The Best Sunscreens for Summer

The Best Face Sunscreens for Summer 2020

My favorite facial sunscreens for summer

How’s your quarantine summer going so far? With the virus still in full swing it doesn’t look like my husband and I will be heading to the beach anytime soon. That doesn’t mean though I’m forgoing wearing sunscreen though.

I have fair skin that typically burns first and then tans later, which is why I always carry sunscreen with me.

While I’ve tried several sunscreens over the last couple of years (drugstore and high-end), I’ve narrowed it down to the four best sunscreens, in my opinion, that I personally love and use on a regular basis.

Last week we drove to Deep Creek Lake where my in-laws live. It was nice mini getaway from our apartment (it seems to be getting smaller with time). To be able to walk outdoors, go on a boat ride and just enjoy the beautiful weather was truly the vacation we needed.

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 ($34)
This is my go-to right now as I use it before I apply my Covergirl Skin Milk Foundation. It doubles as a primer because it fills my pores and grips my makeup so well. It’s an invisible, scentless sunscreen so no need to worry about white cast or greasy texture. This has a natural finish so it won’t look dewy nor matte. This is great for full-face makeup days.

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35 ($25)
It’s a lightweight water-gel formula that feels and looks like a serum and doesn’t leave any white cast. It does have a bit of a citrus scent, which I personally like. I’ve seen mixed reviews on whether this is a good option for acne prone skin; however, this has never caused breakouts for me. I can only speak to my experience though. Compared to Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, I don’t find this to be as good of a makeup gripping primer so I keep this handy for my lighter makeup days.

Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Facial Sunscreen SPF 40 ($20.99)
This is the only non-toxic, physical sunscreen I’ve purchased and like. This has rose hip oil (improves the appearance of sun damage), green tea to prevent aging and shea butter (which also has a low level of UV protection). I’ll wear this on my no makeup days as it also helps protect the scar I have under my nose from my car crash.

Alchimie Forever Protective Day Cream SPF23 ($69)
This is the only daily protective moisturizer I’ve tried that effectively doubles as sunscreen for the face. It’s a bit pricey compared to the others but if you have aging concerns, very dry or sensitive skin, this will be worth every penny. It provides broad-spectrum UV protection as it seamlessly melts onto skin and it has a very mild, floral scent. I’ll also apply this on my hands to keep them looking nice and healthy.

What are your favorite sunscreens for summer? Let me know in the comments!

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