3 Sunscreen Myths & Best Daily Sunscreen for Face & Body

May 12, 2022

3 Sunscreen Myths & Best Daily Sunscreen for Face & Body

Although we know that sunscreen is fundamentally necessary, there are still a few prevailing myths about wearing it every day. This week we're debunking the top three sunscreen myths, along with listing a few of our favorite, easy-to-apply SPFs so you can stick with a consistent sun protection routine.

 

Myth #1 You don’t always need to wear sunscreen 

Harmful UVA light and UVB rays can still cause damage to exposed skin on cloudy days. So even on overcast days, wear a hat, seek shade, and wear sunscreen because ultraviolet light can lead to sunburn and permanent sun damage.

Myth #2 Your body can’t absorb Vitamin D while wearing sunscreen

No matter how much sunscreen you use or how high the SPF, some of the sun’s UV rays reach your skin. Clinical studies have never found that everyday sunscreen use leads to Vitamin D deficiency.Therefore it's crucial to wear sunscreen to prevent the negative effects of the sun.

Myth #3 Wearing sunscreen will prevent you from tanning

Sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays but still allows for tanning, as a tan is the body’s natural protective response to UV exposure. To avoid getting color, it is best to apply sunscreen or sunblock, then cover up thoroughly with a large-brimmed hat and long, protective clothing.

Our picks:

Decree Day Shield SPF 30

Use this refreshing, hydrating mist to protect your skin against UV rays, aging pollution, and perpetual blue light. This environmental spray applies clear, and the invisible mist absorbs easily over makeup. UV filters Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide act as a protective shield while collagen-protecting peptides keep skin supple and firm.

 Decree Day Shield SPF 30

 

Zitsticka Megashade™ Breakout-Proof SPF Serum

This broad-spectrum SPF 50+ is designed around easy-to-use daily protection and is formulated for acne-prone skin. Designed with the highest quality SPF 50+ actives for broad-spectrum protection, this non-irritating serum does not clog pores and yields a luminous sheen with the help of Aloe Vera. 

Zitsticka Megashade™ Breakout-Proof SPF Serum

 

Mara Sea Kale Sunscreen Serum

A favorite for dry skin, this daily mineral sunscreen serum made with Glow Defense Technology™melts on the skin and calms it with marine botanicals to reduce skin stress.

Mara Sea Kale Sunscreen Serum

 

ELTAMD UV Clear SPF 46 Oil-Free

Ideal for oily skin, this genius sunscreen combines broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with Zinc Oxide and the skin benefits of Niacinamide to calm acne. This formula is also oil-free, sensitivity-free, and fragrance-free—containing a whopping 9% Zinc Oxide.

 

 


EltaMD UV REPLENISH Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 $40
UV REPLENISH Broad-Spectrum SPF 44
Suntegrity Skincare Sport Mineral Sun Stick - Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $26
Sport Mineral Sun Stick - Broad Spectrum SPF 30
EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50 Airless Pump $53
UV Sport SPF 50 Airless Pump
Suntegrity Skincare All Natural Face Protection & Primer SPF30 $45
All Natural Face Protection & Primer SPF30
EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50 Very Water Resistant- Tube $29
EltaMD Sport SPF 50 Water Resistant Sunscreen
EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer $34
UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer
EltaMD UV Physical SPF41- Lightly Tinted $37
UV Physical SPF41- Lightly Tinted
Suntegrity Skincare 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen SPF 30 $45
5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen SPF 30
Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops $145
Dr. Barbara Sturm SPF 50 Sun Drops Serum
EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Oil-Free $40
EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Clear Sunscreen
EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 $42
EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 46 Mineral Sunscreen
EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF40 $36.50
EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen
EltaMD UV ELEMENTS Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Tinted $40
UV ELEMENTS Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Tinted
EltaMD UV Active Broad Spectrum SPF50+ $32
UV Active Broad Spectrum SPF50+
EltaMD UV Glow Broad-Spectrum SPF 36-Tinted $41
UV Glow Broad-Spectrum SPF 36-Tinted
EltaMD UV Stick Broad Spectrum SPF50+ $34
EltaMD UV Stick SPF 50+ Mineral Sunscreen Stick
Mini Bloom Sunny Stick - SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen $16
Sunny Stick - SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen
BEAUTYCOUNTER Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer $50
Beautycounter Dew Skin SPF Sheer Tinted Moisturizer
Necessaire The Sunscreen $35
Necessaire The Sunscreen
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