How to choose an Effective Anti Aging Sunscreen [and why it’s the best wrinkle cream you’ll ever find]

How to choose an Effective Anti Aging Sunscreen [and why it’s the best wrinkle cream you’ll ever find]

Whether we like it or not, it’s a fact. The sun is aging us more than anything else. Even through windows. We need sunlight for many health reasons but at the same time, it happens to be the one factor that destroys our skin texture the most. Another fact is that the sun protections out there are far from equal when it comes to protecting you from wrinkles, fine lines, and sagginess. An effective sunscreen, used in the right way and at the right time, will be the single best wrinkle cream to use. And as a bonus, it will be the cheapest too.

This article will be your ultimate guide in the jungle of sunscreens and help you choose the best ones for anti aging purposes. I will explain WHAT you need, WHY you need it, and WHEN you need it. And I will give you my best picks. These are also great products if you are looking for a sunscreen for sensitive skin or a non-comedogenic sunscreen. Since I probably have one of the most sensitive skins out there. And I break out instantly with the wrong products on my face.

The post is quite lengthy and juicy. So I recommend you grab a tea or coffee and read all of it in order to truly understand the importance of this powerful anti-wrinkle product. And how to use it correctly. But if you want to jump quickly to a certain part of the article, this is what I will cover:

This article will guide you to finding the no1 anti aging secret: Using the most effective sunscreen to prevent skin aging. Used the right way this will be the best wrinkle cream you'll ever find. #preventaging #youngerlookingskin #greatskin #reverseaging #healthyaging #reversesundamage #beautycare #skinfirming #antiagingskincare #tipsforbetterskin
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Why should I wear sunscreen?

Short answer: First of all, as most people know, a good sunscreen will protect you from skin cancer. And secondly, a good sunscreen will drastically slow down the aging process in your skin. For a more detailed answer about the last part, keep reading.

It might sound boring, but it’s the plain truth. Of all skin care products and anti aging creams out there, sun protection outshines them all. Simply because the sun is the largest cause of skin aging. Not saying other products aren’t important to use. But as explained in my previous post, if you do not apply sunscreen as a basic daily regimen no other anti aging product will work efficiently either. If you haven’t read that post already I definitely recommend it since it will give you the 3 basic rules for anti aging.

You can think of UV-rays as a wildfire. It’s difficult, or rather impossible, to help nurture the trees as long as the fire is running through the forest. That kind of occurrence is proceeding within your skin as you are exposing it to UV-radiation. The fire (UV-radiation) is hurting your skin not just by giving you a direct sunburn. But also by causing long-term damage that leads to future wrinkles, sun spots, and loose skin. The exposure of UV-rays will also greatly deteriorate your skin’s ability to work on problems you already have. So expensive products or treatments you may be using will not get a chance to work efficiently.

By using sunscreen, your skin will be saved from most of the damage and that way prevent future wrinkles and other signs of aging. But the sunscreen will also give your skin a chance to rest from its intense work fighting the acute “fire” from UV radiation. And when that happens it can also get a chance to work on previously made damage.

One study has found that by applying sunscreen daily for one year time, aging is not just prevented but also to some degree reversed. And that was by just using sunscreen every day and no other anti aging products. Imagine how much more you can reverse aging skin by using sunscreen AND other anti aging methods as well. I will write more in details about that subject later on 🙂

So to summarize, once a good sunscreen is in place, we can start looking for other anti aging products and methods to compliment with. And to reduce the damage we already have. But never ever the other way around.

Don’t fall into the trap of miss priority

Even though sunscreen recommendations are quite common these days, I’ve noticed many people just don’t understand the deep impact it actually has when it comes to your skin’s aging. I hear people all the time saying they forget to use sunscreen every now and then. Or that they don’t feel as if they have the time to apply it in the morning. That they have too many steps in their beauty routine already with serums, creams, eye creams, and foundations. Understandable of course. Everyone is stressed and we need to cut down on something. But if everyone understood exactly how important sunscreen is for your skin’s health and HOW MUCH it prevents aging, I think the prioritizing would look different. Because every day count. As a matter of fact, even every minute in the sun without sunscreen will cause damage to your skin.

