Be Safe in the Sun: Top 5 Sunscreens
Although you pride yourself on your dedication to self-tanner and face bronzer, you can't forget your most needed summer companion—sunblock. It's important to pick a sunscreen that blocks UVB (burning rays) and UVA (aging rays) so that you can properly protect yourself against not only a nasty sunburn, but also skin cancer. All these LadyLux loves are light on the skin, reasonably priced and approved by top dermatologists. With so many options out there, there's no reason to lack a bottle in your beach bag.
1. Anthelios SPF 45 by La Roche-Posay
The skincare brand, universally recommended by dermotologists, makes some of the best sunscreen in the world. They have the lotion down to a science, with their patented “cell-ox shield” which uses sun filters and an anti-oxidant complex, derived from tropical leaves called Senna Alata, to combat aging. Although SPF 45 is great for a gal on the go, the brand offers many levels and types of sunscreens. They're melt-in sunscreen milk with SPF 60 is also great if you tend to dehydrate your skin from over-exposure to the sun.
2. Sun Eye Contour Care Ultra Protection SPF 30 by Clarins
This great face cream pays special attention to one important area, the eyes. Direct sunlight without proper protection, such as hats or sunglasses, leads to wrinkles around the eye area. This patented product is designed to protect this precious part of your face by using plant-based extracts to prevent fine lines and stop irritation and burning around the eyes.
3. Ultra Sheer Sunblock SPF 100+ with Helioplex by Neutrogena
Neutrogena proves that quality isn't always synonymous with pricing. Repeatedly listed as one of the best skincare companies in the United States, this sunscreen could easily beat out other lotions going for triple the price. While SPF battles burning by UVB rays, Helioplex protects against UVA damage, which are the rays that cause the most damage to our skin. By wearing this lotion on a daily basis, you're protecting your skin for the future. Another great thing I love about it is how sheer it is. Just apply and let sit for 5 minutes, and you can't even feel it. Great under makeup!
4. Super City Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40 by Clinique
Available in a cute tube, just the right size for your summer bag, this daily face protector is a must-have. Under $20, this lotion packs a lot of your needs with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection. Easily used as a makeup primer, just mix it with your liquid foundation and you have a powerful tinted moisturizer.
5. Positively Ageless Sunblock SPF 55 by Aveeno
Aveeno not only prides themselves on their UVA and UVB fighting ingredients, but they also protect against harsh free radicals in the skin. This SPF 55 is the lowest in the Positively Ageless collection, with the other lotions in SPF 70 and 90. Also, everyone has got to love how Aveeno products leave your skin as smooth and silky. That soy sure works wonders.