By now, you probably know that sun protection is a year-round necessity if you want to maintain youthful, glowing skin for as long as possible. Many people still think that sunscreen is only necessary when going to the beach or spending long periods in the sun. While it is, of course essential to be well protected during periods of intense sunlight, it is also important to remember that you should actually wear it every day to protect your skin as much as possible from dangerous radiation.
How To Apply Sunscreen?
We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen before going outdoors, but did you know that it is equally (if not more) essential to apply sunscreen indoors? Or that you should reapply every two hours or so?
Sunscreen wears off in two to three hours. Therefore, it is recommended to apply on another golf ball-sized amount every two hours.
You may want to reapply sunscreen every 60 to 90 minutes in particular situations such as if you:
Use a spray-on sunscreen: the easier it is to wash off, the more often you need to reapply.
Swimming and sweating: snow, water, and sand can intensify the sun’s rays and cause more sunburn.
Dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen to the entire face, including the ears. The entire face, as well as the neck and hands, should be covered with sunscreen.
Which Sunscreen Is Best?
Even when the sun is not shining, our skin is exposed to UV rays. Therefore, using an SPF of 30 or higher is essential to ensure good protection.
Here are some of many people’s favorites, from rosacea sunscreens to matte finish sunscreens to sunscreens that can also be used as a base for makeup.
1) Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50
Moisturize and protect your skin from the signs of aging with Kiehl’s sunscreen. This lightweight, quick-absorbing, matte finish is perfect for use as a base for makeup. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
2) Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Sun Defense Facial SPF50
This powerful sunscreen is easy to apply, water-resistant, oil-free, and leaves no white film. It also protects the most sensitive areas of the face, such as lips, nose, and ears. Suitable for all skin types.
3) Biotherm Anti-Aging Sunscreen SPF50
This Biotherm sunscreen prevents wrinkles, dark spots, and dehydration. In addition, the sunscreen contains hyaluronic acid for deep hydration.
4) La Roche-Posay Antirios Antishine SPF50+
This facial sunscreen is suitable for sensitive, intolerant, combination, and oily skin and is also ideal for rosacea. The dry-touch gel cream provides optimal sun protection and a matte finish.
5) Paula’s Choice Sunscreen SPF50
This cream is rich in antioxidants and provides perfect protection without leaving a greasy residue. It is therefore very comfortable to wear under makeup.
6) Lancôme Soleil Bronzer SPF50
This anti-aging sunscreen moisturizes and nourishes, softens, and protects the skin. It also provides a radiant finish. Plus, its water-resistant properties make it ideal for any activity in the sun; you won’t have to worry about your sunscreen melting while carrying out your daily errands!
7) Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30
Suitable for all skin types, this multi-tasking moisturizer provides long-lasting hydration and is an excellent addition to any skincare routine.
8) Clarins Mineral Suncare Fluid SPF30
Its size makes it the perfect sun care solution to keep as standard equipment in your bag, and it is suitable for sensitive areas that receive a lot of sun.
9) Rituals The Ritual of Karma Sun Protection Face Cream SPF50
This rich moisturizer is quickly absorbed into the skin and protects against premature aging caused by UVA and UBA radiation. It is also a great way to promote a tanned complexion.
Have you ever tried any of these sunscreens? Let us know your favorites in the comments below!