Another reason that might fool you to not use a sunscreen every day is the fact that the harm is not visible right away. Actually, the harm is not visible until years and even decades later! But the instant effect of getting a tan fast can be quite appealing. So it’s easy to get fooled or just ignorant. Which will be penalizing coming years…

So, to summarize why you need a sunscreen:

1) to save your skin as much as possible from future wrinkles, lines and loss of elasticity since the sun is the largest aging factor.

2) to give your skin a chance to recover from the acute UV-induced damage in your skin. And allow other anti aging products and treatments to work efficiently.

Never ever forget your sunscreen. If you are short on time skip the cream underneath it. A good sunscreen should moisturize your skin and make the cream redundant anyway. Please don’t forget it since it is the absolute best anti wrinkle cream you can put on your face.

When should I use sunscreen?

Well, this is something you will see different answers to if you google around. Let me answer it from an anti aging perspective since that is what this blog is all about.

If you want to protect your skin from wrinkles, lines, sun spots, and looseness of your skin, you will need to use your sunscreen every day. Winter and summer. Cloudy days and sunny days. And even indoors if you spend time close to a window or near artificial light sources. The reason for that? Well as explained in my previous post, the most aging part of the UV rays that hits the earth is UVA. And UVA rays are present all day, and even inside.

UVA-rays will not give you a sunburn (like UVB does). BUT instead, these aging-rays works in silence and goes much deeper down in your skin layers. And that’s where the damage is at it’s worst when it comes to skin aging. UVA rays will break down collagen and elastin (the proteins responsible for your skin’s shape and firmness). Which will, in turn, lead to wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

While UVB is most present during the middle of the day, UVA- rays are present all the hours that the sun is up. It also penetrates windows and is emitted from many artificial light sources. Therefore you need protection all day.

How do I apply sunscreen?

1) First of all, use enough. A very common mistake is to use way too little. Actually, most people only use about 25-50 percent of the recommended amount of sun protection cream. Which will give you much lower protection than the SPF you think you are using. Therefore make sure you use enough according to instructions of the product you use.

2) Secondly, remember to cover all the areas that you want to protect from aging. Under your eyes is extremely important since the skin is super thin at that part of the face. That is why wrinkles under and around your eyes usually are the most prominent and where you see your first signs of aging.

You should also remember to cover your face all the way into the hairline. The neck. The jawline. Your ears and the skin behind your ears. And of course your lips. All these places are easy to forget but important for your overall elasticity in the future.

Picture of hairline, jawline, ears and neck. Places to never forget sunscreen.
Don’t forget to apply sunscreen all the way to your hairline, around your eyes, on your ears, behind your ears, under your jawline, and on your whole neck. Always put your hair up to reach everywhere.

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3) Thirdly, my suggestion is to layer for some extra protection. And with layering I mean you should include more than one product that has sun protection. For example, I use the sunscreen Evy as my base protection, and I would not go out the door without it (I will explain why further down).

Second I use a BB cream with sun protection and/or a sunscreen that gives my skin some extra glow. My favorites are Eucerin Sensitive Protect and Jane Iredale Glowtime (see more info further down). You can also use a foundation with sun protection if you have one already that you love.

A final step can be to use a mineral powder as a setting. Because mineral powders have some extra protection as well. Now that can vary from brand to brand, but they all contain at least some amount of titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide that will give some extra shield not just against the UV-rays but also other rays that can cause harm to your skin in high doses such as HEV (High Energy Visible Light, also called Blue light).

See those layers as a bonus. They are not instead of your basic protection, the one you should be extra careful to take enough of. But they will add extra protection and as many hours in the sun adds up during the years, those layers will make a difference.

