There are several pieces of wisdom that have been passed down through the sisterhood tree. 1) You are never too young to start putting on eye cream 2) Take off your make-up before you sleep and 3) Always, always, wear SPF. Protecting our skin from the sun is one of the easiest, also the easiest to forget, and most full-proof way for women (and men!) to defy the clock. Great skin really can be transformative and I’ve compiled a list of my favorite SPF products that have stuck with me over the years. A couple big turn-offs for me is that typical smell of sunscreen and I hate liquid formulas. So all the products below are not only guaranteed to smell amazing but also nourish and really hydrate your skin.
Most of us don’t put on enough sunscreen, studies recommend a shot glass full of protection, but I find it hard to slather on more than a quarter’s worth of sunscreen daily. What this means is that many of us aren’t getting the full dosage of SPF that’s marketed on the bottle. So our SPF 40’s end up being a fraction of what we actually put on, so you’re really getting maybe a SPF 20 dosage. So it’s always better to be safe than sorry and up your SPF dosage in the morning! So dear readers, please please do not forget that your neck, décolleté, and hands (all of which are the thinnest layers of skin on your body so more susceptible to premature aging) need protection too!
- Formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates aka chemical-free!
- Smells like sweet tarts (no joke). Don’t know how they do it but it’s one of the best-smelling lotions I’ve ever had
- Tripe Threat Argan Oil: repairs and reverses sun damage, has anti-aging properties, and evens out skin-tone!
2. Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 – $14.44
- You can’t beat the price for the quality you get! Available at any drugstore.
- Super hydrating and feels oh-so-nourishing (due to its built-in moisture layer and good-for-you-vitamin content)
- Deceivingly lightweight formula and absorbs quickly
- Gentle formula perfect for the delicate skin around your eyes
- Provides triple protection against UVA/UVB/infrared rays – perfect for that extra boost when you’re at the beach!
- Prevents lines, wrinkles, and stops photo-aging! Yes please