Some sunshine is good for the soul, but I always make sure I wear a big hat. – Miranda Kerr

I love the sunshine but, I love beautiful skin more.

Prevention is key to keeping your skin healthy.

I use sunscreen every single day, not only to help avoid sunburn but also to help reduce the signs of skin aging. Over the years I have use a few different brands – along with the guidelines below I make sure they contain zinc oxide.

Most articles I read recommended choosing a sunscreen with:
◊  Broad Spectrum | UVA + UVB Protection
◊  SPF 30 +
◊  Water Resistant

Here are some application tips:
◊  To cover the expose areas of your body, typically you need will enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass.
◊  Remember to apply it everywhere – including your lips, ears, close to your hairline and the back of your neck.
◊  Make sure you apply sunscreen 15-20 minutes before heading out in the sun – so your skin has time to absorb it.

The most recent brand I tried is by EltaMD, it contains transparent zinc oxide, is non-comedogenic (great for your pores), sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free. They have facial and body sunscreen products.

This particular brand is available at Concept Medical.

I liked it because it’s light weight and goes on smoothly and evenly. I find some sunscreens are too thick and leave a heavy feeling on my skin.

They also have a tinted moisturizer, facial sunscreen for that added glow – and who doesn’t love that?!

There is a lot of good information out there. Be smart. Do your research and find a sunscreen that is right for you.

If you need somewhere to start, click here to check out Concept Medical’s post on skincare and sun damage.

Featured Photo: Tirachard Kumtanom