In addition to increasing your risk of skin cancer, long term effects of sun exposure can include everything from fine lines and wrinkles to dull, sagging skin and age spots. To avoid any of these issues, it's advised to limit your time in the sun, avoid peak hours and cover up whenever possible. It’s also vital to slather on the high SPF sunscreen to all exposed skin anytime you are in the sun and to re-apply often, even with the sport or water resistant types.
With no shortage of products on the market, we gathered some of our team’s go-to sun protection favorites to share what works for them. Let’s take a look…
Avena Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (Face & Body)
Broad spectrum SPF 50+ UVA/UVB filters and anti-oxidant protection for the face and body offering maximum water resistance and long lasting hydration. Perfect for normal and sensitive skin and for the entire family ages 6 months and up. Key Ingredients include Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (15%), Octisalate (5%) andOctocrylene (10%)
Photostable form of Vitamin E provides a powerful anti-oxidant protection while Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes and softens the skin.
Nars Multi-Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Multi-Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 harnesses the benefits of anti-oxidants, anti-stress and anti-pollution skincare ingredients to protect, soothe and balance the skin. Mineral powders blur fine lines and wrinkles, allowing for a smooth, even makeup application. Shea butter and the Tibetan urnula flower protect against free radicals and the irritation caused by environmental pollutants. Indian frankincense balances reactive skin and creates a more even tone. Non-comedogenic.
Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF30
Broad spectrum, this weightless SPF 30 sunscreen helps protect skin from UV rays while delivering a complex of anti-aging ingredients that help skin look younger. Ideal as a makeup primer, it leaves a smooth, even finish with no greasy or heavy after feel.
Clarins Sunscreen for Face Wrinkle Control Cream SPF 50+
High protection for the face protects skin from the appearance of wrinkles and sun-induced age spots. This lightweight comfortable cream ensures an even, long-lasting tan.
Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45
Daily sun protection is essential to prevent premature aging and skin damage. You will love this sheer, oil-free formula that combines high UV protection (Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB) with the finest and safest ingredients to create the ultimate age defense. Advanced anti-aging formula also contains powerful antioxidants to fight free radical damage. Perfect for all skin types.
Rejuve MD Tinted Anti-Aging Sunscreen
A daily use mineral broad spectrum sunscreen (Clear Zinc) that goes beyond sun protection; it reduces inflammation, redness, stimulates collagen production, reduces hyperpigmentation and increases skin radiance. One application offers a sheer tinted veil that covers imperfections and evens skin tone. You no longer have to apply your sunscreen, moisturizer, foundation and concealer. RejuveMD Anti-Aging Tinted Sunscreen will protect, conceal and revitalize the skin. Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
Kiss My Face SPF 30 Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin 3-in-1
Sunscreen made with oat protein and betaglucans both which help fight the signs of aging. Antioxidant Defenders contains effective ingredients that only Mother Nature has to offer to keep your skin protected while getting sun kissed. Oat protein complex formula provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant (40 minutes). Not only will your skin be protected, but it will be moisturized with safflower-based Hydresia oleosomes for hydrating protection.
Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Anti-Aging Sunscreen
This lightweight moisturizer provides intense hydration, protecting against environmental damage, and maximizing age-defense effects. The sunscreen stays in a reservoir on the surface of the skin where it is most effective and the advanced actives penetrate deeply where they’re able to produce the greatest results. This complex offers broad-spectrum sun protection, restores optimal moisture levels, and significantly reduces the visible depth and volume of wrinkles. Natural extracts with immediate tightening effects combine with light-diffusing ingredients to create a fresh, healthy-looking complexion.
For more information about the effects of sun on your skin, scalp and hair, check out this article by Dr. Alex Khadavi, a board certified dermatologist and founder of Advanced Hair & Skin, Inc.