Summer Essentials: Sunscreen for Everyone You Know
- MAY 10, 2013
- By Tanya Sharma
Whether they’re headed to a tropical island for a little respite from real life or planning their upcoming European trek, they will all require sunscreen. It’s the summer essential that no one can afford to be without – just ask any dermatologist or skin care expert who has seen firsthand the lasting (and often dangerous) side effects of unprotected exposure to the sun.
Harmful ultraviolet rays are responsible not just for accelerating the aging process (hello, pesky fine lines and deep wrinkles!), but also painful burns, sun spots and, of course, skin cancer, which occurs when the skin is unable to produce a sufficient amount of melanin to protect itself from UV rays. Fortunately, sunscreen exists to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB radiation. Treat your friends, family and yourself to these potent sunscreens – and prepare to have a safe and worry-free summer.
Known as one of the best sunscreens in the beauty industry, La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX is a broad-spectrum agent that is perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive. The lightweight texture, non-greasy formula contains 3% Mexoryl SX, a powerful ingredient that prevents damage from Ultraviolet A sunlight, which is responsible for aging the skin. Anthelios SX also doubles as a moisturizer, so it leaves skin soft, dewy and plump. What a great surprise for the beauty junkie in your life!
Grab-and-go types will appreciate a tube of Elemental Herbs Sport SPF 30 sunscreen, a clear and non-greasy formula that is safe to wear around the water and in the water, too. You can count on your swimming and surfing buddies loving you for it!
After a refreshing shower, nothing feels better than drenching skin in Kiehl’s Activated SPF 50 Sunscreen. This potent protective agent deflects harmful UV rays and saves arms and legs from the sun’s short- and long-term side effects.
Available in three colors, Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30 is a loose mineral powder housed in a clever tube with a self-dispensing brush attachment. Dust it onto the face for an instant boost: not only does it protect the skin, it also evens tone and is portable enough to slip inside a makeup bag or pocket.