Beauty, Lifestyle

Sunscreens to Protect Your Skin for the Season

What’s up beautiful people and welcome to the blog today!

Happy Happy Friday.  Are you feeling it? That weekend joy, because I am.

I hope everyone is doing well, getting outside, staying hydrated, checking in with friends and family, and living your best life.

Friends — it’s been a great week, as I went to work for two days. While I’m proud of that accomplishment, I still prefer working from home on all levels.  But, I look at it this way.  I’m thankful that I have a job and that God has blessed me with the means to live and take care of my home.

Summer is just around the corner but with the warmer weather approaching, along with the damaging rays of the sun, I’m already thinking about my skincare.  So today I want to share some great sunscreens to protect your skin.

How Important is Sunscreen?

VERY.  It’s important because more than five million new cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) are diagnosed in the United States each year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Sunscreen is one of the healthiest things you can use to protect your skin from the sun. A good sunscreen with potent UVA and UVB blocking can keep you from getting burned, minimize the development of wrinkles and other signs of aging, and can reduce your risk of skin cancer. (Everyday Health)

I’ve pulled together a few brands from Everyday Health, Healthline, and Allure.

Supergoop! SunscreenSupergoop! UNSEEN SUNSCREEN

This innovative, antioxidant-rich SPF primer preps skin for makeup while providing broad-spectrum SPF 40. The ingredients also help offer tech protection against the light emitted from our phones and computers. The unique oil-free formula glides onto skin providing shine control and leaving a velvety, makeup-gripping finish.

WHAT IS IT: A lightweight SPF 35 water-gel formula that feels like a serum and protects against sunburn

EltaMd SunscreenEltaMD UV Clear

UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 by EltaMD provides protection to your complexion to shield your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

WHAT IT IS: A Fragrance-free, sunscreen that includes sodium hyaluronate to moisturize while lactic acid refines the skin to clear pores and reduce shine.

BlackGirl SunscreenBlack Girl Sunscreen

This sunscreen is broad spectrum with an SPF of 30. It is lightweight and eliminates all white residue while protecting your face and body from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

WHAT IT IS: A sunscreen specifically crafted for women of color and is infused with natural ingredients such as avocado, jojoba, cacao, carrot juice, and sunflower oil. These soothe, moisturize, protect, hydrate, and heal the skin.

EleVen SunscreenEleVen by Venus Williams

Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35 is a game-changing lightweight serum that combines skincare and mineral sun protection. This dermatologist-approved serum applies transparently and absorbs quickly on all skin tones, creating a smooth velvety finish. 25% zinc oxide provides safer for the planet broad-spectrum sun protection, and prickly pear delivers long-lasting hydration while helping to calm and soothe skin.

WHAT IT IS: A lightweight serum combining skincare and sun protection good for all skin types.  This serum is the ultimate multi-tasker as the final step before applying makeup, leaving skin with a beautiful demi-matte glow.

I know it’s bad but I only started wearing sunscreen (every day) about 6 years ago to protect my skin.  I’ve used Cerve, Aveeno, and Drunk Elephant, but every year I’ll try something new.

Preferably I don’t wear sunscreen with foundation (I only use a tined serum), but I don’t want a lot of product on my face when it’s hot.  For me, it’s just a primer and sunscreen.

Skincare is an investment in self-care so whatever you do, do it for the love of you. 

I hope my shortlist gives you some options for sunscreen to add to your daily arsenal and gets you in the habit of protecting your skin every day.  However do your research, look at the ingredients and make the best decision for you.

Check out my other skincare posts on Oils for the Skin, and keeping your skin hydrated in cooler temps.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today.  Don’t forget to follow and subscribe, as I really appreciate the support. — Peace

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