Well, that’s unfortunate – but definitely no reason to skip it. Getting a summer glow in a safe way has never been easier. All your excuses are blown out of the water.
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Excuse: “It takes too long to apply”
Poor excuse, lazy. Spray formulations like Garnier Ambre Solaire Protection Spray SPF30, $19.99, not only leave you with even coverage, they help you get your SPF dose from the bottle to your skin in record time, sans slathering.
Excuse: “It irritates my skin”
“A low-irritant sunscreen will be fragrance free and predominantly free of chemical blockers such as PABA. Instead, it will contain physical blockers like titanium dioxide,” says dermatologist Dr. Li-Chuen Wong. Basically – get reading the ingredients and look for sunscreens like Cetaphil Suntivity SPF50+ Ultra-Light Lotion, $20.95, that are specifically tailored for skin prone to reactions.
Excuse: “It makes me look pasty and pale”
The fear of getting all ghost-like thanks to sunscreen is probably still sticking around from your years of school swim class. If in your mind summer = bronzed, save yourself the sun damage and look for a product with a gradual tan or tint included, like Model Co Bronze Dry Touch Suncreen SPF50, $44.95.
Excuse: “It makes me break out”
While this may have been a huge issue with SPF in the past, thanks to new product formulations, if you read your labels right, there’s no chance of sunscreen bringing on a pimple. Non-comodogenic products like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Clear Face Sunscreen Liquid Lotion SPF30, $22.99, will save you any skin dramas, rest assured.
Excuse: “I just hate the smell”
Sure, that traditional sunscreen from the counter of your local pool or lifeguard might not be a match for your favourite fragrance or hair conditioner. But, you know what is? Anything coconut, that’s what. Get around Le Tan Coconut Spray SPF30, $25.99, then let us know if you still can’t stand sunscreen.