Most redheads know we should wear sunscreen when the sun is out and many are still unaware sun damage can happen even when it’s not so sunny outside. Did you know UV filters can penetrate clouds and come through windows? This means that, without adequate protection inside or outside, we could be leaving our redhead skin open to damage –– even on the rainiest of days.
And it’s not just us redheads that should be protecting our skin; everyone, regardless of their melanin content, should be wearing an SPF all year round.
Sun damage is responsible for many aging-related aesthetic issues such as wrinkles and sun-spots, not to mention the increased risk of melanoma. If you spend a fortune on anti-aging creams and serums but don’t use a daily SPF, you’re sidestepping the most vital anti-aging step we can take!
READ: Sun Protection 101 for Redheads From a 6-Time Melanoma Survivor
As a natural redhead and skincare lover, I’ve tried many of the most popular facial SPFs on the market. Many have left a streak, sticky residue, or caused me to break out. However, a select few have seriously impressed me and have become a vital part of my daily skincare kit.
Here are my top 3 best ‘redhead friendly’ facial sunscreens to wear year-round:
1. MISSHA All Around Safe Block Waterproof Sun Milk SPF50+
This sun milk is a broad-spectrum suncream that melts onto the skin quickly thanks to its watery consistency. As an added bonus, it’s waterproof and acts as an excellent makeup primer. I’m on my second bottle of this now and will definitely re-purchase!
2. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+
The Biore UV Aqua Rich sunscreen helps prevents sunspots and resistant to sweat and water. It’s highly rated online and it’s clear to see why. It blends well into the skin and contains some moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid to keep redhead skin hydrated and comfortable.
3. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Ultra-Light Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 5
This sunscreen is an ultra-light facial sunscreen that absorbs well into the skin and doesn’t leave it feeling too shiny or sticky.
Stay protected and rock your fabulous red hair. Rock it like a Redhead!
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