When it comes to applying SPF, you shouldn’t limit yourself. There are many skin care products that now contain UVA and UVB (a.k.a. broad-spectrum) protection in addition to sunscreen. The most important thing to note about SPF is that you should apply it every single day as directed. Having skin care products (like moisturizer with SPF) and makeup (like foundation and tinted moisturizer) that have SPF in them already may help you apply more readily and consistently.
Protecting your skin from sun damage is an essential part of having and maintaining beautiful skin now and for years to come. UV rays can penetrate through the outer layer of the skin and cause much more damage than a simple sunburn. Over time, prolonged periods of unprotected sun exposure can lead to visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles and dark spots, popping up down the road.
If you slather on sunscreen at the beach or when you plan to spend long days outside that is commendable but simply not enough. Your skin is exposed to the sun any time you go outside, that includes your morning commute to the train, your walks with your dog and midday brunches outside on the patio. This means, that it really is important to make SPF a part of your daily skin care routine. In addition to using products with SPF, you should also limit your amount of time in the sun (especially during the sun’s peak hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), seek shade whenever you’re outside, and cover up exposed areas in a broad-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses, pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. Got all that? Good! Now here are four beauty products other than sunscreen that are formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF.
Beauty Product #1: Daily Moisturizer
Try using a daily moisturizer with broad-spectrum protection to better ensure your skin is blocked from harmful UVA and UVB rays every day. You should moisturize every morning after cleansing, so if you already are following a basic skin care routine, this SPF-moisturizer combination will be a hard step to skip. Try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, which is also formulated with glycolic acid and vitamin C. Make sure to toss it in your bag so that you can reapply on the go!
Beauty Product #2: Tinted Moisturizer
A tinted moisturizer can offer you lightweight coverage with a bonus of sun protection. Tinted moisturizers also hydrate the skin and provide a smooth, illuminating appearance. Try the L’Oréal Paris Youth Code™ Skin Illuminator Tinted All-in-1 Moisturizer SPF 20, which helps instantly create the appearance of radiant, fresh skin. For days when you don’t want to wear a ton of makeup, tinted moisturizer is a great option.
Beauty Product #3: Foundation
You can also get more complete skin coverage by looking for a foundation with SPF. You’ll want to be sure to apply moisturizer first. Feel free to layer a day moisturizer with SPF (like the one we recommended earlier) under a foundation with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Makeup, which comes in a wide variety of shades for different skin tones and undertones.
Beauty Product #4: After Shave Balm
This one’s for the guys! Everyday shaving can irritate your skin, causing razor burn, redness, and excessive dryness. The L’Oréal Paris Men Expert™ Hydra Energetic After Shave Balm fights shaving discomfort and provides long-lasting hydration, as well as broad-spectrum sun protection with SPF 15. After every shave, squeeze a dime-size dollop of after shave balm into your palms, rub your hands together, and apply it all over your face.
There you go: Four beauty products that are formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF. Just remember that applying a product with SPF isn’t the only sun protection measure you should take. For more sun protection tips, here are 5 Places You Shouldn’t Forget to Apply Sunscreen.