You think your foundation with SPF sunscreen is enough coverage for most days? Think again! An article from the Wall Street Journal states that only one out of five people wear sunscreen correctly and consistently each day! The article breaks down what you actually need to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays:
1. Antioxidant Day Cream
2. Sunscreen (a shot glass full!)
3. Foundation Makeup with SPF
As if we don’t already put enough stuff on our face each morning! Antioxidant cream helps prevent rays from causing free-radical damage; and while sunscreen is an obvious step, the newest are “broad spectrum,” meaning they protect from UVA rays, in addition to UVB (even if you have SPF50 on, if you’re not combating UVA, you’re getting sun damage). Foundation makeup is your extra shield; think of it as a final layer to ensure your precious face doesn’t get penetrated by nasty beams (like zinc oxide!).
I have been using a broad spectrum SPF50 BB cream since last summer, and even though I don’t use foundation, I still feel protected since it blocks both UVB and UVA rays. I use this religiously each day, even on rainy days! But now I’m researching a good antioxidant cream to use under my sunscreen to protect from free radicals.
Here are few options, so you’re covered for each of the three steps:
100% Pure Organic Acai Berry Antioxidant Facial Cream
On Amazon for $22.50.
Lavanila The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 Face Cream
At Sephora for $28.
Citrix Antioxidant Sunscreen with SPF30
On Dermstore for $23.10.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream with SPF35
At Sephora for $39.
Yves Saint Laurent Teint Radiance Enhancing Flawless Foundation with SPF20
At Sephora for $48.