Best Sunscreens to protect your skin

When is time to go outdoor during daytime, one of the “must-have” should be the sunscreen lotion. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cold, hot, sunny or rainy day, your skin needs to be protected from the sun UV rays. This would help delaying signs of aging, avoid sunburns or what is worst, cancer.

The most important information to look for on a sunscreen is the broad spectrum, it should be at least SPF 30 to block up to 97 percent of the sun rays.

Another detail that not many people know about, is that sunscreen SPF must protect you from UVA, and UVB. UVA rays cause wrinkles, and sun spots (I’m sure you don’t want to get them any time soon). UVB rays just affect the top layer of the skin causing sunburn and skin cancer. So you need to make sure the sunscreen you choose has both UVA and UVB protection on the sunscreen specifications.

There is a wide variety of sunscreens in the market, you can choose whatever fits your necessities. Water resistant in case you go swimming, or go for a hike or you will be sweating. Facial Sunscreens are more gentle that body ones, formulated special for your face.

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Here are my list of the best sunscreens to protect your skin from sun rays,

La Roche-Posay Anthelices 60 melt-in sunscreen milk

La Roche-Posay protects against UVA and UVB rays
La Roche-Posay protects against UVA and UVB rays

This is my number one choice so far. I love how fast it gets absorbed, it doesn’t feel sticky and it protects me even when I’m in the water for more than an hour. Another extra point is that I can use it under my make up. It’s kind of pricey, around $30, but it worth every penny.

This sunscreen lotion is very lightweight, fast absorbing. I use it under make up. It is water resistant up to 80 minutes, dermatologist tested, allergy tested, paragon free, fragrance free and non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores).

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF 30

Aveeno oat ingredient keeps your skin hydrated
Aveeno oat ingredient keeps your skin hydrated

This sunscreen is great, I love the oat ingredient because it keeps your skin hydrated. I don’t think it would keep it for 24 hrs but maybe for half of that time. When it comes to price is in the range of $10, what is fantastic.

This sunscreen comes with antioxidant oat, it gives you 24 hours hydration, very lightweight and oil free, leaving your skin really smooth and moisturized.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 45

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch absorbs really fast
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch absorbs really fast

I really like Neutrogena sunscreens, it absorbs really fast and its waterproof quality is great. Definitely it gives a good protection, price is around $9 that is very good price for a skin care product.

This sunscreen is so lightweight and leaves your skin like if you have nothing on. Also is dermatologist tested, it gives you advanced protection against UVA and UVB rays, fast absorbing, water proof, PABA free, and non-comedogenic.

CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Face lotion

CeraVe is one of the Best sunscreens to protect your facial skin
CeraVe is one of the Best sunscreens to protect your facial skin

When is time to protect your skin from sun rays, this facial sunscreen is one of the best I have tried, it leaves you face really smooth and it feels very hydrated. The price is around $14 what I think is not bad considering that you are getting a very good quality product to take care or your face.

This facial sunscreen lotion with zinc oxide provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. It’s chemical free, formulated with three essentials ceramics that restore the skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture after, it is fragrance free, paragon free, oil free, and contains hyaluronic acid which promotes healthier supple skin.

Coopertone Pure and Simple Sunscreen SPF 50

Last but not least, I found this sunscreen and tried couple weeks ago (always trying different brands) and I really liked it, I think the ingredients make a good combination and it feels nice on the skin, not for nothing Coopertone has been protecting babies skin for ages. And it’s not pricey at all, it costs $9 and some change.

Coppertone is very gentle sunscreen
Coppertone is very gentle sunscreen

This sunscreen is very gentle, hypoallergenic, made with zinc oxide plus 100% tea leaf, sea kelp and lotus extracts. It provides protection against UVA and UVB rays. Also this sunscreen is PABA free, fragrance free, sulphate free, paraben free, alcohol free and oxybenzone free.

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Now you have my faves list, so next time you go outdoor don’t forget to take care of you skin applying (sometimes re-applying) sunscreen lotion.

Are you going on vacation and want to know what essentials you need to pack? No problem, here is a link for my post “Best tips on how to pack for Vacation”.

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