Some sunshine and summer weather is right around the corner, and we’re prepping for the warmer months and the bright rays of sunshine on our skin. But to enjoy without the worry, we need to be prepped and protected with some SPF. Here’s how to work in guarding your skin into your beauty routine.
BIENFAIT UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen, Lancôme ($40). Nordstrom, South Shore Plaza, 250 Granite St., Braintree, 781-519-7200
A special facial sunscreen is a must; you can’t just go using your regular spray or lotion sunscreen you use on your body. Those types of sunscreens are usually full of oils that will clog your pores and give you a greasy complexion. Try this fast-absorbing and oil-free alternative with an SPF of 50+. It’s super lightweight and can be worn under your favorite foundation.
illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Laura Mercier ($45). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660
This tinted moisturizer is perfect for a laid-back summer look, whether you’re hitting the beach or dealing with the city heat. It offers just enough coverage, evening you out, and is great for when you want to forgo the made-up face. And with SPF 20, you don’t need to worry about layer on a sunscreen.
Sun Oil SPF 15, Moroccanoil ($32). moroccanoil.com
Up your tan game naturally. Enhanced with antioxidant-rich argan oil, this serum will help moisturize your skin while also giving you a sunkissed glow. The slight SPF will keep you protected from harmful rays and aging affects, and the formula is also water-resistant up to 80 minutes.
Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen, Fresh ($24). 121 Newbury St., 617-421-1212
Your lips need protection too. Don’t forget to hydrate your kisser with this cute tinted lip balm by Fresh with SPF 15. In over 10 shades, you’ll be able to have one for every outfit. Plus, Fresh’s signature citrus scent is super refreshing.
Capture Totale Dream Skin Foundation SPF 25, Dior ($82). Copley Place, 617-927-7577
Shield your skin from the sun while also giving it an even covered glow. Dior’s foundation offers up an anti-aging serum that has the bonus of some serious radiance.
Radiance Primer, NARS ($36). nars.com
Prime to perfection. NARS is offering up a solution that will not only set your makeup but will guard you from UV rays. This primer will revive your dull and worn out skin, making it the best canvas for your favorite makeup, and helping it last all day long.