Want further proof? Studies have shown that using sunscreen regularly delays skin aging, says Shah. Another key word: Regularly. While slathering it on in the summer when youre at the beach or pool is great, using it every single daythats 365 days a year, rain or shineis what will yield those real anti-aging benefits. Keep in mind that the suns UVA rays (those that cause all those unwanted signs of aging) are the same strength year-round, and can even penetrate through glass. When choosing a sunscreen, Shah recommends looking for a broad-spectrum formula with at least SPF 30but make sure its one you actually like, so that wearing it every day is enjoyable rather than a chore youre likely to skip. Dont yet have a fave? Consider any one of these seven standout options.
Along with simply applying sunscreen in the first place, Shah points out that reapplying is also key. In theory, the goal is to do so every two hours, especially if youre staying outdoors. This multitasker makes that easier than ever by delivering sun protection with each mist in addition to locking in your makeupa great choice for midday touchups.
Clear, oil-free, and featherweight, this formula is so undetectable, youll forget you have it on. Plus, not only does it shield your skin from the sun, it also guards against blue light emitted by electronic devices, so youll be protected both indoors and out.
Dont be alarmed by the mint green hue of this cream. Massage it into skin and watch it transform into a beige moisturizer that quickly adjusts to your skin tone. That green tint works to counteract redness and the added SPF works to protect your complexion from the sun (so that it doesnt get red to begin with).
With only mineral-based sun blockers, this is a perfect pick for anyone with sensitive or acne-prone skin. And unlike lots of other mineral formulas weve tried, it wont leave your skin white or chalky. The silky, non-greasy finish is just an added bonus.
Cult-classic, fan-favorite, best-sellerits been called all of these things for good reason. An equally solid moisturizer and sunscreen option, its especially ideal on mornings when its just not in the cards to use multiple products.
How much do we love do-it-all products? Let us count the ways. This one in particular delivers a daily dose of SPF, has antioxidants to fight environmental damage, and blurs the look of lines, wrinkles, and other complexion imperfections. And lets not forget that it does its intended duty as its name suggests, acting as a primer to create a supersmooth base for makeup.
Its hard to decide whether this product is skincare with makeup benefits or makeup with skincare benefits. Lets just say you get the best of both worlds: anti-aging neuropeptides to improve the look of pores and lines, a super subtle tint, and buildable coverage. Non-irritating mineral sunscreen is the cherry on top.