For Teen Vogue, by Tina Ferraro.
It covers all the bases.
Sun: it's bad for your skin. You totally get it. So is there really much else you need to know when it comes to counteracting sun damage other than "Wear SPF daily"?
Not necessarily, but despite the fact, tons of people are skimping out on sunscreen and are diagnosed with skin cancer every single day -- 8,500 to be exact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It's enough reason for us to continue slathering -- or spraying -- on SPF throughout the day, every day, especially in the few hottest months of the year when sun exposure is at its max level. "Summer is here, and before you bare too much skin, make sure to protect it with a healthy dose of sunscreen," recommends Larkin Brown, a Pinterest researcher and in-house stylist. "The most popular drugstore option on Pinterest is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen, which has a drying formula that truly lives up to its name." That means you won't have to wait around for your sunscreen to set before heading out into the sun. Water- and sweat-resistant, this particular one is so lightweight that it feels as if you have nothing on -- but you'll still get broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays, which is an absolute must. Plus, it won't clog your pores thanks to a non-oily formula.
"For the most reliable coverage, add a layer all over your face before applying foundation or any other makeup," Larkins says. Don't be concerned about destroying your makeup base by putting on SPF beforehand. Since this SPF dries faster than it takes you to swipe on a single coat of mascara, it won't add any time to your beauty routine.
You can also use it as an all-over formula for entire your body. "If you're hitting the beach, apply your first round of sunscreen before you leave the house. Strip down to your birthday suit and slather it all over to avoid those pesky side-boob burns (or should I say...sideburns?) and other SPFails," Larkin says. "When you suit up and hit the sand, you'll just need touch ups which are easier to do in public." Now you're fully covered.
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