We all know it’s essential to put on sunscreen when you’re going to the beach or just going to be in the sun for an extended period. But did you know you should be wearing sunscreen all the time, not only in the summer? Putting sunscreen on your face should be a part of your regular skincare routine. You never skip a day without putting on moisturizer, just like you should never skip a day without putting on facial sunscreen.
You can try all the anti-aging products under the sun, but the one that packs the most punch is sunscreen. Sunscreen is what keeps your skin looking youthful, healthy, and wrinkle-free. Whether it’s summer or winter, rain or shine, you have to put sunscreen on your face EVERY SINGLE DAY. UV rays damage your skin and can cause skin cancer, and a regular application of sunscreen protects against those harmful rays. Even when it’s cloudy out, and you think to yourself: “eh, I don’t need sunscreen today”- you actually do. UV rays are always visible and pose a threat to your skin, even on the gloomiest of days.
You might be thinking to yourself: “I don’t want thick white sunscreen sitting on my face all day.” But facial sunscreens come in all different textures, and some are so light you won’t even be able to tell you put anything on. You can find sunscreens for all different skin types, from acne-prone to super dry. So don’t skip out on this crucial step of your skincare routine! These are our favorite facial sunscreens:
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
I’ve been using this sunscreen for years, and never a day passes where I don’t apply it to my skin. It has a high SPF to protect against those harmful rays but doesn’t feel greasy and thick on your face.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
If you have oily skin, you might be tempted to skip on the sunscreen step altogether. Don’t!!! Supergoop! Unseen sunscreen is perfect for oily skin. It’s gel-based and oil-free and absorbs perfectly into the skin.
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen, SPF 50+
If you have drier skin, a moisturizer with sunscreen already in it is a great option. The moisturizer, combined with sunscreen, adds the extra moisture you need. Plus, this one is super affordable.
CeraVe Hydrating Face Sunscreen SPF 50
If you have sensitive skin, you might be hesitant to add more products to your skincare regimen. But the CeraVe Hydrating Face Sunscreen is oil-free and noncomedogenic, which is ideal for sensitive skin. It also has antioxidant niacinamide, which is great for moisture.
Dermalogica Oil Free Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 30
If you have acne-prone skin, you want a sunscreen with minimal ingredients, and that won’t dry out your skin. This Dermalogica sunscreen is lightweight and helps fight inflammation while protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.