Cream (SPF 50+)
The La Roche Posay Anthelios line is one of our faves, so it’s no surprise that we love this tinted cream ($32.00,amazon.com). This super light facial moisturizer leaves the skin with a healthy glow, while it’s key ingredient, Mexoryl, does a great job providing UVA protection that will ward off future wrinkles.
Colorescience Lip Shine
A line so nice we have to mention it twice! This lip gloss, ($25, lovelyskin.com), gives SPF 35 sun protection while feeling non-greasy. It also leaves your pout wonderfully plump and hydrated thanks to the added oligopeptides. The mild minty flavor is an added bonus to give a hint of fresh breath!
Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup
We love the double team action of great coverage and SPF 30 sun protection! The Jane Iredale mineral makeup line, ($40,beauty.com), has a beautiful range of shades, all in a velvety finish. Since they are talc-free, they won’t clog pores, and they’re gentle enough for sensitive skin.
For the Body
Lubriderm SPF 15 Daily Moisturizing Lotion
You’ll never forget to apply your sunscreen again! Lubriderm’s SPF 15 Body Lotion, ($7.99, cvs.com), is easy to add to your morning routine. Just leave it by your shower and apply when your skin is still damp to prevent dry skin and start your day protected!
Aveeno Continuous Protection Spray SPF 70
Aveeno’s SPF Sray, ($9.92, walmart.com), is fast and convenient since you don’t have to rub it in. The continuous spray mists the body with even coverage of essential UVA/UVB protection. Their blend of active naturals pampers your skin without feeling greasy even though it’s water resistant.
Banana Boat Sport Performance Active Max Sunblock SPF 100
Light and nongreasy, this is great sun protection especially for fair skin. Banana Boat Sport Performance, ($11.99, walgreens .com), absorbs quickly and leaves a powdery non-sticky finish. It’s also highly water resistant, and won’t come off with excessive perspiration. This is our choice for all our summer races and beach volleyball games since it stays put and doesn’t need to be reapplied as often as other sunblocks.
Remember to Fight Fine Lines by always layering on your sunscreen before heading outside. You’ll be pretty and protected all summer long!Cristal Orpilla, RN Beauty Goodies
What’s your favorite SPF product?