For those of us who are naturally pale Asian girls, we know it takes much more effort for us to get that golden summer tan, but looking lobster red from sunburns and peeling away isn’t the right way to do it. So whether you plan to melt away at the beach or go out for a leisurely stroll, make sure to apply sunscreen before you leave your house. Sun protection means healthy, moist skin that will give you more of a glow than damaged, dry skin. Here the top three sunscreen products to help your skin stay beautiful in the summer sun.
A lot of sunscreens are thick lotions with strong odors. For those who have sensitive skin or want a simple, light sunscreen, try Neutrogena’s Sensitive Skin 60+ SPF Sunblock Lotion with PureScreen. This No. 1 dermatologist recommended sunblock is made of naturally sourced physical sunscreens, that is hypoallergenic, oil-free, fragrance-free and water-proof.
Another ultra-light, oil-free lotion is the Sephora Brand SuperStars – Super Shield Skin Saver SPF 15/30, perfect for all skin types. It contains antioxidant vitamin complex A, C and E, skin-strengthening collagen and anti-aging botanicals. This product not only protects your skin but provides nutrients to improve your skin.
Lastly, I recommend my favorite skin care brand, Aveeno, since their products are always packed with gentle ingredients and a generous amount of skin protecting benefits. The Aveeno Continuous Protection Active Sunblock Spray, SPF 30 never clogs pores and is oil-free, sweatproof and waterproof. It also includes their patented “active photobarrier complex,” which provides long lasting, broad-spectrum protection. So go ahead – sweat all you want, jump in the pool, surf the waves – Aveeno can handle it. Just spray (it can spray at any angle, even upside down) and go!
Last modified: July 6, 2009