4) The last important step is to reapply. Now, this is the tricky part. And one main reason why I like Evy sunscreen so much. Because sunscreens usually need to be reapplied every two hours if you are out in the sun. And even more often if you sweat or take a swim. That might not be convenient and easily forgotten. With the Evy sunscreen, you can reapply less often (and even over make up) but I will come to that later. If you are using any other sunscreen, make sure you reapply often, especially in your face, if you are spending time out in the sun.

Which sunscreens are best for anti aging?

Besides a high number of SPF ( I suggest using SPF 50 in your face), you’ll need a sunscreen that has high protection from UVA-rays. The SPF only rate the UVB protection, not UVA. In other words, the SPF value will tell you what protection you have against getting burned by the sun. But not so much about the protection from skin aging.

Most sunscreens today will label themselves as broad-spectrum, which means they will protect from both UVB and UVA. But exactly how much is a different story.

If you live in EU all sunscreens will have a UVA protection that is at least ⅓ of the SPF. That is good, especially for cancer prevention. But settling for one third is not optimal in order to combat skin aging effectively. If you want to have the most potent protection for preventing wrinkles you will have to be pickier and choose a product with as high UVA protection as possible. That is not easy since many retailers are lacking knowledge about UVA. I have even experienced a hard time trying to get correct information from the manufacturers themselves when it comes to their UVA protection. So this is a tricky one.

On some products, you can find a rating for UVA protection. One measurement system is Boots star rating (ranging from 0 to 5 stars) that indicates how much UVA radiation that is absorbed of the particular sun protection. The more stars the better UVA protection.

Besides looking for strong UVA protection you also need to find a cream that you really like and enjoy wearing. Because if it ends up making you look like a ghost you will probably not use it, or you will use too little. Or if it doesn’t go on well with your makeup, you won’t use enough of it either. So find a cream you love! I have tested so many products and experienced everything from looking like a ghost to breaking out like crazy. The ones I use today are some of the few that does not make me break out or irritate my skin in any way. And they will not make me look white either but rather glowy and fantastic! I will list them below.

The products I use myself

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The sunscreen I have found to be a lifesaver is a sunscreen from Evy. This Swedish company uses a patented technology that forms a protective barrier in your skin’s top layer. It gives you longer and safer protection (against both UVB and UVA) and at the same time, it enhances your skin’s natural defense and protects against stress, pollution, water, wind, and other irritants.  

This mousse (yes it’s a mousse, but it acts like a cream once you apply it) has a UVA protection greater than 90 percent of the SPF. Which means it is superior when it comes to protection against skin aging. On top of that, you don’t have to reapply as often as you need with other sunscreens since this protection is valid for 6 hours. It is more water resistant than any other product out there. And it doesn’t rub off like other products when you swim or sweat, or dry yourself with a towel. For me who work with training (and therefore sweat a lot during the day), finding this product was truly a game-changer! I cannot tell you enough how glad I am for their invention and I wish I discovered them earlier.

Closeup on Evy SPF 50 uva protection. What I consider to be the best wrinkle cream to wear.
The sunscreen I always wear as my base because of it’s high and long-lasting UVA protection.
Evy sunscreen texture
The texture of Evy sunscreen mousse. This amount is enough to cover my whole face, neck, decolletage, and hands.

Additionally, this sunscreen has vitamin C and E. both important antioxidants to use during sun exposure. And it’s well tolerated even for those (like me) with the most sensitive skin types. The mousse is hypoallergenic and recommended by dermatologists to use if you have sun eczema, albinism or sun allergy. And it will actually help with healing your skin if you are irritated and experiencing redness. For example, you can even use it directly after harsh treatments like Dermapen, Microdermabrasion, and Lasers.

This sunscreen can also be used over makeup. Even though the protection will not be quite as long-lasting as when applied under your makeup. It’s still a great way to protect your skin if you are out more than 6 hours and don’t want to wash off your make up and start all over.

I know this product is not sold in the US. But if you live in the states you can still order the product from Amazon in the UK. And you can check the current prices on this link. Even though it will cost some extra in shipping it’s worth taking into account that besides the skin benefits of this sunscreen, it will also last a very long time.  Around twice as long as other sunscreens I’ve used.

