Summer is here, which calls for sunny skies, warm weather, and long days spent at the beach. From Los Angeles to New York, sunscreen is an absolute must-have this season.
When it comes to sun protection, there are two types of rays that cause damage: UVB and UVA. SPF primarily protects from UVB rays, which cause sunburn and play a key role in developing skin cancer. When an SPF sunscreen includes the words “broad spectrum” on the label, that means that it protects from UVA rays as well.
Additionally, while the most important aspect of a sunscreen is the protection, it’s also important to ensure that you feel good while wearing it. Look for products that incorporate moisturizing and conditioning ingredients like Shea Butter and chamomile as they provide hydration without being too greasy.
Now that you’re up to speed on your sunscreen knowledge, here’s a list of our favorite sunscreens that will keep your skin safe, healthy and hydrated all summer long:
Jurlique – Sun Specialist, SPF 40
This cream sunscreen by Jurlique is perfect for both the face and body and doesn’t leave an oily residue. It combines UVA and UVB sunscreen ingredient technology to offer complete sun protection. With Inca Inchi Oil and Shea Butter, it keeps the skin hydrated and smooth for a gorgeous complexion.
Tarte – Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum, SPF 20
To both protect and perfect your face, this tinted moisturizer from Tarte gets the job done. The oil-free, vegan formula gives buildable coverage, hydration, and sun protection with SPF 20.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Lightweight Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70
For the body, mist sunscreens are not only convenient, but often feel lighter on the skin than cream formulas. This one by Neutrogena is non-greasy and comes with a large spray handle that allows you to get those hard-to-reach areas on your own.
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