I’ve spent more time outside this summer than I have in a long time. Between trips to California, Costa Rica, New Mexico and time at home push-mowing the yard my pale skin is probably going through some kind of shock right now! I’ve been pretty diligent about sun protection in the past and it seems every year I take a little more time to make sure I’m covered! (That’s what happens when you hit 30!) These are my current favorite products to protect my skin this summer:
1. Body Sunscreen
Lately I’ve gone back and forth between the Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen SPF 70 and the Coppertone Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30. The Neutrogena I use mostly when I’m at the beach or know I’ll be outside and active for longer periods of time. Both have kept me sunburn free all summer!
2. Face Sunscreen
I usually opt for a different sunscreen for my face as some sunscreens can be so heavy and oily they cause breakouts. I am a big fan of Neutrogena sunscreens for that reason and have used a couple this summer that I’ve really liked. The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 goes on like a lightweight moisturizer and doesn’t feel sticky and oily later. The other I tried recently for the first time is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick SPF 70. This has been great to toss in my bag and apply easily without getting my hands messy!
3. Daily Moisturizer with SPF
I always use a daily moisturizer that includes an SPF and for the past year or so have been using Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30. I put this on every morning and apply to my neck and décolletage too. (Side note, I dislike the word “décolletage”. Yuck. I feel weird just typing it. Is there another word for this area of the body??)
4. Fake Tan
I’m all about embracing my paleness these days (what else can I do??) but a good self tanner is always nice! I’ve bounced around on different brands over the years but have been using Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer. It gives my skin the moisture it needs and also some natural looking color!
Now it’ your turn, what are your favorite sunscreens? Have a favorite self-tanner? Spill!
Originally published July 12, 2016