If there's one part of summer that no one looks forward to, it's having to lather on SPF day in and day out. Sunscreen is an important part of any beauty routine, as it helps to fight against UV ray damage that can lead to skin cancer — which is not something any of us want to develop — and luckily, we have many beauty products with SPF available to us these days!
The benefits of sunscreen go beyond skin cancer protection alone, though, as it also protects against developing skin discoloration, reduces the appearance of veins, and helps fight skin aging. In fact, sun exposure is the number one cause of skin aging.
I think while we can all agree that wearing sunscreen is important, we can also agree that putting it on is a dreadful process that no one enjoys. There's no truly easy way to apply it, if you want to ensure you have full coverage and protection. But, if you want to get in an extra dose of SPF and help protect yourself from exposure even more, there are many beauty products that come with a dose of SPF in them, giving you another layer of protection from harmful UV rays.
If you want to get in on some of these products and get yourself some insurance for your sunscreen, here are seven beauty products that have SPF in their formulas. While they should never replace sunscreen, of course, every little bit helps, no?
This lotion can be used as a daily moisturizer to help bring hydration to your skin, while also protecting you from the sun. This product comes with SPF 30, which is a healthy dose of protection. It's also safe for those with sensitive skin like myself and has no fragrances, which are known to irritate and even cause headaches.
bareMineral's foundation not only provides coverage for blemishes, redness, and acne, but also protects you from sun damage, as the formula comes with SPF 15 built in. This is an ingenious invention, since foundation is a product that you typically apply all over your face, which will give you an extra layer of coverage against those harmful UV rays.
This hydrating lip balm and stick combo will not only soothe your lips while simultaneously plumping them, but also contains SPF 15. Most traditional sunscreen can't be applied to the lips, so this will give you color while also saving you from having to buy a specialized SPF product.
Sugar's lip products also come in a variety of colors, if you like to switch up your lip look. I myself own Sugar products and am amazed by how they make my lips both look and feel.
You may not even think about your scalp when protecting yourself from the sun, but your scalp can also endure sun burns and damage, so you'll want to use this product from Redken for some added sun protection. It will provide moisture for your hair, while also delivering your scalp a dose of SPF 12.
Stick foundations are great for summer, since they will provide you with a clear complexion, while also being useful for days when you just want to spot treat, and they're lightweight and easy to apply on the go. This Black Opal Creme Stick variety is fragrance and paraben free, while also containing SPF 15.
This moisturizer is designed for your body and also contains SPF 15, which is a win-win for your skin. I would recommend applying a lotion like this over your entire body before lathering up with actual sunscreen for maximum coverage and protection. Really, how can you lose when your lotion adds even more SPF to your skin?
Many of us love the glow that a summer tan gives our skin, but this product will deepen your skin tone while also protecting you from the actual sun's rays. It is a triple threat, as it is a lotion, self-tanner, and sunscreen all in one. Seriously, this is the all-in-one product you need to have for summer.
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