As any dermatologist will tell you, the need to protect your sensitive dermis from the harmful effects of the sun is a year-round commitment. Incidental exposure to UV rays (even during the cooler season) results in cumulative sun damage in the form of hyperpigmentation and fine lines. Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen liberally (and reapplying at least every two hours) is a necessary step in your beauty routine.
Your face is exposed to the damaging effects of the sun more so than the rest of your body. Rather than mixing your foundation with sunscreen (which dilutes the SPF), opt for a product infused with SPF instead. Dior’s Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion boasts a broad-spectrum SPF of 50, to protect while it conceals. If you have dry skin, consider working a helping of your favorite moisturizer onto your skin before dusting a protective mineral powder overtop, such as the Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45.
When you safeguard your face, don’t neglect your lips. The skin on your lips is fifteen times thinner than on your body, meaning that it requires protection by way of a protective balm or gloss with an SPF of at least 15. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen combines oils and waxes with real sugars to keep your pout moisturized.
Your hair requires just as much attention when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun’s beams. Overexposure to UV rays causes your strands to become dry and brittle, leaving a lot to be desired. Weightless sunscreens formulated specifically for the strands, such as Sachajuan’s Hair in the Sun, come in the form of spray bottles and leave-in formulas to safeguard your mane.
Here, eight clever foundations, serums, and creams with built-in SPF to invest in this spring.