How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

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All dermatologists will tell you that it’s super important to wear your SPF every day! Even if it’s cloudy! I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with sunscreen because i’ve suffered from skin issues my whole life. Typical chemical sunscreens gave me eczema and other itchy skin situations and often clogged my pores. Neutrogena products were the only sunscreens that didn’t irritate my skin during my childhood. We have so many great mineral sunscreens on the market today that don’t leave the skin with a white cast or a chalky appearance. New formulations are gentle on skin while providing great protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Photo: Instagram/ @bellathomas

Photo: Instagram/@bellathomas

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Photo: thisisglamorous.com

According to this Well + Good article: “Mineral sunblocks put a layer of protection on the skin like a shield, so the sun’s rays literally bounce off of it,” explains dermatologist Shari Marchbein, MD. Using a mineral sunscreen means that it will block both UVA and UVB rays or give broad spectrum coverage. “The reason why we want broad spectrum is UVA is usually what causes what we think of as skin aging, sun spots and wrinkles, and then skin cancer. UVB is that immediate burn.”

In addition, mineral sunscreen might just be the safest option on the market right now. According to an FDA study from February, only two of the sixteen common active ingredients in sunscreen—zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—were “Generally Recognized as Safe and Effective”. SO THAT’S KINDA WILD! See below to shop some great mineral sunscreens to protect your skin this summer.

COOLA Unscented Sunscreen Spray  $36  SHOP

COOLA Unscented Sunscreen Spray

$36 SHOP

Australian Gold Mineral Sunscreen SPF 70  $16  SHOP

Australian Gold Mineral Sunscreen SPF 70

$16 SHOP

Hint Sunscreen, SPF 30 Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free  $7.12  SHOP

Hint Sunscreen, SPF 30 Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free

$7.12 SHOP

Supergoop SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen  $19  SHOP

Supergoop SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen

$19 SHOP

Cerave 100% Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance Free & Hydrating  $25.63  SHOP

Cerave 100% Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance Free & Hydrating

$25.63 SHOP

Honest Company Spray Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30  (Was $19.95, On Sale for $6.95 NOW!)  SHOP

Honest Company Spray Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

(Was $19.95, On Sale for $6.95 NOW!) SHOP

Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46  $33  SHOP

Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

$33 SHOP

Supergoop Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50  $13  SHOP

Supergoop Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50

$13 SHOP

Drunk Elephant Umbra™ Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30  $34  SHOP

Drunk Elephant Umbra™ Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30

$34 SHOP


Happy summer everyone!

xo, Chloe