I’d never judge a sun worshiper; after all in college I dabbled in tanning beds and laid out with my roomies marinating in baby oil. However, there came a point when I quit the “Sun” cold turkey (unless it’s a healthy Vitamin-D dose) in fear of turning into a Magda mini-me. Plus, the risk of skin cancer scared me. I know some people are lucky and tan easily, but I still recommend daily sun protection on some level to everyone.
I shared my favorite sunscreen products a year ago, and now I want to give you an updated list:
My Three Favorite 2012 Sunscreens~
My current favorite daily sunscreen I put on my face, neck, and hands every morning is Neutrogena Sheer Liquid. It’s super light weight, works for men and women, and doesn’t cause break outs. I’ve read as long as it’s SPF30 it’s fine and doesn’t need to be higher, but this happens to be SPF 70. You can find it here for $12.99
After the Neutrogena Sheer Liquid, I apply this Smashbox Photofinish primer SPF 15. I recommend makeup primers for all women who wear makeup because it helps your favorite cosmetics last all day and go on smoother. Since I use a daily primer anyway, the SPF is just an added bonus. Smashbox Photofinish SPF 15 full size $42.00 here or sample size here for $17.00
Sunglasses with UV protection are always nice. Also, I first heard about Colorscience 5 years ago when Cameron Diaz said she loved this powder sunscreen. There are multiple shades and I use the “Medium Perfectly Clear” color. The mineral feel is perfect for oily or combination skin, plus it’s SPF 30. It lasts me about 5 months if I use it everyday before I discovered the Neutrogena. Price $50 here
Photo ~ Hawaii Sunset Summer ’10
Do you try to wear sunscreen daily and if so, what are your favorite brands?
I’ll be back Friday with a Coachella/San Fran hybrid outfit post…