I'm about to be a total nag, but it's seasonally necessary: You need to wear sunscreen. You can thank me in 20 years.Now, let's move on to the practical part of this advice. I've scouted many a facial-cream-with-SPF. Some are too thick, some are ineffective, some smell bad... but these three? They're just right. ♥Olay Complete All-Day Moisture SPF 15 ($9.50). The classic! We have it on good authority from a friend who works at a fancy fashion magazine that Olay products perform on par with the luxury beauty brands that cost five times as much. This moisturizer makes us believe.
♥Avene Hydrance Optimale SPF 25 ($36). Yes, it's not cheap but this hydrating cream spreads on thick so a little goes a long way. Also: It works like a shield on your skin, but it doesn't feel like chainmail. Good for pale-and-sensitive girls like me.
♥Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($13.50). No fragrance, oil-free and gentle enough for daily use on sensitive skin. Win-win-win. (Also check out the Ultra-Calming version in SPF 15.
We say this because we love you: No matter what shade of the rainbow you are, you must protect your skin!Stay tuned for our recommendations for super-oily complexions. Now go have a fun summer.
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