My Top 3 Natural and Clean Facial Sunscreen.

My Top 3 Natural and Clean Facial Sunscreen

 

The anti-aging industry is a multi- million dollar industry. With so many anti-aging creams and laser treatments available, it is easy to forget  one of the most important, yet simple steps in preventative skin care- daily sun protection. 

Did you you know that sunscreen is the most proven, effective anti- aging product that will keep your skin forever young?

It's true. It is essential to use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends you apply a dime-size of sunscreen on your daily face ( and shot-glass size for your body) and reapply every 2 hours. 

I know this fun fact because one of my best friends is a dermatology PA. Over the years, she has given me some great tips to keep my skin youthful. She instilled in me the importance of choosing a sunscreen that offers  board spectrum protection with at least  SPF 30 coverage and water and sweat resistance. 

I've tried multiple sunscreen throughout the years and here are my top 3 picks!

 

EltaMD UV Elements - $36

This sunscreen is pretty much the holy grail of all sunscreen. It is the most recommended sunscreen by dermatologists. 

This sunscreen : 

  • Physical sunscreen
  • Provides SPF 44 coverage
  • Great for those with rosacea, melasma, or overall redness
  • Goes on clear without leaving that thick white residue
  • Tinted for a little extra sun-kissed glow
  • Has a lightweight feel
  • Has a UV Clear option that is great for those with acne prone skin

You can purchase this product here

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen- $34

This sunscreen :

  • Chemical sunscreen (which mean it gets absorbed through the skin)
  • Provides SPF 40 coverage
  • Has a great lightweight finish
  • Fragrance free, cruelty free, and vegan friendly
  • Works as a primer to set make up
  • Has a sheer texture and truly is invisible
  • Not ideal for those with rosacea or redness

You can purchase this product here

Juice Beauty moisturizer- $30

 

This sunscreen :

  • Physical sunscreen
  • Provides SPF 30 coverage
  • Paraben-free, vegan, certified organic and cruelty-free product
  • Great for oily skin
  • Has a mild coconut scent
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • Also comes in a tinted option for that sun-kissed glow

You can purchase this product here

Chemical vs physical sunscreen- which do I need?

Personally, I prefer physical sunscreen on my skin. I rarely use chemical sunscreen. 

Physical sunscreen: sits on top of the skin and deflects the sun's ray. The two active ingredients found in physical sunscreen is zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These minerals are less likely to clog pores and helps reduce redness caused by the sun by deflecting the heat from the skin. For those with acne prone skin or skin with excessive redness (small broken vessels), physical sunscreens are preferred over chemical sunscreen. Physical sunscreen tends to leave a thicker, white cast and is often harder to blend into the skin. 

Chemical sunscreen: is absorbed into your skin in order for a reaction to occur to protect your skin against the sun's rays. These formulas are much thinner in consistency and tend to blend better into the skin. Chemical sunscreen are great under make up as it tends to be more invisible. Chemical sunscreen are also gaining much more controversy as many of the chemical sunscreens have toxic ingredients that may leave harmful impact on the environment. Physical sunscreen, in comparison, are much more reef-friendly. 

Read more about physical and chemical sunscreen here in my previous post

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