Discussion of sunscreen and sunscreen recommendations.

The importance of sunscreen is often overlooked. But, the truth is that you need to protect your skin from sun damage regardless of whether it is sunny or not, the rays are still there even in the winter when the sun is not clearly visible!

Sun damage consists of:

  • Aging.
  • Spots-uneven skin tone.
  • Skin cancer.
  • Sunburn.

You may think that your skin looks just fine but things are not always as they seem; looks can be deceiving.

Check out this video which highlights just that.

 “How the sun sees you…”

If you have sensitive skin then be sure to look for a sunscreen that is fragrance free, oil-free and non comedogenic (not pore blocking). You may also get more natural based sunscreen if you prefer that. Opt for at least SPF 15 but 30 is better.

Yes, some foundations do have SPF but I am sure you do not put on pumps of makeup so, it won’t be enough.

Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15 – is a product that I recommend. Ideal for all skin types.

Boscia

Full ingredient list: Water, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/leaf/stem Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Bishydroxyethyl Biscetyl Malonamide, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sclerotium Gum, Aluminum Hydroxide, Potassium Phosphate, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.

What I like about this product:

  • Oil control AND hydrating properties.
  • Anti-bacterial properties: Burdock Root; helps acne prone skin.
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation ingredient: Willow Herb; helps acne prone skin.
  • Matte finish.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • Anti-aging ingredients.
  • Paraben, sulfate, synthetic fragrance, synthetic dye, petro-chemical and pthalate free.
  • And, of course sun protection!

I have both sensitive and combination skin. This is one of the very few moisturizers with SPF that I do not find to be greasy or leave my face looking oily. The only downside is that it’s more costly than other SPF sources. This does not break me out or have a white ghostly look, lol. The texture is extremely light but creamy! It disappears into my skin so fast that sometimes I find myself putting on more.

This can be bought at: Sephora and Boscia 1.4 oz-$36.

A drugstore sunscreen that I recommend is:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 30 Sunscreen

Neutrogena

What I like about this:

  • Sheer-no ghostly white cast on face.
  • Oil-free, matte finish.
  • Not greasy, disappears into your skin fast. Dry-touch advertisement is accurate!
  • Affordable price.
  • Water resistant.

Can be bought at your local drugstore, Target-cheapest there, less than $10, Walmart, etc.

Don’t forget to protect your body from the sun’s rays, too! 🙂

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