Sunscreen is a necessary component of your beauty routine all year, but as the days get longer, it becomes even more important. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, the melanoma rate in Colorado is 20% higher than in other states. This makes sunscreen all the more critical for people in this state. Most people think that a moisturizer with SPF or a foundation with an SPF is enough, but in our climate, it’s not.
To be adequately protected, you must use ¼ teaspoon of sunscreen and reapply throughout the day. A couple of pumps of moisturizer is not enough to keep your skin safe for a day ̶ especially if you happen to work outside or in an office with a lot of windows. Thankfully, there are plenty of sunscreens on the market that will keep your skin protected without ruining your makeup.
Try one of these products this summer for a flawless face that will stay looking fresh for years to come.
Bliss: The Youth as we Know It SPF 30
This product contains everything you need to keep your skin looking youthful for years. With broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection mixed with ingredients that stimulate collagen production and hydrate, your skin will look gorgeous in one step.
Clarins 50+ Sunscreen Care Milk-Lotion
The spray formula on this SPF 50 face lotion makes it easy to reapply throughout the day without ruining your makeup. This lotion is lightweight, yet effective for a non greasy look.
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster
Give your favorite moisturizer or foundation a boost with this serum. Simply add a couple of drops to your favorite product and mix together to boost the SPF factor. The light, non-greasy formula mixes well with many products and it’s a great way to touch up your sunblock and foundation at the same time.
Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion
For outstanding sun protection on a budget, Eucerin’s spray face lotion is a great choice. The formula is thick enough to offer sufficient protection, but it also provides a smooth finish and doesn’t look overly shiny. This is a drugstore brand worth adding to your medicine cabinet.
Kiss My Face Sun Spray SPF 30
With ingredients such as zinc oxide mixed with aloe and green tea, Kiss My Face offers a multipurpose solution to skin care. This spray lotion soothes and hydrates while protecting the skin from sun and free radicals. It is gentle enough to be worn daily and is easy to reapply.
Murad Perfecting Day Cream
For those who wish to correct mild sun damage while protecting their skin against new damage, Murad’s Perfecting Day Cream is a good option. This lightweight lotion contains broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection while also boosting collagen and helping to smooth fine lines.
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30
This mineral based sunblock is a powder that comes with its own brush, making it easy to apply and reapply. Talc free, it will not add extra shine to your face, and the finish helps to mattify foundation as well.
Philosophy Here Comes the Sun
Philosophy’s Here Comes the Sun is also available in a spray making it easy to reapply throughout the day. it is lightweight and soaks in quickly. It also water resistant, so you can apply it before and after outdoor activity without worrying about sweat.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 50+
Swap your regular moisturizer for this one for full, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It is easily layered under makeup and is light enough to work for quick touch ups as well. This product also hydrates, so your skin will look glowing all day.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream
For those who aren’t fans of foundation or tinted moisturizer, BB creams (or beauty balms) are a great invention. Offering a one-step product that primes, corrects and covers, this BB cream is perfect for applying and reapplying. This formula offers a smooth matte finish without looking like it’s been caked on. Give it a try for a no-fuss beauty routine.
Ulta Sun Oil-Free Continuous Spray SPF 70
For people who burn easily, or those who want a lot of sun protection, this product is perfect. It is lightweight, yet very effective in protecting against harsh UV rays. The spray formula makes it easy to apply as often as needed, and it won’t mess up your foundation. Just toss this in your purse and be protected all day.