The Best Sunscreens for All Types of Skin
For basking in the sun and for underneath makeup
Sunscreen Knowledge: How I Discovered Sun Protection Was Important
Hi there! Becky here, intern at TheStyleWright, sharing with you some of my favorite sun protection products!
Sooooo… Here I am
You probably already get the vibe that the sun and I get along pretty well. At least from the “OMG you’re so tan” perspective. This is basically always the case (besides the time I got sun poisoning around my entire mouth in Aruba when I was in 5th grade – YIKES).
But anyways, we all know those people who simply tan while everybody else seems to burn. Well, I’m lucky to be one of those easy-to-tan girls! So, because of all this confidence in my abilities to get the perfect glow, I naturally became a bit too conceited and I have underestimated the abilities of the sun.
Now, with 19 years of tropical vacations, perfect glows, zero-to-none sunscreen use, horrific burns, and a lot in between, my sun-kissed ego has transformed. I learned the hard way that absolutely NOBODY can beat the heat. And although it took time, I have stepped off of my high horse and accepted that protecting your skin is one of the most important and beneficial things you can do for yourself.
And this is why protecting your skin and being knowledgeable of sun damage is the one of the most important things to think about and apply. Luckily, for all of us there are an abundance of products that help maintain healthy skin 🙂
And with that said, here are some highly recommended products that I chose for you guys!!
BEAUTYCOUNTER makes sprays, lotions, and even a face stick for your sun protection. This isn’t just any average sunscreen though. BEAUTYCOUNTER uses physical sunscreens also known as mineral sunscreen rather than chemical SPF filters. This swap minimizes a high risk for skin irritation and uses pigments such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that rest on the surface of your skin as a means of directly reflecting the sun’s rays. Since the product lays on top of your skin, BEAUTYCOUNTER sunscreen is perfect for those with high sensitivity.
This liquid lotion is perfect for those who are prone to acne because it is less likely to clog your pores than other thicker and creamier sunscreens. This oil free sunscreen is ultra-light, won’t cause breakouts, and will allow your skin to breathe!
There’s nothing worse than feeling all leathery and dry after a day in the sun. While naturally the sun dries out your skin, some people are prone to dry skin. This lotion hydrates the skin while providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. This formula is oil-free and fast-absorbing so it leaves a smooth and hydrated feeling on your face and body without the common oily feel from sunscreens.
For Sun Damage:
So this sunscreen is definitely a little bit pricey but certainly worth it. In addition to it being super light on your skin and oil-free, it prevents against commonly seen sun damage like spots and blotches. This lotion strengthens your skin and corrects previous damage from the sun. My mom recently introduced me to this lotion as she is a huge fan. Being 61, my mom has had a lot of sun exposure and has gotten to the point where sun damage is threatening to her. She LOVES this lotion and praises its abilities to both prevent and correct damage.
The Moroccan Oil After-Sun Milk is a life saver!!! It literally makes sunburns go away in one day and hydrates your skin to perfection. Another one of Kasey’s favorites. She’s gotten sunburnt 3 times already this summer and she can’t stop bragging about this product.
For All Skin:
This sun lotion is literally perfect for ANY skin type and particularly those with uneven coloring/ blotchy skin. Its light weight and even consistency absorbs into your skin and provides excellent moisture while also protecting you from the sun. The broad spectrum and water-resistant formula helps guard your skin from UVA/UVB rays. Additionally, its light Monoi fragrance is to die for. Kasey uses this as one of her personal favs and she legit made SURE this one made it into the post! The face lotion stick is also AMAZE.
MAKEUP SUN PROTECTION PRODUCTS
One huge common mistake is forgetting sun protection when wearing makeup. Even if you are a user of powders and tinted moisturizers, not all foundations and makeup bases contain enough SPF to protect you from the sun. Instead, SPF moisturizer or “broad spectrum SPF” makeup bases can be used underneath your regular makeup to provide thorough sun protection! Here are some highly recommended makeup sun protectors:
For Over OR Under Your Makeup:
is a broad spectrum SPF mineral powder sunscreen. This is such a well rounded product and definitely a sun protector necessity. For starters, it is a translucent powder and so it can be applied before or after your makeup (all up to you)! No residue or grease is left behind after use and it is perfect for sensitive skin. Additionally, you can apply this powder along your hairline and scalp (easy places for the sun to reach). Lastly, this small self-dispensable brush is easily portable and can be carried along with you wherever you go!
For Under Your Makeup:
Many people, including myself, are not a fan of the greasy feeling on sunscreen. This product is the exception to that feeling. You literally will have no idea that you are wearing sunscreen because it is so light and absorbs directly into your skin. Its water-gel formula leaves no greasy residue behind, leaving your skin feeling light, airy, and fresh. In addition to protecting against sun damage and skin cancer, this product fights pollutants from getting into your skin. Wow! This product is a must!!!!!
For Your Lips:
PLEASE DON’T NEGLECT YOUR LIPS!!!! It is so common to overlook using sun protection on your lips! But skin cancer in this area is not uncommon. Everybody wants moist lips so we may as well protect them from the sun while we’re at it!!! Bare Republic’s Mineral Lip Balm is perfect for this job as its SPF protects your lips from sun damage while also hydrating. And of course, who doesn’t like the scent of a mojito 🙂
And there you have it! The best and most effective sun protection items on the market. Hope you guys enjoy shopping and protecting your skin for the rest of the summer as the heat of August rolls in.
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