Summer is here, which means we’re always wearing sunscreen. New sunscreens that don’t leave an ashy cast, natural sunscreens, and tinted sunscreens.
Of course, there’s the health aspect. UV rays can cause skin cancer, so it’s important to wear sunscreen every day to protect your skin. But there’s another reason why it’s a part of our everyday routines: because we can be a little bit vain. There’s nothing wrong with that! It’s natural to care about what you look like, especially as a woman in today’s society. So, we put sunscreen on every day to protect from sun damage like wrinkles and that tanned, leathery look you see every so often.
That’s why tinted sunscreen is such a genius idea: it all has the power and SPF of a sunscreen, with the light coverage of a primer or tinted moisturizer. Tinted sunscreens are perfect for days when you’re running around but don’t feel like putting on a full face. It’s kind of like a low-key filter for your face. It’ll even you out, but it won’t hide everything. Your skin will still look like skin. It’s amazing.
A personal favorite is the La-Roche Posay tinted sunscreen. This French drugstore brand is a cult favorite among celebrities and makeup artists, it has SPF 50 and more coverage than you would expect. For any other francophiles out there, Avené delivers a great affordable option with SPF 50 as well. It’s a little more hydrating than other options, and is even water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare is one of our new favorites, and his Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 passes the high standards we hold his line to.
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