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Skincare has moved beyond just outer appearance. The “wear sunscreen” movement is continuing to pick up steam and for good reason. The sun is up 365 days a year and as The Skin Cancer Foundation says, everyday exposure counts. You should always be using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher whenever you spend time outdoors: jogging, gardening, even waiting for a bus. Be careful to select a “broad spectrum” sunscreen for extended outdoor activities. A broad spectrum sunscreen covers both UVA and UVB, and don’t worry, because any brand that advertises broad spectrum protection must actually prove they protect both rays.


Aveeno Positively Ageless: More Magazine rated this the best year round sunscreen. This is a broad-spectrum protection against both the short- and long-wave rays. According to Consumer Search, most users praised the sunscreen for it’s sheer lightweight finish.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings mentioned this brand in their Golden Beauty Routine via Allure. Most people loved the lightweight finish of this sunblock and would wear it as a base under makeup. Others did say it can peel a little if you rub it in too much.

Badger Balm SPF 30+ Sunscreen All Season Face Stick: Badger’s face stick is all natural and uses mostly Certified Organic ingredients. It’s very water resistant (retains SPF protection up to 80 minutes), safe for children of all ages, blocks both UVA and UVB rays, and protects from sun, windburn, and chapping.


Supergoop SPF 30: It’s a two in one bug spray and sunscreen! Supergoop is organic, preventing both burns and bites.

Coppertone Sport High Performance Sunscreen, Clear Continuous Spray SPF 30: The staying power of this sunscreen is its main draw. But, because it is a spray, you have to be careful to account for missed spots. Although rubbing isn’t required, you may want to lightly rub it in to spread it around.

Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen: It’s a BB cream that’s full of antioxidants that provides both coverage from the sun as well as a tint to cover up skin imperfections.