I use the SPF 50 on my face, neck, decolletage and on my hands. On the rest of my body, I settle for the one with SPF 30.

On top of this, I use Eucerin Sensitive Protect SPF 50. And that is for three reasons. It gives me an extra glow. It gives me extra protection from UV radiation. And it also includes some beneficial ingredients that give me protection från HEV (High Energy Visible Light, also called Blue light).

Even though UVA is the number one aging factor (and should always be your first priority to protect your skin from), it can be worth to add some extra protection from HEV as well. Several studies are indicating that HEV can induce hyperpigmentation and contribute to sun spots and melasma. And on top of that generate damage in the deeper layers of your skin by generating more free radicals. HEV is also emitted from your phone screen, computer screen, artificial light sources with a colder light, and your TV. So even if more studies are needed, some extra protection is probably a good idea.  

Eucerin Sensitive Protect has a special antioxidant; Licochalcone A, that is proven to have effective protection against HEV. It also contains Glycyrrhetinic Acid which provides additional DNA protection that will help your skin repair itself from UV-stress. And it also has titanium dioxide that is a physical sunscreen ingredient that not just protect from UV rays, but also to some degree against other rays such as HEV.

I love how smoothly this fluid goes on with its very loose texture. It is almost watery so be prepared for that when you turn the bottle upside down. It also gives my skin a fantastic glow. If you want to check out the price and reviews on amazon then this is the link.

All Eucerin sunscreens have a UVA protection of at least 50 % of the SPF, according to one of their salespersons. That is higher than most brands. And for me, a great bonus protection since I already have EVY as my base (with its UVA-protection of > 90%).

If I want to look even more glowy I use Jane Iredale BB cream Glow Time on top. It has some extra SPF and also titanium oxide that will protect even more from UVA and HEV. And it contains even more antioxidants that will support your skin’s own defense mechanism. For example, it contains chlorella, white tea, green tea, and different fruit extracts. So this BB cream will do a lot of good for your skin, at the same time as it gives coverage. I actually think it gives to much coverage so I only use the tiniest amount (see picture) since I prefer the natural look. This cream still gives me an amazing glow and tint of color.

The amount I use of Jane Iredale BB cream Glow Time. Colour 07.
The amount of Jane Iredale’s bb cream that I use for my entire face.

The price of this BB-product is a bit more expensive. But you need so little that the tube will last forever. I cannot even remember when I bought mine, but it was several months ago and it is still not even half empty.  If you need more coverage than I do I would still guess one tube would last for at least 2-3 months. If you want to check out the current price on amazon this is the link to it.

So there you have my own favorites. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about them. I can add that none of these products make you break out if that is a concern of yours. My skin on my face is one of the most sensitive on this earth. And I have experienced so many sunscreens (and other products) that makes me either irritated and/or causing me acne. I have tried and tested ALOT! These three are well tolerated and actually very calming if my skin is upset for any other reason. Putting them on is like dressing my skin in soft silk.

Another good thing to know is that all these products above do not contain chemicals that will damage the coral reefs.

I use all of the three (or at least two, but always Evy as my base) listed above. And sometimes I finish with a light sweep of mineral powder on top. It may seem like a lot to layer like I explained. But using those extra steps of protection will truly benefit your skin in the long run. Especially if you’re like me, and you haven’t always been cautious about sun protection. I don’t think I ever put sunscreen on my face before my later adolescence. And it wasn’t until I was over 30 that I started to understand the importance of using it exactly every day. I wish I would have known what I know today when I was younger, but to compensate I try to be even more rigorous now 🙂

My three favorite sunscreens. Evy Suncreen mousse SPF 50, Eucerin Sensitive protect SPF 50, and Jane Iredale Glowtime BB cream.
My favorite sunscreens: Evy SPF 50 is always my base and on top, I use a thin layer of Eucerin Sensitive Protect and Jane Iredale Glowtime.

