Elta MD Skincare Sunscreen Review
The one piece of skincare advice that I would give my younger self is to be more diligent about applying sunscreen. Every. Single. Day. We hear about it all of the time how sun damage is the worst thing for your skin and how it can cause premature aging (no thank you!!)
My daily skincare routine involves sunscreen no matter the time of year or how long I’ll be in the sun for. That’s because wearing broadspectrum sunscreen every day on sun-exposed skin helps prevent premature skin aging as well as provide antioxidant protection to resist skin aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR). I think of my daily sunscreen application routine as an investment in my future self. Due to my sensitive skin, I’m quite selective about the sunscreen that I apply to my face. It has to be non-greasy and formulated for sensitive skin. My favorite is Elta MD Skincare and I am very excited to partner with them for today’s post!
Know Your Sunscreen…
Elta MD Skincare is a mineral-based broad-spectrum sun protection for every skin type and lifestyle. For more than a decade, EltaMD has developed sunscreens and skin care products that are widely used and recommended by top dermatologists and plastic surgeons as well as other medical professionals. They create products that help restore, protect and maintain healthy skin. It’s also the #1 dermatologist-recommended professional sunscreen brand in the US.* The products and formulas are great for sensitive skin, weightless and fragrance-free. If you’re looking for oil-free products, most of EltaMD’s are (except the UV Daily formulas.) All are broad-spectrum formulas and protect against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. They offer 15 different versions for you to choose from including:
-UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 (my favorite for everyday wear, going to the gym, and under makeup)
-UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Tinted (my favorite for the days I don’t want to wear any makeup)
-UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50
-UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40
I cannot stress enough the importance of using SPF all year long to help protect your skin and prevent sun damage. The freckles on my arms + face used to be cute during the summer months. Now they have come to stay all year long and are a reminder to apply sunscreen every single day no matter what. It’s also good to get into the habit of wearing a hat, sunglasses and, covering any exposed skin that’s not protected in sunscreen. I also apply sunscreen to my hands on a daily basis to prevent premature aging as I’m driving. I’ve even seen a few women wearing driving gloves and I’m not opposed to that either!
When used as directed with some of the other sun protection measures I mentioned above, Elta MD Skincare sunscreens help decrease the risk of early skin aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles caused by the sun. Make it a daily habit. Your future self will thank you!
Learn more at eltamd.com
Photos by Taylor Schroeder
Thank you to EltaMD for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.
*Determined by a dermatologists study, Decision Analyst 2018.