happy national sunscreen day

Happy National Sunscreen Day

National Sunscreen Day is on May 27th. The sun is always radiating UV rays. Therefore, sunscreen should be worn year-round. Now that it’s officially summer it’s time to start heavy duty applying the sunscreen and remember the single best safety measure against harmful UVA and UVB rays: sunscreen. As we celebrating for a National Sunscreen Day, let’s chat on the importance of sunscreen, because proper sun protection requires the right amount of product all over the skin multiple times a day.

In honor of National Sunscreen Day, we’ll take you through a brief history of sunscreen and leave you with some helpful reminders for getting the most out of your favorite products.

History

The earliest form of sunscreen was created by Franz Greiter in 1938 and then Benjamin Green in 1944 who used a mixture of cocoa butter and red veterinary petroleum to protect his skin from the sun. Shortly afterwards, Franz Greiter branded his formula Piz Buin while Mr Green marketed his as Coppertone Suntan Cream. Swiss chemist Franz Greiter then went on to produce the Sun Protection Factor rating that is still used today.

Tips To Use Sunscreen Effectively

  • Always opt for a sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection. This way, you’ll protect your skin from ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays, which cause sunburns and skin damage, as well as ultraviolet-A (UVA) rays that increase your risk for skin cancer.
  • No matter the SPF of your sunscreen or its claims of water resistance, always reapply every two hours or immediately after sweating or swimming. There is no such thing as too much SPF. Apply more whenever you feel the need.
  • Always use a sunscreen with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 30 or higher. The SPF in your sunscreen absorbs and reflects the sun’s rays so they don’t burn or damage your skin.
  • Don’t sunscreen directly onto your face instead of squeezing a giant blob onto your hands and applying it. This technique helps it absorb more quickly and evenly.
  • Always choose sunscreen that fits to your skin.

“Remember, no sunscreen provides 100% protection from the sun,” Chon says. “But by taking these added precautions and taking the time to apply — and reapply — sunscreen properly, you can greatly curb your chances for sunburns and skin cancer

Best Sunscreen for Faces

These lightweight formulas blend into the skin and protect against wrinkles, discoloration and skin cancer.

CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Sheer Tint SPF 30 | Ulta Beauty

For those who want a natural everyday look, this product given that gives your face a glow look. Aside from that, it also protects your face given that it is SPF 30. You can use this product without having to apply any foundation anymore and it does leave a major white cast.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60 | Ulta Beauty

This unfortunately sits your skin very poorly and pulls off/ leaves the skin looking very flakey.  It is so lightweight. It’s affordable and works well under makeup.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Serum SPF 60+ | Ulta Beauty

The search is over for a face sunscreen that doesn’t cause to break out and this feels like nothing is on skin. it has enriched with vitamin E, this weightless, fragrance-free formula leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen | Sunscreen stick SPF 50

This product is going to be great for the summer! and the best part is it has a little bottle that will be perfect for the beach bag or just to throw in your purse for quick on the go use. There is no smells and it’s very thin liquid and perfect for even coverage.

DRMTLGY SUNSCREEN (BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 45

A combo chemical and physical sunscreen that is lightweight; It doesn’t pill, leave a white cast or gets oily and no irritation. It soaks right into the skin and feels moisturizing, in addition to the UV protection benefits.  The consistency is satisfactory as you can spread it evenly on your face without any pulling or tugging. It also allows you to pump just the right amount to get two long lines on the first and second finger to cover the face, neck, ears and a small area of the chest. 

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Atomy Beige Sunscreen SPF50

Perfect sunscreen that always improves the quality of the skin and doesn’t leave an oily texture. also its not greasy, and smells great!

If you prepare your skin, you can have a wonderful day in the sun without worry or alarm!  Happy Sunscreen Day!

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