Beauty products to protect your skin
By Erin Cornell
Summer is here, so we’ve put together a selection of beauty products containing sunscreen to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually. Skin cancer may be the most common cancer in the U.S., but it’s also the most preventable: Shielding your skin with an SPF of at least 30 will help block 97 percent of the damage-inducing solar rays. So never leave home without your sunscreen!
Powder dry. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as the perfect everyday sunscreen for all your needs, Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen from Jane Iredale can be used on the body, face and scalp and provides SPF 30 protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Unlike your typical sunscreens, this dry formula is melt-proof and comes with a spillproof sponge, making it a travel essential. The product is even available in three shades, so you can sport a soft golden glow, a bronzed tan or look like you’re wearing nothing at all. $45.50; shop.janeiredale.com.
Shield your face. Moisturize and ensure sun protection at the same time. Sun-Pro for Face SPF 30 from Uni K Wax is versatile enough to wear under or over makeup, so you don’t have to sacrifice your other beauty products. Powerful antioxidants such as white, red and green tea extracts are combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts that eliminate damaging free radicals. Ginger root extract and lemon peel extract work as an anti-inflammatory agent and antiseptic, respectively. $29; unikwax.com.
Protect your body inside and out. Are all-natural and organic ingredients your concern? Consider the travel-friendly Erbaviva Sunscreen, which protects from sun damage without the use of unwanted chemicals. Made from zinc oxide, aloe and sunflower, olive and jojoba oils, as well as organic essential oils of chamomile and lavender, it offers SPF 30 full-spectrum protection that easily absorbs into the skin. Safe for use on face and body, this product is perfect for everyone! $22; erbaviva.com.
Dual coverage. Kill two birds with one stone and invest in a makeup with SPF. Try Natural Finish BB Cream from Amarte, a sheer, moisturizing face tint containing anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory hollyhock flowers that protect the skin and heal excessive dryness. Its SPF 36 protection reduces new sun damage while the flower infusion brightens, smoothes and evens skin tone. $55; amarteskincare.com.
Oil-free zone. If you suffer from oily or combination skin and tend to avoid sunscreens to avoid breakouts, have no fear. Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 from Paula’s Choice can be your new secret weapon. Approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this light, non-greasy formula offers full body coverage without leaving an oily residue, making it perfect for those who have acne-prone skin or just enjoy an active lifestyle. The silky lotion goes on smooth and even offers water-resistant protection. $16; paulaschoice.com.