First, while sunscreen should be worn all year long, it’s especially important during times of increased outdoor activities. Damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause premature aging (wrinkles), sunspots, discoloration and can even lead to skin cancer. However, contrary to popular belief, not all sunscreens are greasy and pore-clogging, and many of our favorite all-around face creams feature SPF protection.
Some of our favorite face-friendly sunscreens—for the summertime, and the entire year—are:
Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
This high protection zinc oxide sunscreen is made for dry to normal skin types, and protects from a broad spectrum of UVA/UVB rays. The product adapts to any skin tone without white-casting, boosts radiance leaving you with a smooth complexion, and is perfect for sensitive skin. We love the subtle tint, that adds a gorgeous glow and leaves you looking radiant. (Paraben-free and fragrance-free; non-comedogenic)
Skinceuticals Light Moisture UV Defense SPF 50
Light Moisture Defense is an oil-free lotion, made for all skin types, that provides protection against damaging UV rays. Its fast-dry technology helps with rapid absorption and leaves the skin feeling moisturized and smooth. Perfect for the hot summer months when you need a lightweight face cream that doesn’t feel like it’s going to melt off your face! (Oil-, paraben-, and fragrance-free; non comedogenic)
[comfort zone] SUN SOUL Face Cream SPF 30
This sun cream is enriched with active anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients to preserve your skin’s natural beauty, while also protecting it from harmful UVA/UVB rays. The SUN SOUL cream is also made with a unique “dry touch” texture to ensure it is easily spreadable with rapid absorption. (Science-based conscious formulas™, Silicone, parabens, mineral oils, artificial colors and animal preservative FREE)
As far as your daily skin care regimen, it’s important to follow the classic nightly routine of cleaning, toning, and moisturizing, but keep in mind that thick creams from the winter months should be switched out for more breathable products. With the humidity of a New England summer comes sweating, which causes our pores to open and become more exposed to dirt and other irritating substances. This is why toner, which used to close the pores, is so important…especially during the summer months. And even though it’s counterintuitive, the hot summer air—as humid as it is—will dry out your skin. Remember to use a daily moisturizer—one with SPF protection—and drink lots of water! Keeping your skin moist is the key to naturally radiant skin.
Another product we suggest adding to your summertime skincare regimen is an antioxidant serum to help further protect and nourish your naturally beautiful skin. Antioxidants help the skin rejuvenate by reducing inflammation, diminishing fine lines, and helping with collagen production.
All of these contribute to the youthful glow of your skin. In addition, antioxidants work to brighten your skin tone, have anti-carcinogenic (cancer fighting) properties, and provide enhanced protection against sun-damage. We can’t think of a more perfect product to protect your skin during the summertime!
Finally, make time for regular facials during the summer months. Facials can keep sun-damage at bay while keeping fresh, radiant skin right at the surface. Make an appointment at Fisher Experience. Our aestheticians will analyze your skin type, recommend the right products for the season and your unique needs, and keep your skin looking healthy and radiant…all year ‘round.