The use of sunscreen for me is basically non-negotiable, and with so many good sunscreens out there today there's really no excuse to skim on sun protection. I know how a lot of sunscreens out there can smell like science and clogs your pores, but if you're able to get one that suits your skin, I highly recommend you use it on the daily! I use sunscreen religiously and I think you should too!
Some people think about sun protection only when they spend a day at the beach or the pool. Bun sun exposure adds up day after day and it happens whenever you are under the sun. The harmful rays from the sun can really damage your skin, and it's never too late to start protecting your skin. The little time you take from your day to apply some on your skin will totally pay off at the end of the day.
I was at my aunt's over the weekend and as I walked upstairs to see my little nieces, I heard them asking each other if they have applied sunscreen. My aunt has definitely taught them well when it comes to skincare. The little one immediately went to get her little sunscreen tub and covered her face and neck with SPF before running outside to play. This goes to show that it really doesn't matter how young or how old you are, if you are living on a planet where the sun shines on your skin, you will need protection from the sun's harmful rays - every single day from birth.
There are a lot of beauty products today that comes with SPF to make it ever so convenient for us. So if you're indoors most of the day with short intervals under the sun, I say go for an SPF15 or so. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, especially here in Malaysia where the sun is really strong, personally I would recommend SPF110 (Banana Boat sells them). But if you're in a country that's not too hot, you could go for something lower like SPF30.
I have been using Supergoop's Everyday Sunscreen for the past few years now. In a nutshell, it is lightweight, non-greasy, and it just smells so good. My husband thinks I smell like a holiday which is pretty cool. Because it is fast-absorbing, I could apply my foundation on top of it in just a minute after massaging the sunscreen in. If you've tried this and you feel that it doesn't suit your skin, you can easily find other sunscreens out there that isn't gross and greasy, and ones that don't smell like science!
I really recommend developing the habit of doing so. Even if you've never used sunscreen in the past, it's never too late to start.
If you already loving them as much as I do, which one is your favourite?