Facial Sunscreen

27 Jun

Do you wear sunscreen every day? If not have you added it to your skincare/makeup routine yet? Not only does it help prevent wrinkles (who needs to spend $$ on fancy wrinkle treatment creams when you can prevent approximately 80% of wrinkles from happening in the first place?) but it also helps prevent skin cancer which happens to be on the rise.

You may think you are protected if you wear Foundation, Tinted moisturizer, BB or CC cream with SFP but according to the Environmental Working Group “BB and CC creams are not adequate for use in intense sunlight nor long periods. Some of them may help protect skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation during low-exposure activities such as driving, walking between shaded areas or indoors, but they will not shield your skin from harmful rays if you are outside for a longer time span or if you will be in intense sunlight”. In order to get the proper amount of SPF in one of these products you would have to apply the product MUCH thicker than most people would wear. You will get better sun protection from a generous application of SPF 15 sunscreen than a thin application of SPF 50.

So what am I getting at with my SPF rambling? It’s a good idea to add a separate facial sunscreen to your routine every day. (Not to mention your body but that’s another topic).

I’ll admit I haven’t always been diligent in applying my facial sunscreen. Many times it was because even with the “oil-free” versions I still felt a bit greasy. I have combination/oily skin and it doesn’t take much to make it feel sticky/gross. I have found the solution. A couple of days ago I picked up NEUTROGENA® ULTRA SHEER® WATER-LIGHT® Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 60. It’s a very lightweight liquid that you shake up before applying. After the application I didn’t feel like I had anything on my face and there was no sheen on my skin. It works very well under makeup.

If you are like me and haven’t been a big fan of other facial sunscreens – this one is worth a try.



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