Favourite Summer Sun Protection Products

by - Sunday, July 24, 2016

It is summer time, which means lots of sun and potentially sun damage if you're not careful out there.  As a pale person who happens to get sun hives I like to make sure I am protected as much as possible. Today I am going to talk about my favourite sunscreens.

Body Products:
First off I should let you know I hate cream sunscreens, it is rare that I will use one on my body and it is even more rare that I will be happy with the results. This is why I usually reach for sprays.

L'oreal Paris Sublime Sun: Invisible Dry Oil Spray
This spray isn't an aerosol, it is pump that has a fantastic dry oil inside it. My skin feels soft and supple when I use it, not greasy or sticky, but like a dry oil you might use as a moisturizer. I find it doesn't take too much to get a good coverage. I usually give myself a good spray, then a spray on my hands before rubbing it in. If you have dry skin like me you might also enjoy this oil and how it hydrates while protecting your skin.  It comes in both 15 spf and 30 spf.

Vichy Idéal Soleil: Invisible Mist
This spray provides a comes in an aerosol, it feels dry, light and feels great on the skin. It has Mexoryl in it, which is the number one recommend sunscreen filter by dermatologists. It dermatologist tested for sensitive skin and has Vichy Thermal Spa Water in it and Paraben Free. I find when I use it my skin feels soft and silky. Being a dry touch spray I feel it is almost absorbed right away. It comes in both 30 spf and 50 spf.

Face Products:
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick Sunscreen

When it comes to your face you don't always want a lotion, this stick is what I use at those times. I love to use this on my face but also on my body. Shoulders, decolletage, neck, it covers it all for me. Other then the formula working really well on my face, I love that it is an easily portable stick that I can put in my purse at any time for touch ups throughout the day without lugging around a can of spray or a lotion that might leak. It comes in spf 50+.

L'oreal Paris Sublime: Sun Silky Sheer BB Tint

This has been a favourite of mine since it launched 2 years ago, and I haven't stopped using it since. It is by far the best face sunscreen I have ever used. It has a tiny tint to it, but not too much, that is actually the only thing that makes it different from their Silky Face Sunscreen. It is just the trick to even out my skin and isn't greasy at all for a face sunscreen. It needs to be shook a lot before using because of its thinner constancy, but that constancy is part of the reason I love it so much on my face. I also love the high spf protection of 50.

Coppertone ClearlySheer: Faces Sunscreen Lotion

This is a feather light lotion that blends into the skin just like a proper skin lotion should. I love to mix my CoverFx drops into it to create a tinted moisturizer. It is also water resistant up to 80 minutes. The only down side is that is only comes in 30 spf.

So there you go, my favorute ways to protect my skin from the sun.

Do you have a favourite sunscreen?

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