Back in middle school, my best friend and I would snoop around her mother’s vanity to try and get ahold of her special tanning lotion. It had carrot extract *exclusively* from Argentina. We would only take very little, but it was enough to make us super dark, like two pigs who just rolled in mud 💁.
Twelve year old me would’ve probably given an arm to never have pasty, pale skin ever again. Now at 24, I realize that it’s perfectly OK to get a healthy dosage of sun, but I need to protect myself. Recklessly going out in the sun without SPF will leave serious damage in the long run, including wrinkles and skin cancer. I want to preserve my youthful skin while I still can so I’ve been more conscious about what I put on it.
Today I’m sharing five beauty products with built-in SPF so you can look beautiful while being protected 🙂
Face moisturizer is a product we all use daily, so might as well choose one with SPF. I used the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 back in high school and loved it. It leaves you with soft glowy skin that you can easily apply makeup on top of. Also, I love Jennifer Aniston and will try anything she endorses.
During the hot and humid DC summer months, I like to opt for tinted moisturizer or BB Cream, like this Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20. It leaves a super natural finish while evening out your skin tone. I like to let my skin breathe instead of clogging it with heavy foundation which makes this a perfect option.
Out of all makeup products, blush is my absolute favorite! They come in so many different shades and packaging and 😻 The other day I was at Sephora and sampled this Perricone MD No Blush Blush SPF 30 and fell in love. It’s a warm rosy pink color that I think would look great on all skin tones. The formula was super creamy and blendable, leaving a seamless finish with no harsh lines. I plan on going back to get this once I run out of my current Becca blush that has lasted me 2 years. Is that gross to admit?
I’ve used this lip balm for at least 5 years now and I’ll never stop repurchasing. It’s the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25. Everyone looks at me crazy when I tell them my lips get tan in the sun, but I seriously can’t be the only one. If I don’t apply SPF on my lips then they’ll get super dry and turn brown. This is a necessity any time I spend time outdoors, especially if I’m laying out by the pool or beach. It’s also super nourishing during the cold winter months!
And for the final piece to pull your look together is the Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Spray SPF 50. I initially heard about this product from one of my favorite bloggers, Julia from Gal Meets Glam. It’s a mist you spray on your face to set your makeup, control oily skin, and protect from UV rays. I haven’t tried it yet, but look forward to it someday!
Let me know if you have any favorite beauty products with SPF. I would love to know 🙂 Have a great weekend ❤