Let’s talk sunscreen! I get lots of questions this time of year from my readers about the best face sunscreens. What SPF? Does it leave a white cast? Do I need to wear it if my makeup already has it in it?
I’m sharing my favorites with you below, along with tips on how to choose the right sunscreen!
PS-If you’re looking to achieve a healthy glow, I highly recommend using one of the self-tanners I shared here!
Tips for Choosing a Sunscreen
One of the top reasons I wear sunscreen, especially as I’ve gotten older, is to prevent sun damage and wrinkles!
The sun’s UV rays are responsible for an estimated 90 percent of visible signs of aging. With that in mind, I’m sharing a few helpful reminders below!
- Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen, protecting you from UVA (aging rays) and UVB (burning rays). It should be at least SPF 30.
- If you have sunscreen from last year, check its expiration date! Note that if the sunscreen has been exposed to high temperatures (like being left in your car) its shelf life can be shorter.
- Most dermatologists will tell you that the best sunscreen is one that you will actually wear! Find what works best for you.
Best Face Sunscreens
You may be thinking that you don’t need face sunscreen if there is SPF in your makeup! I recently learned that’s not the case.
Many of these combo products require a heavy application to deliver the protection your skin needs. I’ve been told to think of them as the icing on the cake!
They are helpful but shouldn’t be the primary source of sun protection. In all reality, you should be applying a nickel-sized dollop of sunscreen to your face.
This is why I wanted to share some of the ones I use, along with ones that have come highly recommended from both my assistant, who is very fair, and the Cyndi Spivey Insider Facebook group.
This is the one that I use daily! It is a mineral sunscreen that is very lightweight and ideal for anti-aging.
So many of you recommended this face sunscreen in my Facebook group! It was designed initially for people with rosacea and acne, and it also comes in a tinted version that dermatologists highly favor. I’m sharing some of your reviews below.
“It soaks in well and gives good coverage while looking dewy.”
“It’s sheer & lightweight also moisturizing, great for sensitive skin.”
My assistant loves this invisible, weightless, and scentless sunscreen. She’s used it for about 2 years now and hasn’t looked back. It’s the perfect primer for your makeup and doesn’t break you out. Plus, it goes on super smooth and is water and sweat-resistant for 40 minutes.
Reapplication is key, and this brush on sunscreen makes it so easy to do so! Throw in your bag, and you won’t have any excuse for getting burnt.
This option is a 100% mineral sunscreen primer and color-corrector in one. I love that it comes in two tints: Light/Medium or Medium/Dark.
Do you have a favorite sunscreen you use? I’d love to hear what it is!
Beauty For the Heart~~
My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.
Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.
Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned
He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.
Corrie ten Boom
Let your beauty shine from the inside out today!
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