4 Favorite UVA/UVB Face Sunscreens!!!
Hi everybody! I recently posted my favorite body sunscreens and promised you I’d post my 4 favorite UVA/UVB face sunscreens. Its so important to protect your skin from the sun, and if you want to retain that youthful look and protect yourself from having skin cancer, most definitely apply it to your face! A lot has changed from my high school days of lathering up with baby oil, laying out on top of a mat that looked like tin foil for hours, and dare I say “without any sun screen” It was more important and popular to have that sun kissed glow, and we really weren’t knowledgeable about any sun protection or the damage that the sun does to us. I’ve come a long ways!!! Now, I apply sunscreen under my makeup, or before I step foot out the house. Not only can sunscreen help prevent skin cancer, but it also helps prevent darkening of melasma. Melasma can either be caused by pregnancy or the extra hormones in(mostly birth control). Women mostly get it, however men can get it as well.
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My husband is a golf course superintendent, which means he’s outside every single day, and thanks to me asking him a bazillion times a week if he has his sunscreen on, it has now(no pun intended) sunk in, and he applies it religiously. He’ll thank me later, I just know it! My Dad is a farmer and has had a couple skin cancer’s removed, but he’s pretty set in his ways and refuses to apply it.
To recap: I highly recommend sunscreens with Zinc Oxide and Titanium dioxide as your active ingredients. You get both the UVB & UVA protection to keep your skin at its healthiest. I really love tinted sunscreens for myself, not necessarily for my kids, however. Lets face it, kids don’t care whether they have white sunscreen on their face, but its just not aesthetically “cool” for adults, and harder for us to pull it off…..#amiright, #ghostface? On a side note, who remembers the neon colored sunscreen? I’m sure my parents have a picture somewhere of me with it on! Face sunscreen needs to be non-comedogenic(which doesn’t clog your pores), lightweight and its always a bonus if it contains any vitamins.
- My favorite right now has to be the EltaMD UV Clear daily tinted broad-spectrum UVA/UVB Face Sunscreen SPF40, of which I am out of currently because I use it so much. EltaMD knows how to do sunscreen right! Pros: Super lightweight, tinted, non-comedogenic, ZO & TD active ingredients, and bonus ingredients-hyaluronic acid & Vitamin E. They also have a non-tinted version that goes on clear and has a SPF46 that I use often as well
- Revision skincare Intellishade SPF45. This is well worth its price. A little bit goes a long way with this one. You can use this as your moisturizer, skincare, and sun protection all in one. Pros: includes peptides which reduces lines and wrinkles, vitamin c, & natural extracts and coQ10 that helps smooth your skin
- Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF50. Skinceuticals is one of my favorite medical grade skincare, so it was natural that I would fall in love with their sunscreen as well. This one needs to be shook up before using, as its a little more liquidy and runny. Pros: Universal tint, lightweight, non comedogenic and has a higher SPF than others
- MDSolarScience Mineral Creme SPF30. This goes on a bit more matte finish than the others, and again a little goes a long ways with this one. Pros: Includes vitamins C &E, coQ10, non comedogenic and tinted
I’ve heard great things about these below and really wanting to try: Epionce daily shield lotion SPF50, Skinmedica Essential defense mineral shield SPF32, Osmosis protect ultra sheer SPF30 and COTZ tinted silky foam SPF30. If anyone has tried these 4, leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.