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five sneaky ways to add SPF to your beauty routine

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, "one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, and each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people" (source).  It is proven that "about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun" (source). The best way to protect your self from the sun's harmful UV rays is to use SPF, or commonly known as, sunscreen. Fun fact: SPF actually stands for sun protection factor, and it's measured on how long a sunscreen will protect you in the sun. For example, if used right, if you generally burn after 20 minutes in the sun, a SPF 30 product will protect for roughly 10 hours (source). Of course, with all sunscreens, you will need to reapply every 2-3 hours.

Summer is definitely here, and so is the sun; and I know that putting on sunscreen can be a buzzkill sometimes. I mean, we all want that nice bronze color, right? But what we don't want is a horribly burned face, because let's be honest- that stuff hurts! And so does skin cancer. So today I am going to share five sneaky ways to add SPF to your beauty routine, and bonus: all of the products I am going to mention DO NOT smell like sunscreen!


1. moisturizer
Since you are going to moisturize, picking a moisturizer with SPF is simply the EASIEST way to sneak SPF into your beauty routine. I really love Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Cream. I love that this cream is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and Phthalates this formula protects skin from sunlight, including UVA, UVB, infrared, and visible light to support antiaging. And it boasts an amazing SPF 30.

2. bb/cc cream
Using a bb/cc cream is the second easiest way to sneak in SPF. When the weather is warm, it's usually time to toss the foundation, because a bb/cc cream is usually the only thing you need. You can use a primer & concealer with bb/cc cream, fyi. Also, a bb cream will give you a moisturizer and some blurring of imperfections, but a cc cream will actually give you color and mimic a foundation. One of my favorite bb creams is the Dr. Jart+ premium beauty balm. It's basically an all in one beauty product that can take the place of a moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum. It also has SPF 45, comes in two shades- light- medium & medium-deep, and is tone adjusting. A great cc cream that I have tried and loved is the Supergoop! daily correct cc cream. It has an SPF of 35 and minimizes my redness. 

3. makeup setting spray
I hate the way that my makeup wants to melt off my face whenever I go out into the humidity filled heat that inhibits the Northwest throughout the Summer months. My secret weapon: setting spray. Not only does it help with my melting issue, it also matifies my powder foundation, saves me from looking all cakey, and has SPF. And another nice thing is the whole reapplying thing- you can just spray it on again. My favorite is an amazing spray from Coola, because it has green tea and aloe, smells good, and is not sticky. As an alternative, I also really like the Supergoop! SPF 50 Defense Refresh Setting Mist.

4. lip balm
Lips are the one place that people always forget to slather in SPF. A few years ago, my lips burned really bad, so since then, I ALWAYS wear a lippy with SPF in it. My favorites are Coola liplux Sport in peppermint & vanilla & Fresh Sugar lip treatment.

5. serum
Since facial serums are able to penetrate the deeper layers of skin that your regular moisturizer is unable to, I am a huge fan of them. I have done some research, and the only serum that I have found that has SPF in it is Supergoop! city sunscreen serum. It's the first of its kind, it has SPF 30, is non-comedogenic, and oil free.


*I know I have recommended alot of Supergoop! products, and the reason is simple: the products are more likely to have SPF in them, because Supergoop! is famous and well known for their sunscreen.

*Also if you are wondering about layering products with sunscreen, the answer is simple: when you layer a SPF 30 and a SPF 20, you are not getting SPF 50 coverage- you will get the SPF 30 coverage. SPFs do not combine, instead you will get the higher coverage amount.

Do you use SPF on a daily basis? 
How would you "sneak" it into your beauty routine?

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