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The Best Sunscreens in Honor of National Sunscreen Day

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National Sunscreen Day is May 24, and this super important day serves as a reminder to slather ourselves with sunblock before basking in the sunlight. The feel-good effects of the sun can be incredibly beneficial to our minds and bodies. Vitamin D or the “sunshine vitamin” can have a huge impact on depression, improve our mood and even lower the risk of cancer. While all of these positives are great, we can’t forget the downsides of too much exposure to sunlight.

National Sunscreen Day, otherwise known as “Don’t Fry Day” is a great reason to purchase a new sunscreen and a friendly reminder that we should be thinking about sun protection on a daily basis. Sunscreen not only protects us from uncomfortable sunburn and weird tan lines, but it is a vital tool that assists in shielding your skin from the harmful effects of UVA/UVB rays. So whether you are planning a day out in the sun to soak up all the benefits the rays can provide or are just enjoying a much deserved day at the beach, we have put together a list of the best sunscreens on the market right now.

This natural mineral sunscreen contains only five ingredients and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This cream can be used for both your face and body, has zero added fragrances, and is water resistant for up to 40 minutes.

This spray sunscreen lives up to its name. It is incredibly lightweight for a sheer finish after application. This pick is also oil free and non-comedogenic, which is great news for your pores!

This option is a bit on the pricey side, but is totally worth it. It was on the consumer report list of best sunscreens for 2019. It has a matte finish and is unscented so it’s safe for sensitive skin.

If you love a bronzed look and a scented sunscreen is more your thing this is a fabulous option to consider. The smell of Hawaiian Tropic screams summer vacation. This spray offers broad spectrum protection and will assist you with that sun-kissed glow.

If you’re always on the go, this is the sunblock for you. This choice comes in a convenient stick formula that you can easily pop in your purse and it is infused with coconut and vanilla oils, which results in a heavenly scent.

Eyeshadow with SPF?! We are here for it. Supergoop!’s new Shimmershade eyeshadow is the very first of its kind and protects your eyes from harmful rays. The delicate area around your eyes is not only more prone to aging, but UV light can also increase your risk of eye diseases. It also doesn’t hurt that each shade has just the right amount of sparkle that will surely dazzle in the sun. 

What is your favorite way to apply SPF? Let us know in the comments!


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