It’s officially summer! That means warmer weather, trips to the beach, and more daylight. Yes, we all want that beautiful JayLo, beach goddess tan for the summer, but we should be doubling up on sun protection since UV damage is at its maximum potential. It’s important to apply sunscreen everyday - rain or shine, indoors or outdoors - to prevent skin cancer, sunburn, photoaging, wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots. Even if you don’t have a whole 10-step skincare routine, it is crucial to at least have a daily dose (or more) of SPF as part of your daily routine.
Finding the right sunscreen for your needs and skin type is also important. Take a look at some of the choices in the list below!
Perfect for sensitive skin with a skin-soothing cica complex incorporating some of my favorite "healing" ingredients, centella asiatica and madecassoside.
A mattifiying sunsscreen that will control oils and smooth pores so you can stay shine-free!
Quench your skin with a moisturizing sun milk that feels lightweight while keeping your protected!
All skin types can enjoy this daily sunscreen that doesn't leave any sticky shine or stiff, dry feeling.
But, did you know most sunscreens block only HALF of the harmful free radicals produced by UV exposure? So to make the most out of your sunscreen, it is recommended to combine it with a topical antioxidant!
So when I think of summer ingredients, I also think of freshly squeezed vitamin C. It’s an amazing antioxidant that brightens the complexion with its skin protecting benefits. Applying a vitamin C serum every morning has an amazing effect in terms of slowing down skin aging that can be caused by the sun. As an antioxidant, it will help protect your skin from free radical damage in your immediate environment.
So if you want the most sun protection as part of your summer skincare routine, layer your vitamin C and sunscreen together for the ultimate skincare duo! You’re one step closer to glowing, ageless skin!
Until the next one,