Beauty Best Bets: Summer Sunscreens

As summer approaches and quarantine restrictions relax, we share the same eagerness to go outdoors in a mask. Is it required to apply sunscreen under a mask? A lot of belles have already adopted a lighter makeup routine. By all means put on sunscreen, say all experts. Sun rays can get through the knit fabric of your mask and clothing. Not only does sun exposure cause early signs of aging, sunspots, wrinkles, and fine lines, but more importantly it can cause skin cancer. The magic number for your sunscreen is SPF 43, recommends James Beckman, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon in honor of May’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month. He says, “The odd number of SPF 43 is the most effective, because it provides the widest spectrum protection of both aging UVA and cancer causing UVB wavelengths.”

You will love the so velvety texture of Theraderm Platinum Protection Facial Sunscreen SPF 43 that moisturizes the skin and does not leave a white residue or thick layer on the skin. The tiny zinc particles act like millions of small mirrors on the surface of skin to reflect the sun’s aging rays away. Different organic molecule types even absorb UVB energy and are broken down to take the damage to protect your skin better. Active ingredients include octinoxate, octisalate and zinc oxide. Order the non eye stinging super gentle face lotion that shields and enhances the skin deliciously HERE.

For a matter finish with a gluten-free formula, select Alba Botanica Facial Sheer Shield Sunscreen SPF 45, a lightweight, sheer formula that you can apply with your moisturizer if your skin is dry or just wear as is if less so. Easy to apply thanks to a pump like dispenser, it will keep your skin safe for several hours.  The reef safe sunscreen is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and is certified gluten-free by GFCO. Active ingredients include avobenzone, homosalate, octocrylene and octyl salicylate. No animal testing. Nab it at HERE.

Alba Botanica Wild Mint Clear Mineral Sunscreen SPF 45 shields your skin with clear minerals and 17 % zinc oxide in a hypo-allergenic mineral formula  without oxybenzone or the use of nano-particle ingredients. Great for dryer and sensitive skin, it is quickly absorbed into the skin and leaves a subtle mint fragrance. Reef safe, hypo-allergenic, it is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes and certified gluten-free by GFCO. Read more details at