The Dog Days of Summer officially start July 22nd.  We all know it’s important to protect your skin when spending time outdoors. We also all know that not all sunscreens are the same.  Beauty enthusiast Sara Bartlett breaks it down and has advice for those sunscreen woes.

Sunscreen formulas for face and body – do I need one of each?

Body formula is usually heavier and can cause breakouts while face formula is typically lighter and more skincare-like. Choose a formula that works for your face first and use it all over.

Where in my skincare/makeup routine does sunscreen fit?

It is the last thing you apply before makeup. Moisturize, sunscreen, then makeup.

Sunscreen that doesn’t smell like sunscreen:

Aveeno Protect and Hydrate Lotion

Easy to apply on kids:

Sun Bum Mineral Whipped Mousse

Mineral sunscreen that won’t leave a gray or white cast on darker skin tones:

Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Face Sunscreen

Sunscreen that feels light but stands up to sweat:

Banana Boat Light as Air Sunscreen  

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