There are a million reasons why we should wear sunscreen but for some reason, we have excuses for not putting it on or reapplying! Many think that a little SPF applied in the morning (in our lotion or makeup) is enough to keep us protected but, that’s not the case! Beyond the serious risk of melanoma, dermatologists remind us that 95% of aging is directly due to sun damage.
For that reason, we’re throwing shade on four sunscreen excuses on why people don’t use SPF correctly or enough. Colorescience offers a non-chemical line of UV Protector products: the Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF30 or 50 (won 2017NewBeauty Chioce Award), Tint du Soleil™ UV Protective Foundation and the Daily UV Protector SPF30. Besides with such loyal Colorescience fans such as Drew Barrymore, who is always on the go and loves a “less is more” look, we think you’ll agree Colorescience makes using sunscreen excuse-free.
Bad Excuse #1: Most are Sticky, Stinky, or Greasy
Sunscreen has a bad reputation for being greasy, sticky or stinky. Find a sunscreen with a lightweight formula and test it on your skin before purchasing. This will give you a good idea of the smell and feel of the sunscreen on your skin. A side note is… creamy sunblocks are considered “organic” in consistency because they interact with your own skin’s chemistry so, they lose their effectiveness 3 to 4 hours after application.
Daily UV Protector SPF blurs imperfections with a non-greasy, weightless whipped formula or the Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF30 or 50 with UVA/UVB protection offers sheer, natural-looking coverage. Either way, both deliver odorless, lightweight, and “barely-there” protection that won’t sweat off or leave you cringing.
Bad Excuse #2: Reapplying Messes Up Makeup
We should all know that all sun blocks require reapplication, which can be determined by their SPF (Sun Protection Factor) number. An SPF of 30 would allow you to stay in the sun 30 times longer than you could without protection but, that doesn’t mean that you can just relax and soak up the sun. No matter what level of SPF, you need to reapply every 3-4 hours due to water, rubbing of clothes, and sweat. Doctor’s also recommended an SPF 30, anything under is too little.
Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF30 or SPF50 comes in five tints to even out your skin tone making you look flawless so, whose needs makeup!
Bad Excuse #3: Sunscreens Contain Chemicals
Pure minerals are essentially the only sun protection recommended for young children, whose delicate skins will absorb chemicals from cream-based sunblocks that can be systemic (entering the bloodstream). Also, some adults are allergic to commonly used chemical blocks in over-the-counter sunscreen cream.
Daily UV Protector SPF offers a multilevel defense system combating harmful UVA/UVB rays, free-radical damage, and environmental aggressors. The Brush-0n’s consist of pure mineral powders which don’t release any irritating ingredients, because they’re made with the most natural block available in nature (zinc, and titanium dioxide).
Bad Excuse #4: Allergies and Acne
Most sunscreens are greasy and clog pores, especially from sweating in the sun! And it is widely recognized that acne-prone skins can’t handle the double-dose of chemicals and pore-clogging creams.
Since the Sunforgettable Brush-on SPF is a mineral powder, it is extremely lightweight, yet powerful for a barely-there feel that provides the safest, non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection. This also means that you can “forget” about grease! Colorescience UV Protector line won’t cause breakouts or irritations.
How’s your SPF IQ?
Take the American Cancer Society’s Sun Safety Quiz and test your knowledge on sunscreen. In addition to using sunscreen, avoid tanning beds, limit your direct exposure to the sun and cover up whether it’s a cute caftan, wide-brimmed hat, rash guard or umbrella. Down the line, your skin will thank you by looking ageless.