Despite temps hovering in the 50s last week here in Alexandria, VA, we are, in fact, on the verge of Memorial Day, aka the unofficial kickoff to summer. Which means more outside time. Which means more opportunities to get wrinkles, sunspots, and leathery skin. We don’t want that (and skin cancer is a real thing), so after much trial-and-error, please allow me to introduce my favorite sunscreens.
Face and Body
It’s light and hydrating without the greasy feel you get with most sunscreens. There is a light scent, but the fragrance hasn’t irritated my sensitive skin yet. I keep the tube right by the front door so I’m sure to apply it before I leave.
Also one that I’ve used for years, the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Protect is a face primer and sunscreen in one:
With an SPF of 30, I feel confident this protects my skin. I have tried several everyday/under makeup sunscreens, and I’ve always come back to this one because it’s non-irritating, I don’t get slimy throughout the day, and, most importantly to me, it doesn’t break me out. And, bonus, my special tinted moisturizer mix is a squirt of this plus some MAC Face and Body Foundation (an exceptional, lightweight, waterproof (!), buildable foundation that works on your – you guessed it – face and body; this smaller tube lasts forever and is only $28, it’s a makeup artist secret and a staple in many kits); I put it on my face, neck and chest for all-day coverage and protection.
I am so looking forward to trying this – Glossier’s Invisible Shield sunscreen for the face:
I ordered this a few minutes after it launched, and it literally just arrived, so I can’t speak to its efficacy. What I can say is all of Glossier’s skincare products are fantastic, and this serum-like sunscreen is receiving rave reviews. I’ll keep you updated, but if you’d like to give it a go here’s MY LINK for 20% off your first Glossier purchase.
Sunscreen is non-negotiable. I’m not obsessive about it, but I know that I’ve used a daily facial sunscreen since I was 10 years old (seriously) and thankfully don’t seem to have any significant sun damage yet. And, remember, sun damage can take years to show up, so it’s super important to cover up even if you don’t see any adverse reactions.
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Images c/o Supergoop.com, Sephora.com, Glossier.com and Jessica Yost