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Sunscreen☀️ Everyday, Or Nah?

Are we wearing sunscreen every day or no?

 

The sun's ultraviolet rays  increase the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging. This damage can add up with time. Wearing sunscreen every day lowers those risks by protecting your skin from damaging UV rays.

 

but are we wearing it everyday and which brands are you wearing to keep you protected on the daily? For me - my go tos are the CAY SKIN Isle Nourishing Body Mist SPF 50 with Sea Moss and Hyaluronic Acid 6 oz / 171 g  AND #Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 PA+++ 2.4 oz / 71 mL !

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@McSwagger sunscreen is the best anti-aging product around. 

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@McSwagger You’re absolutely right! We should wear a sun protection everyday.  I’m less carful in winter…. I wear compact mineral powder fondation.  That’s helpful for the sun protection 

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You picked some nice sunscreens, @McSwagger!  I'm personally a big fan of the Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA +++ but it's fun to see what different options everyone else likes.

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For sure, I am on the 365/ 366 days a year sunscreen train, rain or shine - I use a lot of actives in my skincare everyday and am prone to irritation that leaves behind hyperpigmentation if I upset the balance of my skin from even just getting a little less sleep than normal. With all dermatologists really trying to make it hit home for people that sun protection is the key barrier to the most detrimental and irreversible skin damage that can sometimes not even show for a decade or two, I am not complaining about this being good for preventing skin problems many people cry about.
So I am happy I have a lot of Korean and Japanese sunscreen options that are so reasonably priced, elegant, and easy to reapply to make the experience feel like a natural final step in my skincare. A lot of what I have tried and liked is also what @WinglessOne has mentioned in the reply below.
For body my first and most generously applied layer is some good old pasty white kids' sunscreen right now. I'll be replacing that with something a bit more appealing if it's good value - I'm not too concerned personally about my arms and ankles looking a little purple due to the cast.
My progress to wearing a substantial amount and then reapplying when out of the house has been shamefully slow, especially since while I was applying sunscreen everyday since I started using retinol, I definitely did not apply anywhere near enough and never reapplied in the Southern sunshine. But I'm glad I got it all figured out now rather than never - so I am proud to have SPF as a solid unskippable part of my skin routine before I hit my mid 20s.

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@McSwagger  Not only do I wear sunscreen each day my skin's exposed to sunlight (ALL exposed skin: eyelids, ears, behind ears, nape of neck if exposed, hands, wrists, ankles, feet, etc.), all year long, regardless of weather or season, I reapply it every couple hours. It's one important form of protection against skin cancer and less serious types of skin damage—and folks need to realize how much deeper skin tone damage is misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all in the US (because there's still not enough standard medical training on how to recognize various skin conditions on brown skin). Wear the hecking sunscreen. 

 

These are my current warm weather* rotation facial sunscreens. I don’t recommend having this many open at once (sunscreens do expire); eh, I like to have options. Many, many options. 😂 Plus, I'm always testing new-to-me sunscreens so I can make better product recommendations to folks. 
 
US sunscreens: 
 
  • Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA +++ - good ol’ reliable. This is the one I travel with. 
  • Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen SPF 40 - thicker and greasier than Unseen Sunscreen but still a great option at a far lower price. 
  • Bondi Sands SPF 50 Fragrance Free Sunscreen Lotion (body version) - I use this on my face and body. 
  • Native Unscented Mineral Face Sunscreen SPF 30 - one of my favorite mineral sunscreens. Leaves a barely visible white cast that's easily masked with a sheer layer of powder foundation. 
  • Dermstore Collection Daily Sheer Tint Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 - my other favorite mineral sunscreen. This one’s undetectable on my skin tone, thanks to the tint. 
 
European and Asian sunscreens that contain newer and better UV filters than we can get in the US: 
 
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Hydrating Cream Fragrance-Free SPF50+ - my current favorite to use around my eyes (including my eyelids) because it doesn’t seep into my eyeballs or cause stinging/burning. LRP has reformulated and rebranded this sunscreen since I last ordered it from Europe. I need to track down the latest version and test it. 
  • Skin1004 Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF 50 PA++++ - can leave a slight white cast thanks to its tinosorb content (a UV filter unavailable in US sunscreens) if I don’t apply in several thin layers. I like this sunscreen a lot though, and it gets bonus points for containing centella asiatica, one of my skin’s best anti-inflammation friends. 
  • Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun Rice + Probiotic SPF 50+ - another one that can leave a slight white cast. Not a bad sunscreen at all but I prefer the Skin1004— so once I use up this tube, I won’t repurchase. 
  • Abib Quick Sunstick Protection Bar SPF 50+ - my on-the-go reapplication sunscreen when I don’t carry a tube of Unseen Sunscreen in my bag. 
  • Verdio UV Moisture Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ - currently testing this hybrid sunscreen with high hopes, but it pills on me. 😒 I’ve used it on my face just twice so far and I’m trying to figure out what’s causing the pilling (could be one of my other AM skincare products, especially since it doesn't seem to pill on my arms), so I’m not ready to call this one done yet. 

 

I have a few others on deck to test soon, including Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation 40 Runyon (first "foundation"-tinted sunscreen I've used in a few years). Just havent gotten to em yet. 
 
*In addition to a couple of the above, I use a few other sunscreens in cold weather, especially thicker greasier sunscreens that give me glass skin in the frigid depths of Chicago winter. Those include Eucerin Age Defense Face Sunscreen SPF 50, CoTZ Sensitive Non-Tinted SPF 40 (the only mineral sunscreen in my current rotation that’s 100% invisible on my skin), and Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ (clear version). 

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@McSwagger  Definitely wearing SPF everyday and always reapplying it!! My fav is Summer Fridays ShadeDrops Mineral Milk Sunscreen SPF 30 1.7 oz / 50 mL 

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Currently Good Molecules Sheer Sunscreen, Buttah Tinted Sunscreen or Fenty Skin Mini Hydra Vizor Mineral SPF 30 Refillable Moisturizer 1 oz / 30 mL @McSwagger .  We definitely should be wearing sunscreen.

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@McSwagger @I wear LANEIGE Hydro UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ 1.6 oz/ 50 mL everyday 

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