This is The Best Anti-Aging Product on The Market — and You Probably Already Have It

Everything you need to know about why sunscreen should be your favorite skincare product.
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Sep. 10, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!With so many popular skincare trends out there, from the OG 10-step Korean skincare routine to the latest and greatest in chemical exfoliation, we often forget one of the most important steps in our skincare routine: sunscreen. If you look at any expert’s recommended skincare routine, even the simplest routines include SPF as an essential daytime product. So why is wearing sunscreen so important?For many of us who are obsessed with skincare, one of our main goals is having beautiful, clear skin — and proper SPF usage is an important part of that. Wearing sunscreen is the number-one way to: - Prevent signs of premature aging, like dark spots and wrinkles -Reduce your risk of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States -Minimize the chance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) scarring from acne It’s important to remember that not all sunscreen products are made equal, so your tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 won’t cut it. For a sunscreen to properly protect your skin, it needs to have: -An SPF rating of at least 30 -Broad-spectrum protection to protect against both UVA and UVB rays UVA vs. UVB rays: What’s the difference?Many of us have learned to wear sunscreen the hard way — by getting a sunburn. Though UVB rays are what cause sunburns, UVA rays actually make up about 95% of the UV rays that reach the ground, and they aren’t blocked out by windows. So you should still be wearing and reapplying sunscreen if you spend a lot of time by a window at home or at work, and especially if you’re in a plane, where you’re thousands of feet closer to UV rays. UVA rays also cause premature aging (think “A” for aging and “B” for burning), but both UVA and UVB rays can cause skin cancer. And if you’re still not convinced, just know that daily sunscreen usage can reduce your risk of melanoma, one of the deadliest skin cancers, by 50%! How to apply (and reapply) sunscreenThere are many guidelines for how you should be wearing sunscreen to get adequate protection. Here’s a simple guide for how to properly apply sunscreen in the morning: -Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before sun exposure -Follow the “two-finger rule”: Squeeze a line of sunscreen on your index and middle fingers, from the base of the finger to the tip, to get enough sunscreen to cover your face and neck -Don’t forget common “skip spots,” like your ears, around your eyes and the sides and back of your neck
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If you’re outdoors, the rule is to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours or after sweating or spending time in the water. If you’re indoors, your sunscreen won’t break down as quickly, so reapply about 3 times a day, or every 4 hours. To make it easier for me to remember, I think of applying sunscreen like a meal schedule: breakfast, lunch and (early) dinner!My favorite sunscreen productsThe best sunscreen on the market is one that you’ll wear every day. But if you’re not sure where to get started on your journey of applying (and reapplying) sunscreen every day, here are some recommendations:Chemical sunscreensThis is my favorite everyday face sunscreen: it’s lightweight, hydrating and contains niacinamide to help brighten and improve texture!
Mineral-Based Sunscreen, SPF 30+, BLUE LIZARD AUSTRALIAN SUNSCREEN, cherie
BLUE LIZARD AUSTRALIAN SUNSCREENMineral-Based Sunscreen, SPF 30+
This sunscreen uses both chemical and physical sunscreen filters to protect against UV rays, so you get the best of both worlds.Mineral sunscreensThis is a simple way to reapply sunscreen over your makeup — I usually apply two layers to make sure I haven’t missed any spots.This lightweight mineral sunscreen also comes in a tinted option to prevent any white cast.For melanated skin: sunscreens with no white cast!This popular Asian sunscreen has a lightweight gel texture that absorbs quickly and dries completely clear, making it great to wear on its own or beneath makeup.
Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30, BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN, cherie
BLACK GIRL SUNSCREENBlack Girl Sunscreen SPF 30
This sunscreen was developed by women of color specifically for people with melanated skin so everyone can get on top of their sunscreen game!Multitasking sunscreensThis workhorse product provides a high level of SPF protection with hydrating ingredients that you can wear alone or as a base for makeup.This combination daytime moisturizer with SPF features moisturizing ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid, along with niacinamide, packing lots of skincare essentials in one product!Drugstore sunscreensI’ve seen this sunscreen at basically every pharmacy I’ve been to, and it’s formulated to be oil-free and noncomedogenic, so it won’t cause breakouts, even for oily or acne-prone skin.This sunscreen offers high SPF protection without feeling too heavy on your face, and it’s affordable enough that you can use it for both your face and your body without wasting money!
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