Do you have a sunscreen wardrobe? A menagerie of SPF options? Well if not, let’s get you one. What’s that, you say? That sounds boring?
Ok, well how old are you?
This is where you answer aloud.
Imagine looking the age you are, right now, in 20 years. Aside from surgery, SPF is one of the best ways to transcend time and give aging the middle finger.
You’ll notice the brands Supergoop and Colorescience a lot in this post because they do SPF products really well. The majority of the links are to Dermstore as they carry all the brands mentioned here plus tons of other quality skincare brands I love. This post isn’t affiliated with or sponsored by them, btw. I just like them as a retailer.
Sub out your primer
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
Treat this as a primer, applied after your regular moisturizer, before makeup. It has a silky, matte texture that wears well under makeup.
Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer SPF30
This is a great pore-filling primer with SPF from a pro-approved skincare brand. A little goes a long way too.
Moisturizer on steroids
Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30
I love this vitamin C powered daily moisturizer from Murad. You know, pretty much everything they do is great. Dr. Howard Murad: hey can you be my dad? Email me. Thanks.
Supergoop Daily Moisturizer SPF 40
This is what I’m currently using as a daily moisturizer and it has a really nice texture. It doesn’t feel heavy or sticky and I apply makeup over it with no problem.
Derma e Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
This is affordable, clean and has caused me no issues whatsoever.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Face Shield SPF 50
I like the really lightweight, almost fluid-like texture of this. It has an initial color that blends out but I do wonder if this could be problematic on deeper skin tones. I talked about it in this post.
Glossier Invisible Shield
I know this isn’t for those who want a mineral sunscreen, but I really love it. It has such a nice, thin texture that never pills under makeup. My full review can be found here.
The lines around your eyes are one of the first signs of aging we notice so we definitely need to be giving that area some extra protection, especially since you may not be getting your spf all the way up there. There are plenty of options from eye creams to concealers to even eyeshadows now!
Mists are super great for reapplying. We love an spf mist around here. It’s quick and easy so you have no excuses now!
I love a powder sunscreen for reapplication and touch-ups through out the day, as well as for getting SPF on the face in a super fast, non-sticky fashion.
Your hands show your true age and I don’t think we want to have the face of a baby with the hands of a grandma, do we? Hand cream is something you reapply throughout the day anyways so this is a great way to make sure you’re protected from age spots and damage.
If you’ve ever had a sun blister, you know that this is no place to mess around. Your lips are some of the thinnest skin so don’t neglect them when protecting yourself from the sunshine.
Feel totally overwhelmed with SPF now?
Hey, it’s ok! Just start with something to apply over your regular skincare, then once you get comfortable with that, maybe add a powder or a spray for reapplying. You got this and your skin will thank you for years and years to come.