With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about switching up your beauty routine. And, while a great lip balm, refreshing facial mist, and some cleansing face wipes should be an integral part of your daily routine, there’s one thing that’s even more important than the rest: sunscreen. You should be wearing some sort of SPF every day already, but when the weather heats up, it’s even more important to slather up before you step out. Forget the fact that a sunburn is pretty much the most painful thing ever; did you know that melanoma (caused by the sun) is the most serious form of skin cancer? According to aad.org, by 2015, 1 in 50 Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime. Time for the good news: these days, there are plenty of amazing SPF options on the market that’ll give you all the protection you need – without leaving you feeling like you’re covered in grease.
Check out our sunscreen picks below:
For the Face
Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Defense Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50
This stick is a lifesaver when you’re on the go! It’s weightless, and never feels sticky. Plus, if you’re prone to breakouts, don’t fret – it’s oil-free, fragrance-free, and paraben free!
Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Just a dollop of this lightweight lotion will cover your entire face. The texture is water-light, but super powerful, giving your skin all the protection it craves. We also love how it goes on clear!
Skinceuticals Daily Sun Defense SPF 20
This super-moisturizing sunscreen is ideal for wearing under makeup. It provides a smooth finish, all while protecting your skin against the elements. Plus, it’s free of fragrances, PABA, and oils, so it’s great for normal to dry skin types.
For the Body
Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C Broad Spectrum SPF 50
We especially love this spray because it not only protects the skin, but it also gives it a more radiant appearance. It has less alcohol than most sunscreen sprays (which means more moisture for your skin!), and never leaves that annoying oily residue.
Jurlique Sun Lotion SPF 30
The best part about this sunscreen? The cooling glycerin and nourishing avocado oils not only cool the skin, but help support firmness for the most healthy-looking glow. Plus, a little goes a loooong way, so the bottle lasts forever!
Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion SPF 30
A great choice for days when you’re on the go. It absorbs quickly, never feels greasy, and it’s waterproof, so when you take a dip, you’ll be completely protected from the elements. Bonus: it smells like the beach!