As temperatures rise and the sun’s rays become more radiant, it becomes extremely important to wear sunscreen regularly to protect yourself and your skin. With a wide variety of products on the market, however, it may be hard to figure out which one to choose. Experts recommend using broad-spectrum sunscreens in either mineral or chemical formulations because they protect against both UVA and UVB rays, ones that are water-resistant, and a minimum SPF 30. (It also doesn’t hurt if the sunscreen smells and feels good on your skin as well.) The following is a list of the best sunscreens available to you:
This is a sunscreen that is suitable for all skin types and provides a powerful shield against the potent ultraviolet rays. Made of up a lightweight formula, this lotion is fast-absorbing, and has a matte, non-greasy finish. After applying the lotion, you can go swimming in the pool or the ocean for up to 80 minutes of water-resistance protection. It will get the job done and will also decreases the risk of skin cancer.
This is a great sunscreen for all skin types, but especially for those with sensitive skin types prone to discoloration, breakouts and rosacea. An oil-free lotion, Elta MD UV Clear is silky and lightweight and helps even-out most skin tones. Containing niacinamide (vitamin B3), lactic acid, and hyaluronic acid, it can help promote healthy-looking skin.
Don’t forget to protect your lips from harmful rays too! Vanicream Lip Protectant is a dermatologist recommended, lip-specific sunscreen. Free of harmful ingredients such as dyes and chemicals, this protectant helps limit the drying effects of cold weather and high winds, protects against damaging rays, and prevents sunburn, cracked, or chapped skin and lips.
This fast-absorbing spray sunscreen is great for active individuals. Not only is it easy to apply, it doesn’t dry or irritate your skin, rinses off easily, is super affordable, and leaves no white residue or stains on clothing. This lemony smelling sunscreen is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes after application and is also reef/environmentally friendly and enriched with antioxidants.