When is the best time to use sunscreen? Should we only use it at the beach? Do we need to use it when it rains? Are there still damaging sun rays during overcast weather? These are the questions a lot of us have but are unsure of the right answer.
Sunscreen is an important product in your daily health and skincare routine. It protects you from the sun’s harsh, damaging UV rays. You should incorporate it into your daily beauty routine and use it whether at the beach or in the city on an overcast day, as it gives you a protective layer against the sun. Additionally, sunscreen can also protect you from artificial lights which may also damage your skin. So whether you are indoors or outdoors slather on some sunscreen and stay protected.
When we talk about sunscreen, we have a few products at the top of our list. These products can be used on all types of skin. Here are our top picks:
1) Khiel’s Activated Sun Protector
Khiel’s sunscreen is broad-spectrum and lightweight. With an SPF of 50, this can be used on the face and body. It’s the type of sunscreen that may come out a little runny from the tube but it won’t make you feel greasy or slippery once you have it on. It is moisturizing and does not have an overpowering smell like other sunscreens. This sunscreen will last at least 80 min in the water so it’s great for taking to the beach or the pool.
2) Lancaster Sun Cream
Lancaster Sun Cream protects you from 100% on the sunlight spectrum. Its products were designed for Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, so, if you want something fit for royalty, this is the product for you. It doesn’t leave an oily residue and it applies on lightly so you aren’t stuck feeling sticky all day.
3) COSRX Sunscreen
The COSRX line is by far one of my favourites on this list. COSRX designs its products for everyone to use, meaning their products work on both regular and sensitive skin. They have a few different sunscreen products but my favourite one is the Aloe Soothing Sun Cream. You can almost use it as a moisturizer and as your base product before applying other products at the start of the day. It gives you a dewy look as you go about your day and doesn’t clog your pores or make you feel like you are wearing sunscreen.
4) Cetaphil Sun
For those with extremely sensitive skin, we suggest using the Cetaphil Sheer Mineral sunscreen. It uses mineral UV filters that reflect UV rays. You can use it every day and since it’s fragrance and paraben-free, it doesn’t cause irritation. This sunscreen also helps to preserve the skin’s delicate microbiome.