Sun Self-Defense: The Ultimate SPY Guide to the Best Sunscreens

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* Most dermatologists agree you should wear SPF everyday
* SPF products for every skin type
* Double your UV defense with sun-blocking hats

Summer is just around the corner – that means longer days, hotter temperatures and plenty of sunshine. You don’t need us to tell you how important it is to lather on the sunscreen, especially on those scorching summer days.

From a dip in the pool to an afternoon run at the park, we often forget to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. To help you ante up your sun defense all year round, check out our ultimate guide to the best sunscreens below.


Sun-Blocking Hats


The face is one of the areas most susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays, and is the site on which most skin care cases are found. Hence, hats are a great way to add protection to your face when you know you’ll be in the sun. See below for six of our favorite hats with a UPF of 50+.

Eric Javits Braid Dame Hat Image courtesy of Nordstrom

SPY Guide: 6 Stylish Hats With Sun-Blocking UPF


Best New Sunscreen Brands


Now that summer is officially upon us, you must get your sunscreen habit (or lack thereof) in order. But aside from the generic drugstore brands, which often don’t address specific skin issues or needs, it’s hard to know which sunscreen brands to try out. We’ve found five new sunscreen brands that not only will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, it does wonders for your skin as well.

Neogen Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Sunscreen Image courtesy of Sephora

SPY Guide: 5 Best New Sunscreen Brands


Things You Didn’t Know About Your Sunscreen


Now that the sun is back for summer, you’re probably thinking of getting your tan on. Make sure you’ve got your sunscreen on too – and not just for the reasons you think. Here are 9 things you didn’t know about your sunscreen.

Colorscience Sunforgettable Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Brush Image courtesy of Murad

SPY Guide: 9 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Your Sunscreen


Anti-Aging & Color-Correcting Sunscreen


This broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen is a revolutionary mineral formula that shields your skin while creating a dewy glow that looks lovely on its own or with makeup. The environmental protection guards against UVA, UVB, pollution, blue light and infrared radiation all day long. Get more details and shop in link below.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Sunscreen Image courtesy of Murad

Why You Need This Anti-Aging, Color-Correcting Sunscreen


Sunscreens That Won’t Make You Break Out


Discover the 8 highly-rated, dermatologist-approved and technologically advanced sunscreen options. They all contain the optimal SPF coverage to protect your skin while maintaining a lightweight, hypoallergenic formula that will not clog pores or irritate even the most sensitive of skin types.

elta MD Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Image courtesy of Amazon

8 Sunscreens That Won’t Enlarge Pores or Make You Break Out