Summary of what sunscreen to wear

A sunscreen that has high and stable protection against UVA rays is a must. But also it has to be a product that you like and tolerates well. My best recommendation is to use EVY as a base. And top of that layer with some extra products such as my favorites Eucerin Sensitive Protect and Jane Iredale Glow Time.

What about vitamin D?

When talking about sun and sun protection, I think it’s important to include some information about this important vitamin. Since many people do have a deficiency of it which can cause a number of health problems.

Vitamin D is produced when your skin is exposed to UVB radiation. Not UVA. This means you will NOT get any vitamin D from sunlight through the windows. Nor sunlight from being outside during winter months (unless you live in warm climates closer to the equator).

Additionally, getting your skin exposed to UVA-rays alone (such as through windows, or during winter months) for a longer time will break down vitamin D in your body and increase the risk of vitamin D deficiency. Another reason to avoid uva alone. So by sitting close to a window without protection will not give you vitamin D. On the opposite it can deplete you of it.

Something else to notice about vitamin D is that the amount that can be synthesized is limited. So you will not produce more by spending hour after hour in the strong sun. Actually, you need no more than a few minutes per day during midday if you’re a Caucasian (if you have darker skin you will need more sun exposure) to maximize the vitamin D production for that day.

Both American Academy of Dermatology and The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends getting vitamin D from the diet or supplements. Not from the sun. So do I. And if you still want to expose your skin to direct sunlight, for a short period of time per day, then at least make sure you cover your face with sun protection. Since your face is the body part that is exposed the most, make sure you protect it the most.

For more information about Vitamin D, I suggest reading this page.

What about tanning beds?

Tanning beds are mostly emitting UVA. So using solarium is probably one of the best ways to get wrinkles fast. Besides aging your skin rapidly, it will deplete you of vitamin D.

Using tanning beds will also increase your risk of skin cancer. People using tanning beds before the age of 35 actually increase their risk of developing melanoma by 75 %. So if you should avoid anything in this world, let it be tanning beds.

Extra tips to be even more sunwise

Your face (including your neck) is the body part that gets most exposed to the sun and UV radiation. If you think about it, it is the only part of your body that gets exposed every single day, unless you live in a climate that is warm all year round. Therefore it needs even more thoroughly protection.

Me in the sun wearing my favorite sunscreens and sunglasses
Your face is the body part that gets the most exposure to UV-rays. So make sure you protect it carefully. Here I am wearing all three sunscreens recommended above. And sunglasses of course 🙂

I suggest adding some extra protection by wearing a hat when the sun is strong. And of course, wearing sunglasses whenever the sun is attendant enough to give you a reason to squint. Even sunny winter days. Remember that the eye area is the thinnest and most delicate part of your face. And that’s the place where signs of aging will be most prominent.

Don’t forget your hands. It’s another body part that gets exposed almost, or exactly, as often as your face. And on top of that, you usually wash them several times per day. So apply and reapply your sunscreen on your hands.

Finally, add some extra protection from the inside with the right diet. Read my article about the amazing carotenoids to learn more.

Round up

Puh, a long post and lots of information. But now you know how to save your skin from the most devastating factor when it comes to skin aging. I have covered what you need to know about sun protection from an anti-aging perspective. Why it’s the best wrinkle cream in the market. Plus giving you my own favorite products. Thinking in terms of anti aging will also protect your skin from cancer since UVA does have a considerable role in cancer development.

Once this preventive action is in place it will be much easier for other anti aging methods to start working efficiently. So you will see better results, both short term, and long term.

