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Revolutionary Sun Protection Products Redheads Need to Know About

You probably have no idea these products even exist

At How to Be a Redhead, we love sun protection! Redheads are at extremely high risk for skin cancer, so finding new SPF products and seeing new sun protection technology is something we love. Here are 6 revolutionary sun protection products every redhead should know about:

SPF part powder

Scalp sunburn is a real thing and it sucks. Protecting your scalp with a hat is easy, but what if you can’t wear a hat or you need to take it off? That’s where the part powder comes in! Simply spray, shake or brush it on and you’re good to go.

Redheads Recommend: Supergoop! Part Powder | Ulta Mineral Hair & Scalp Powder


Ulta Mineral Hair & Scalp Powder: $14

Facial powder with SPF

Facial SPF is nothing new, but most facial SPF products are meant to be worn under your makeup. The problem with this is SPF needs to be reapplied every 1-2 hours to remain effective. The facial powder can be applied right over your makeup like a setting powder and can even help reduce oiliness.

Redheads Recommend: Tarte Set & Protect Powder | Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen Powder

Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen Powder: $34

Sun protection lipstick

Having sunburnt lips is no fun, and you can’t always apply your SPF chapstick when you’re wearing makeup, so why not use lipstick with SPF already?

Redheads Recommend: MDSolarSciences Hydrating Sheer Lip Balm SPF 30 in Blush

MDSolarSciences Hydrating Sheet Lip Balm SPF 30: $20

SPF reapplication patches

These handy patches can help you remember to reapply your SPF and give you a visual way to track your sun exposure. These are especially great for cloudy days when the UV index may be high but you don’t feel at risk because the sun isn’t out.

Redheads Recommend: SPOTMYUV UV Stickers

SPOTMYUV UV Stickers: $16

UPF clothing

For an added level of protection, you can get sun protection clothing! The fabric is created to block UV rays and protect your skin, so you never have to worry about sun damage under your clothing. 

SPF primer

Another great makeup product for sun protection is SPF primer. Some sunscreens can make your makeup pill, but SPF-infused primers will give you protection and a good base for your foundation.

Redheads Recommend: NARS Radiance Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen | Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30

Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30: $55

Rock it like a Redhead!