It’s universally understood that sunscreen is essential for healthy, protected skin.
It shields you from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun, and it’s important to wear it year-round (no matter the weather, the sun’s rays can still cause damage).
It’s especially important to shield your skin in the summertime when the sun is strong and the days are long.
This inspired me to create my newest product – the Alana Mitchell Daily Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream Moisturizer!
This SPF 30 formula is made with 18% zinc oxide to protect your skin, as well as alpha lipoic acid and castor oil for anti-aging and moisturizing properties.
But today, I want to talk to you about another summertime BFF: tinted sunscreen!
I absolutely love it, especially for those days where I don’t want to wear foundation or a heavy base makeup.
You can learn to love wearing sunscreen with all the options available today, I promise!
Tinted sunscreen provides a light veil of camouflage to help conceal imperfections and gives your skin a glow, and it also protects from the sun at the same time! Win-win.
Like regular sunscreen, tinted sunscreen should be reapplied every 1-2 hours for maximum effectiveness.
I always wear it when I don’t want to wear a full face of makeup and I’m out running errands, heading to the gym, or spending a lot of time at the pool or outdoors.
First and foremost, protecting your skin from developing fine lines and wrinkles is a must.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, approximately 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun.
Furthermore, they report that every year there are more new cases of skin cancer diagnosed than breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer combined.
That is one seriously scary statistic. Luckily, you can help prevent skin cancer with the right protection!
I personally recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater every day.
SPF 30 offers full protection, unlike SPF 15, which is why it’s my baseline for sunscreen use. I typically use a tinted sunscreen as part of my regular routine, too!
If you do happen to get burned, it’s so important to take care of your skin!
I have the best products for post-sunburn here.
Interested in exploring some options and finding the right tinted sunscreen for you? Let’s explore our options.
The Perfect Base
Looking for the right way to start your day? Try the Coola Face SPF 30 Matte Finish Tint Mineral Sunscreen.
Defend your skin from both the sun and environmental pollution with a chemical-free, mineral matte shield.
This unscented, lightly tinted formula delivers broad spectrum SPF 30 protection as it fights the damaging effects of free radicals.
- Antioxidant-infused Borage Seed Oil and Evening Primrose Extract will rejuvenate skin, targeting early signs of aging.
- Shea butter hydrates and softens sun-exposed skin while restoring elasticity.
On-The-Go Beauty & Protection
Running out the door in a hurry? Don’t have time to put on a full face of makeup, but you still need some protection?
You might want to try Image Skincare Prevention+ Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30. It goes on smoothly to give the skin a natural, even glow while simultaneously hydrating the skin with moisture, physically protecting the skin from sun damage, and preventing environmental damage that causes aging.
You’ll love the way you look as well as the protection you get from this tinted moisturizer.
- Zinc oxide – powerful, physical broad-spectrum sun protection
- Titanium Dioxide – physical sun protection
- Vitamin A – collagen synthesis
- Vitamin E – helps reuse vitamin C
For The Beach Babe
If you love the beach (and honestly, who doesn’t?) and love a light, bronzey glow without the sun damage, you should try this color-adjusting sunscreen.
Prevent the signs and symptoms of aging with Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50, an anti-aging, emollient, daily moisturizer that protects the skin from sun damage with SPF 50.
Dermalogica Patented Oleosome encapsulation technology increases the effectiveness of this sunscreen, providing your skin with the most advanced sun protection on the market.
- Antioxidant-rich White Tea neutralizes free radicals and prevents environmental age-factors from damaging the skin, stopping signs of aging before they start.
- Polypeptide blend stimulates skin cell production of collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as promote, firmer, younger-looking skin.
Anti-Aging & Antioxidants
DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Tinted Moisturizer uniquely combines broad spectrum sun protection with a beautifying tint and advanced anti-aging technology to give you the ultimate tinted moisturizer around.
This lightweight, universally-tinted moisturizer provides even coverage that gives a naturally sun-kissed look.
You’ll look and feel as though you just returned from a vacation every day, without being exposed to UVA and UVB rays! At the same time, hydrating elements penetrate deep into the skin, locking moisture in for lasting benefits.
- Plant stem cells revive the appearance of the skin.
- Peptides firm and tone the skin for an even, toned appearance.
- Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals and environmental damage.
I cannot advocate for regular, responsible use of sunscreen enough.
It’s so important for the health of your skin and your body! I personally opt for a tinted sunscreen more often than foundation or a BB cream because of its higher protection powers.
Bonus: SPF = anti-aging!
The light coverage of a tinted sunscreen is such a great option if you’re self-conscious about going bare-faced (hello, all of us) at the beach or pool.
It really is your perfect summer bestie!
Do you wear sunscreen daily? Have you tried a tinted sunscreen, or do you prefer wearing it underneath your makeup? Let us know why or why not in the comments!