Best Sunscreens for Our Southern Skin
Although dermatologists are constantly reminding us to wear sunscreen every day, it still jumps to the front of our minds once that first warm weekend hits. When we think of putting on our new swimsuit, packing our favorite new books in our beach bag, and grabbing our beach towel, we always need to pick up a new bottle of sunscreen. It is important to remember that sunscreens do expire, which means it is the perfect time to try out a new formula. From a sunscreen to help prevent wrinkles to one that bronzes while it protects, these are the best sunscreens for your Southern skin.
Extra Infrared Shield
Besides the necessary UV protection, we’re also concerned about infrared rays, which are said to penetrate deeper into the skin and accelerate the aging process. : This product will fight against UV rays’ harsher cousin.
Buy It: Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34, $68; skinmedica.com
Summer heat can dry out your skin in an instant. This hydrating sunscreen, developed with oats to help lock in moisture, keeps skin feeling soft and healthy.
Buy It: Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $7.57; amazon.com
Skin Perfecting Protection
Combat unwanted face, neck, and décolletage damage caused by environmental pollution with this tinted, antioxidant-rich moisturizer. It's formulated to trap airborne pollutants before they penetrate your pores.
Buy It: Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart SPF 50 Hydrating Shield, $68; nordstrom.com
From poolside to bike path, this lightweight formula is delicate enough for daily use but strong enough to protect even wet skin for up to 80 minutes.
Buy It: Coppertone Clearly Sheer Whipped Sunscreen SPF 30, $10.99; target.com
What's the smartest and safest way to get a healthy glow? Fake it. Lather on this dry oil right before hitting the beach for broad-spectrum protection and gradual color.
Buy It: Vita Liberata Self Tan Dry Oil SPF 50, $54; nordstrom.com