This is your ultimate guide to the number 1 Anti-Aging secret: Finding the most effective sunscreen to prevent aging. Learn how to use it correctly and it will be the best wrinkle cream you can find. #preventaging #youngerlookingskin #youthfulskin #reverseaging #healthyaging #reverseskindamage #beautycare #skinfirming #antiagingskincare #tipsforbetterskin

Just remember that we do need the sun for many health reasons and I do not suggest you avoid it completely. Just be smart and limit your exposure. Wear an effective sunscreen that has the ultimate protection against UVA-rays but also remember that no sunscreen will give you 100 percent coverage. If you’re like me and want even more protection, you will need to compliment with extra topical antioxidants and nutrients from the inside, in order to help your skin recover from the damage that still gets through. More information about that is coming soon.  

Finally, let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about this topic. Also, I would love to hear if you have tried any of the products I recommend or if you have any other favorites. Sharing is caring!

Until next time!

Ann

This Post Has 40 Comments

  1. Hi Ann! Very nice to see your article. The article of How to choose an Effective Anti Aging Sunscreen is very interesting. I am glad to found this article, maybe it can be my reference. Thanks for sharing. cocoonmedicalspa.com

    1. Thank you Sintia! Glad you liked my article. And yes you are very welcome to use it as a reference 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for the recommendations! I have an autoimmune disease that makes being in the sun a bit more challenging. Hoping to try what you linked here to see if it works!!

    1. Hi Dina! I hope you try it out. Let me know what you think 🙂

  3. We put so much time and effort into finding the best sunscreen for our bodies and yet often overlook our faces! This is great advice!

    1. Thank you Britt! Glad you liked the post! 🙂

  4. This is so awesome to know!

    1. Thank you Jayde! Glad to help 🙂

  5. Thanks for this informational post!! Ive heard sunscreens can be unhealthy in terms of some of the ingredients …which is why i have been refraining from using them…but i would like to protect my skin.. any recommendations?

    1. Hi Tal!

      Thank you for your comment, and good question! I think many people are just like you, that they have heard so many scary things about certain ingredients that they rather not use any protection at all. And I was scared for a while as well. Until I did some throughout research about the whole thing. I can tell you for sure that most of the fearsome things you read about concerning sunscreen ingredients, do not have any scientific basis. And the ones that could be of any danger are not included in the products I use.

      I also want to stress the danger of not using any sun protection at all. Not just will it age your skin rapidly, but it is also a high-risk factor for cancer. Please take care of yourself <3

      1. Thanks, Ann for your reply! I will check out your recommendations! Best wishes <3

        1. You are very welcome!

  6. Hi gorgeous! 😉
    Do you wait for some time between applying the both sunscreens to your face and so on?

    I have been using EVY Daily UV Face Mousse SPF 30. Do you know if there is any important difference between the one you use and this?

    Love your blog. Keep up the good work.
    // your friend Linda

    1. Hi dear Linda! And thank you so much!

      Yes, I usually wait a few minutes between the sunscreens. But sometimes when I am in a hurry I don’t. I have noticed that Evy sets quite fast so you shouldn’t need to wait too long 🙂

      Yes, there are some differences between the face mousse and the one I mention in my post. The face mousse is slightly lighter and contains even more moisturizing ingredients. But the regular one with SPF 50 has higher protection against UVA-radiation so that is why I prefer to use that one 🙂 Especially since I have not always been this good at using sunscreen. So I try to make up for it by using it even more thoroughly these days and with as high protection as possible.

      They are still both excellent products with great UVA protection and great skin-beneficial ingredients even though I recommend the one with SPF 50. The most important thing though is to apply it every single day. Btw I have been told that they will release a face mousse spf 50 next year 🙂

      Thank again!!

  7. Important post with a lot of valuable information. I live in Florida and have pale skin so I don’t put anything on my face that does not have SPF in it to keep my face protected but never thought of it from the side of being anti-aging.

    1. Hi Lora! So great that you have been conscious about sun protection! And now you know what a huge effect it has on anti aging 🙂

  8. Lots of really great info here! I’m gonna try that SPF mousse

    1. Thank you Kristen! And glad to hear you will try it out, you’re gonna love it! 🙂

  9. I am obsessed with skin care. Loved this article 🙂

    1. So glad to hear that Leyla! 🙂

  10. My goodness your skin is divine. Thanks for the tips. I’m still looking for the right sunscreen. I’m from the Philippines.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! And you’re very welcome for the tips! I saw that eucerin is sold in your country, at least online. So definitely give it a try 🙂 Also, I found Evy has a facebook page for asia, so ask them about retailers near you https://www.facebook.com/pg/EVYHK/about/?ref=page_internal 🙂 Good luck!

