We hear about the importance of sunscreen all the time. This year, this topic is even more pertinent to me personally. I had basal cell carcinoma on a spot on my face last year and it was such a wake-up call. It was a reminder to be diligent about wearing sunscreen every single day and to regularly see my dermatologist.
We can’t (totally) undo our past decisions, but we can change our habits once we learn new information. As we look ahead to the summer season, a time when many of us spend a lot of time outdoors, we’re sharing an updated version of a favorite post from last year.
Kate: This is my go-to summer sunscreen. I like the glow/shimmer of it best when I have a bit of a tan. It also has a bit of a tint to conceal any redness or blemishes, which I appreciate!
Jackie: This is my daily face sunscreen all year round. It’s moisturizing (hi, hyaluronic acid!!), goes on smoothly, and (the best part, IMO) has an INCREDIBLE sheen that makes me feel extra glowy both with and without makeup.
This product feels more like putting on moisturizer than traditional sunscreen. It’s very smooth (without being oily) and it’s tinted (instead of white) so I don’t have to spend forever rubbing it in. They’ve also recently come out with a larger size, which is helpful if you know you’ll be applying it a lot!
Kate: This tinted sunscreen is my go-to for most of the year (except for summer). It’s great for providing a matte finish with just enough coverage to minimize any redness or blemishes. It also has a great smell.
Greta: This blends super nicely, doesn’t make me feel greasy or oily, and doesn’t have an off-putting sunscreen-y smell! It acts as a nice base or as an alternative to foundation on days when I want a lighter look.
Kate: I’ve been using the mist version of this product lately. It’s lightweight, easy to apply evenly, and stays on your skin really well. It’s a great throw-in-your-bag product for the pool!
Jackie: This is my go-to sunscreen for my face before I head out for a run! I also used it on my body multiple times a day on a recent warm-weather trip. Unlike some active sunscreens, it actually melts into my skin when applying (rather than leaving behind that unfortunate white sheen) and keeps me protected, even during sweaty outdoor activities.
I use this sunscreen on my hands all year whenever I’m outside, and I also apply it to my arms and legs in the summer months whenever I’m going out for a walk or run, running errands, or having drinks outside with friends. I like that it feels like a lotion (rather than the sticky sensation of certain body sunscreens), that it’s an affordable drugstore option, and that it also comes in a 12 oz pump bottle!
I love this sunscreen for beach days or whenever more of my skin is going to show. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and doesn’t leave a sticky film. It’s easy to apply and I usually just keep it in my purse because it’s perfect for on the go!
This is the sunscreen I use when I know I’m going to do a full face of makeup. It sinks in so well and provides a great base for layering.
This is my desert-island beauty product. I love that it absorbs really well, like a lotion, and that it doesn’t smell like sunscreen! It also layers incredibly well with other products.
This is a great, moisturizing body sunscreen that provides an incredible all-over shimmer. I started using it last summer and absolutely love it!
I found this tinted moisturizer recently when I was also searching for a new primer. Together with the RMS Beauty primer, this makes a great replacement for a heavier foundation. I use a shade darker than I usually would and use a damp sponge to apply it. It’s a moisture bomb approach to foundation. P.S. Even if your tinted moisturizer has SPF, don’t skip your usual sunscreen!
This is my go-to everyday sunscreen. It’s really hydrating and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin!
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BY Kate Arends - May 11, 2022
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