What’s the biggest skincare trick we have up our sleeves? That best sunscreens (formulated with SPF 30 or higher) are of course included in your routine. We don’t just write about wearing; we actually wear it every day. (Yes, even if it rains cats and dogs or we spend the day comfortably inside.)
But don’t just take it our word for it. Any dermatologist in the world will speak poetically about the importance of wearing broad spectrum sunscreen on a daily basis to protect your skin from harmful, damage-causing UVA and UVB rays that lead to long-term sun damage such as sunspots, skin sagging, wrinkles, etc .
As a reminder in terms of effectiveness, SPF 30 protects against 97 percent of UVB rays, and SPF 50 is around 98 percent and so on. (SPF 15 only protects against 93 percent, which is why most dermatologists — and the Curls Team – recommend at least 30.) The evidence is crystal clear, so do yourself a favor, smear your face and consistently reapply sunscreen every few hours to prevent the above effects — the worst-case scenario in a skin cancer diagnosis can culminate .
Now that we’ve got the facts out of the way, we want to acknowledge that finding the right sunscreen for your skin tone and type can be difficult. Personal preferences also vary – for example mineral vs chemical, tinted vs not – but to help you we’ve rounded up some of our failsafe favorites as recommended by Curls Editors and state-certified dermatologists. These formulas glide like a dream, never interfere with makeup and apply well Everyone Skin types, and most importantly, make sure you don’t suffer any burns or UV induced damage.
Preview 29 of the best sunscreen for face who deserve approval Curls Editors and derms alike, and deserve a coveted spot in your skincare routine.
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