  11. I didn’t even know there was anti-aging sunscreen! SO great!

    1. Thank you Sydney! Glad to help!! 🙂

  12. Thank you for sharing this and doing the “homework” for us – this is the kind of stuff I need to know but never take the time to research! Thank you!

    1. You’re very welcome Lisa! Glad to help! 🙂

  13. Hi. Great info. Would you mind if I shared with the Fab Fifties ladies who follow my FB group? I think they all would find this helpful.

    1. Thank you so much Laureen! And yes you are very welcome to share the article! 😀

  14. Wow! I didn’t know I was most likely applying sunscreen the wrong way! It’s so important to protect our skin, thank you so much for sharing your tips!

    1. Thank you Brooke! Glad the post helped! 🙂

  15. What??!! When I’m sitting in my house?? I will opt for the daily moisturizer with sunscreen next time.

    I appreciate that you showed the amount of product to use. One thing that I would find useful would be an indication of how long these containers of moisturizer last, if it’s a couple of weeks, or a month, or …

    1. Hi Cindy and thank you for your comment!
      Yes definitely wear sunscreen inside if you are spending time close to windows. And make sure the sunscreen has high protection against UVA, because that is what is slipping through the windows and damage your skin.

      Good question about how long these products will last. I mentioned the BB-cream from Jane Iredale (that last forever, seriously). And I should add that the EVY sunscreen SPF 50 lasts at least 2 months (probably longer). I use it all over my face, neck, my decolletage, and my hands.

      When it comes to Eucerin sensitive protect spf 50, I would say at least 6-8 weeks.

      I will have to measure exactly next time and then add this info to the blog post 🙂 The reason I don’t exactly remember when I ran out last time, is because they last so long 🙂

  16. Wow great post!! Thank you for sharing your best tips! I’m using EVY with spf 30 and am super happy with it, but will definitely go for spf 50 once I run out! Do you use a moisturizer underneath as well?

    1. Thank you so much Erica! And so glad to hear you are using Evy already! Definitely go for the SPF 50 especially during these summer months 🙂 I do not use a moisturizer underneath. I only go for a vitamin c serum for some extra antioxidant protection. And in the winter when I tend to go dryer I use a more moisturizing serum as well 🙂

  17. Wow really informative post. I really have to consider using sunscreen for all the benefits listed . The uv Ray’s are getting closer to the skin.

    1. Thank you Anthea! And yes, sunscreen is truly a must! 🙂

  18. I love the sound of the mousse sunblock, but have never seen it on sale here (in Germany). Do you have a sunblock that you would recommend that is hypoallergenic? I break out in a rash with many sunscreens (so I have to use some that are for sensitive or baby skin)

    1. Hi Rachael! No, it is probably not sold in Germany yet 🙁 But you can purchase it through this link https://amzn.to/316Q5gZ and I don’t think shipping will that much.

      This mousse is also my firsthand recommendation for hypoallergenic skin, which is the skin type I have. It’s recommended by dermatologists for even the most sensitive skin types, so you won’t be disappointed. Actually, I am so confident you will tolerate it (and love it) that I am willing to purchase it from you, if you against all odds, were to get a reaction 🙂

      I also recommend the other two sunscreens I mentioned, for hypoallergenic skin. I tolerate them very well and they feel like a second skin on my face. I am sure you will tolerate them as well.

      Let me know if you have any more questions, and definitely let me know if you try them out!

  19. I am so glad you did this post and it’s SO important to protect our skin. Love all the info! Thanks!

    1. Thank you Nancy!! Yes it is indeed! So glad you liked the post! 🙂

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