BEAUTY

The Best Sunscreens for Face and Body

best sunscreens summer 2018

With summer in full swing, there are many beach days ahead. I have a few beauty must-haves for when I’m out in the sun, all of these products keep your skin protected and will have you glowing from head to toe. Any of these products will work on all skin types, including sensitive!

LET’S TALK SPF

There is a giant ball of fire in the sky we call the sun that has the ability to burn us to a damn crisp, despite the fact that it’s 149.6 million kilometers away. That is some powerful shit, okay? So don’t get it twisted girl, sunscreen should be applied at least every 2 hours or more frequently if you’re sweating and swimming. Laying out to get a tan in hopes of bronzing up just isn’t worth the risk of getting skin cancer, not to mention you’ll end up with hyperpigmentation (aka sun spots) and wrinkles. The goal is to avoid looking like a leather handbag by the time you’re 30, am I right? If you want a bronzed bod, just do it like I (and the rest of the smart girls) do and self tanAin’t nobody got time for sun damage, wrinkles, or skin cancer. 

REVERSA RADIANCE CREAM SPF 30

While protecting from UV rays, there is also glycolic acid that gently exfoliates to make skin glow and reduce the look of dark spots and acne scars. This is just one of the many products I love from Reversa.

REVERSA EYE CONTOUR CREAM SPF 15

The skin around the eyes is so delicate, sensitive, and needs sun protection! Similar to the radiance cream, it protects but also treats to reduce fine lines and gives hydration.

COOLA SPF 30 SPRAY SUNSCREEN

I love that it’s a mineral formula rather than chemical, it is so gentle on sensitive skin, it’s easy to apply and smells AMAZING! At the moment I have the citrus mimosa scented version, but there are a few other tropical scents like piña colada, toasted coconut, guava mango (spf 50) and of course there is one that’s unscented if you are sensitive to Fragrance.

MORE COOLA FAVES

THANK ME LATER COCAO BUTTER MOUSSE SPF 4

Being out in the heat dries out the skin like crazy, so I’ve been using this alongside my Coola Spray sunscreen for extra nourishment. The coconut oil and aloe extract feel amazing on this skin and this formula also makes for great base to create a body highlighter. I’m obsessed with having glowy skin from head to toe, so I mix the Thank Me Later mousse with my Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in “Conceited” for a bronzed shimmery glow.

SUNFORGETTABLE POWDER SPF 50

Because I love to swim when I’m at the pool or beach, I don’t really like wearing makeup because it just melts off! I love that the ColorScience Sunforgettable brush on powder makes the skin look flawless, provides UV ray protection, fights free radicals from pollution. It feels so lightweight and I love that the brush is attached so it’s super easy to apply on the go.

FRESH TINTED LIP TREATMENT SPF15

I think we often forget that our lips are just as vulnerable as the rest of our skin. Fresh makes the best-tinted lip balms on the earth! They have an SPF of 15 but don’t taste or smell sunscreen-y. They’re filled with nourishing ingredients like grapeseed oil, black currant seed oil, and sugar which locks in hydration.

So if you can’t already tell, I’m sort of a psycho about sun protection. There are a few members of my family who have had cancerous moles removed, which were caused by sun damage. Because I have a personal connection to this issue, I try to be as diligent as possible with SPF. The next time you think about skipping SPF or tanning, I suggest you watch this video and I know it’ll change your mind.