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Sunscreen — The Overlooked Necessity For Your Skincare

Summer is here! Bring on the sunshine, wide-brimmed hats, your favorite sunnies, and don’t forget your SPF!

Sunscreen is an essential part of any skincare routine, but with so many sunscreen options on the market, it can be hard to decide which is best for you.  Whether you are worried about sunscreen making you look too shiny, need some tinted coverage, or want to make sure your skin is protected for a day of fun in the sun, we’ve got you covered.  

Today we are breaking down what you need to know to protect your skin all summer.

Sunscreen Facts.

How much SPF?  It’s important to choose a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 or higher, and is broad-spectrum to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. 

SPF. Every. Single. Day. You should wear SPF on your face and neck to protect your skin every day.This includes whether you are going to the beach or just running errands, even it’s cloudy. Never skip it!   

Check the expiration date. If you have sunscreen leftover from last season, it may not be effective anymore. Once opened, sunscreen is usually effective for about a year. There is an expiration date on most bottles that you can check for reference. 

Our favorite SPFs.

We prefer to use natural, mineral-based (and always cruelty-free!) sunscreens. This means they use titanium dioxide or zinc as the active ingredient for sun protection.  There are many sunscreen options to choose from, but no matter what you are looking for, there is one for you.  

Tinted Coverage: If you want to even out your skin tone, try this long-wear primer with SPF 30. It also helps correct dullness and enlarged pores. 

Mattifying:  Worried about looking oily?There is no need with this daily sunscreen that helps absorb oil and control shine. 

Glow on the Go: If you want a natural sun-kissed glow, we love this one with SPF 50 that is suitable for all skin tones. 

Fun in the Sun: When you are going to be outside soaking up summer, you want something water-resistant and hydrating, we found the perfect one for you.  

Dont forget to reapply! Reapply at least every 1.5-2 hours when you are outside, and as needed if you are going to be indoors most of the day.  

A great touch-up option is this powder that comes with a brush, so you can throw it in your bag before you leave. 

When you take a break from the sun, treat yourself to your favorite beauty services at our Brickell location. For more information, sign-up for our newsletter today!