Let’s talk SPF: favorites + recommendations
If there is one skincare product I couldn’t live without, it’d be sunscreen. My skincare routine has gone through phases where sometimes I’d use 10+ products, and sometimes I’d use just 3. But it’s never been without sunscreen. So today, let’s talk about some of my SPF favorites and recommendations.
When it comes to any skincare product, even sunscreen, I can’t stress enough how important it is use products that are right for you. The best sunscreen for dry skin probably won’t be the best sunscreen for oily skin. I have combination-normal skin in the summer and combination-dry in the winter, so I use different products depending on the season:
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen – I used this one during my bachelorette party in Vegas, and it held my makeup on all day while preventing any sun damage. This is my go-to when I know I’ll be outdoors all day with makeup on.
- Cremorlab Sun Protective SPF35 PA++ – I mentioned this in my 2014 Beauty Favorites post. It’s perfect for the winter time and I love that it has hydrating + brightening properties.
- Biore AQUA RICH Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ – This is my go-to sunscreen for the summer. It’s super lightweight, yet has incredible UVA and UVB protection, no wonder it’s a beauty blogger favorite!
- Any type of spray sunscreen – I don’t have a preference for any particular sunscreen, as long as it’s in a spray format, because they’re perfect for all-over application. Bonus points if they also have cooling properties!
To get the most out of your sunscreen, make sure you apply it at least 20 minutes before you head outdoors, make sure you apply enough, and make sure you apply it everyday! UV rays can still penetrate through windows, and some indoor lighting emit UV rays as well, so unless you plan on locking yourself in a closet, lather up!
Hope you found this post helpful, and have a wonderful, sun-safe weekend!