Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Summer ’17 Guide To Sunscreen For Every Skin Type And Skin Care Concern
Nothing in life is one-size-fits-all. From the perfect pair of jeans to a great hair cut, what works for you might be disastrous for your BFF. This wisdom also rings true when it comes to sunscreen. One specific type, texture, or formulation will not work for everyone. Simply put: the best sunscreen for your skin type is the one that you LOVE to wear. It’s the one that fits flawlessly into your routine and doesn’t feel like a bothersome, complicated step.
So having laid down all of that, let’s proceed with your Official Summer ’17 SPF shopping guide for every skin tone, type, and skincare concern:
I Break Out A Lot
Managing adult acne can feel like a full-time job. You need to constantly stay on top of your cleansing and topical treatments…now add to that the task of protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays (which is a crucial step in controlling acne). Ugh! Help minimize breakouts with a lightweight sunscreen like Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen SPF 55 ($9). It’s oil free (which means it won’t clog pores), contains no fragrance (so you won’t have to deal with a weird smell), and is formulated specifically with acne-prone skin in mind. It applies seamlessly and won’t disturb the groove of your acne-focused regimen.
I Need Help With Lines And Wrinkles
Pick a sunscreen that’s part sun protection and part de-ager. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer SPF 15 ($9) is a feather-light antioxidant packed lotion that softens skin’s surface will protecting skin from the harmful UV rays. If you’re not into layering lots of products on your skin during the warmer summer months, this one is a good catch-all because it combines the benefits of a moisturizing serum with the protection of a broad spectrum SPF. And you gotta love a good two-fer!
I Want A Sunscreen That Doesn’t Make My Oily Skin Oilier
A mineral-based SPF with mattyfying properties is your go-to. Try Urban Skin Care Rx DermShield All Skin Sun Protection Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($28). It applies matte without leaving a grey or white residue. Skin looks supple and hydrated, never greasy. And, most importantly, skin is properly protected!
I Need A Sunscreen That Keeps My Makeup Cute
At the risk of sounding like a ’90s infomercial, “Set it and forget it” with Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($28). Perfect for all skin types from oily to dry, this sunscreen-packed spritz refreshes skin, sets makeup, and protects from the sun…all in one step. There’s also a hint rosemary, which adds an element of spa-in-a-bottle.
I Want To Protect My Skin From The Sun And Brighten It At The Same Time
It sounds a little oxymoronic, but it really is possible to wear sun protection and still boost your glow. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF 30 ($23) perks up dull, lackluster skin. Thanks to vitamin C, with continued use, skin becomes softer, smoother, and visibly brighter.
I’m Looking For A Sunscreen That’s Totally Transparent On Dark Skin
White, purple, or grey sunscreen-tinted skin is never ok. And Glossier gets it. Invisible Shield SPF 35 ($34) is just that — invisible and a total protective shield. Not only is the product completely clear, it’s also a water-gel texture that feels incredibly dreamy and cushiony when applied. Add to that a powerful antioxidant complex of vitamin E, vitamin P, broccoli, and aloe leaf extracts, there’s nothing to not love about this sunscreen. This is the one all the cool kids are using.
I Need Sunscreen That’s Safe To Use On My Kid
Moms are always looking for multi-taskers because the reality is, we don’t always have time for separate products for the kids. Try a sunscreen that’s safe for everyone in the household. Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Clear Zinc Sunscreen Lotion ($15) is made with certified organic oils that soothe and protect. The kid-safe formula offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB coverage, which is a must for the entire family.
I Deserve To Splurge On A Fancy Sunscreen
Yes, lady, you’re worth it! Cle de Peau Beauty Protective Fortifying Emulsion Broad Spectrum SPF 22 ($138) is calling your name. The super luxe moisturizer not only delivers a daily defense against UV rays, it also guards skin against environmental stress. The proprietary Illuminating Complex EX gives skin an immediate glow and erases all signs of fatigue. If you have a few extra bucks to invest in a truly exceptional sunscreen — this is it!
I Need An On-The-Go Sunscreen That Fits My Active Lifestyle
Powder SPF is ideal for touch ups while on-the-go. Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 ($64) comes in five shades from fair to deep and can be applied over makeup or to makeup-free skin. The finely milled powder is unscented and free of parabens. It’s the perfect pocketbook companion to keep stashed and ready to go for an impromptu lunch in the park or an al fresco brunch with the girls.