Shereen's SPF Favorites
It’s officially summer and that means hanging by the pool, a picnic at the park or a cocktail at your favourite patio! It also means getting your sunscreen out. I wear sunscreen all year round because those UVB and UVA rays are no joke. UVB is what causes sunburn and UVA has longer lasting effects, like wrinkles and premature aging. So, to avoid all this I compiled a list of must have SPF products!
You always want to apply your sunscreen as the last step of your skincare routine and before you start your makeup. The Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Cucumber Matte, $36, is a great lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF. This mineral sunscreen has antioxidant benefits thanks to rose hip oil, shea butter for hydration and it has a matte finish. Ps. It’s water resistant! Another great choice and cult favourite is Glossier’s Invisible Shield, $25. This is not water resistant, but it is a water-gel formula that leaves no greasy reside and ZERO white cast. It is also packed with antioxidants including aloe leaf extract to help neutralize free radicals. For those of you looking for something on no makeup days, Drunk Elephant’s Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense, $36, is for you! It delivers broad spectrum SPF 30 and has a tint which leaves you with a glowing finish.
When you want to even out skin tone and still be protected a tinted moisturizer is a great 2 for 1. The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+Illumination Cream with SPF 50, $38, is a great choice. It colour corrects, gives you full coverage and is an anti-aging cream. The only downside is that there are only 7 shades which can make colour matching tricky. Luckily Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer, $30, and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $45, have a wider shade range and great SPF protection!
Summer is wedding season and whether you’re a bridesmaid or a guest it can mean being out in the sweltering heat all day. To keep your makeup looking flawless and your skin protected Kate Somerville created the UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray, $38. It’s a really fine mist that reduces shine and gives you lightweight hydration. It also blurs and softens the appearance of lines. Another great choice is the Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $28. This spray controls oil and smells like rosemary and mint!
Now that your face is SPF protected, we’ve got to talk about the neck down. The Supergoop! 'Everyday' Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $32, is an oil free, water resistant sunscreen. Its moisturizing and absorbs really quickly so you’re good to go 15 minutes after application. Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector Water-Light Lotion for Face & Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $29, is another great sunscreen. It is cooling during application and it transforms to a water like texture on your skin. This one is nice because it can be used for both face and body. It’s also water resistant so it’s great for beach days!
You’re all set for all the fun in the sun and so is your skin. You can find me on Instagram @fleurs.rebelle for more tips on skincare and beauty!