It’s awful to admit, but I used to never wear sunscreen. Getting tan was my only goal as I would lather up in anything that may accelerate that process…even baby oil. As I have grown older, I’ve become very aware of the importance of sunscreen and desire to spread that awareness to others. Having an autoimmune disorder also means that it’s important for me to protect myself from the sun as much as possible to prevent rashes and flares. These days, I wear sunscreen and sun protective clothing during the especially warm months. I’ve learned that all sunscreen is not created equal. Sunscreen should protect us, but there are some bad ones out there.
It’s not the case for everyone, but I wear sunscreen most everyday. I was surprised to learn about the nasty ingredients in many sunscreens so, like my beauty products, it has been important to choose wisely. I am rounding up my favorites for you below.
The Environmental Watch Group provides a guide to sunscreens every year. The 2017 one is not out yet, but you can find the 2016 one here. It’s one of the best resources when selecting sunscreen for your family.
TIP: Not ready to commit to a product? Many brands will offer a travel size. It’s a great way to sample products!
My Everyday Favorites
This rubs in very well and doesn’t leave any white residue. It’s quick and easy to apply.
A great everyday sunscreen and moisturizer combo. It works great, but you do have to work to rub it in to prevent any white streaks.
My Heavy Duty Favorite
Suntegrity is a go-to favorite. I love all of their products, and they are a guaranteed safe brand for sun protection. I love their sunscreen for days at the beach or when I know I will be out in the sun for an extended period.
My Face Favorites
I love the smell! It’s super moisturizing and goes on smooth. I wear it under my makeup and even as a moisturizer at night from time to time.
This moisturizer helps protect your face from the sun while always brightening your skin. I love it and have continued to purchase it. I like to alternate between this product and the Josie Maran Moisturizer during the week.