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No More Excuses! Here Are Stellar Sunscreens for Your Lifestyle and Skin Type

by Madison Ruggieri on June 16, 2014.

Have you been skipping on sunscreen lately? Before you start in with the excuses – too much to carry, too greasy, yada yada yada – we’re here to put an end to all of that. It’s summer, and we know you’re spending some time in the sun. If you aren’t keeping up with sunscreen application,  you’re putting yourself at risk for painful burns, premature wrinkles and worse – skin cancer. Here are our favorite broad spectrum, natural sunscreens to fit every lifestyle and skin type, making application a complete no-brainer.

The Staycationer’s Dream Creme

Like most of us, you’ll be pretty much sticking to your normal routine in the months to come, but that doesn’t mean you’re not enjoying a lunchtime walk or coffee date outdoors on the daily. Just a small amount of sun exposure is enough to do damage, so start the morning right with one of MD Solar Sciences’ mineral formulas.

If you have normal to oily skin (acne/rosacea prone), try the Mineral Creme SPF 30 – a mattifying, yet moisturizing, lightweight cream that helps minimize redness and shine, evens out skin tone and fight signs of aging.

If you’re more of a normal to dry skin type, the Mineral Lotion SPF 50 was made for you. It’s ultra hydrating, goes on silky smooth and is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types. Chamomile and aloe soothe irritated skin while antioxidants help prevent wrinkles and fine lines.

The Surfer’s Spray

You plan on spending every waking moment of the summer months as close as possible to the ocean. We admire your Endless Summer endeavors and wouldn’t want to slow you down just when there’s a wave to catch. That’s why you need MD Solar Sciences Quick Dry Spray SPF 40. With just the push of a button, you get lightweight, non-oily broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays without any of the nasty ingredients found in other spray sunscreens. The formula dries instantly and is water resistant up to 80 minutes. That means an hour and 20 minutes of uninterrupted board time without the risk of burn.

Before hitting the sand, apply oxybenzone and paraben free Beyond Coastal Active SPF 34 Sunscreen to your face, neck and ears. It’s water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes, just like the Quick Dry Spray, and won’t drip into your eyes.

Don’t forget to protect your lips with Buckler’s Chapped Lip Remedy SPF 12. An all natural, creamy stick formula keeps lips healthy and hydrated while blocking against sun damage.

The Wanderlust’s Stick

We’re likely to find you jet-setting to Europe or backpacking across Southeast Asia this summer, and we’re more than jealous of your worldly adventures. We just want to make sure you’re carrying an MD Solar Sciences Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 40. The small size and solid form makes this the perfectly portable sunscreen choice for quick, easy on-the-go application. Natural Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide provide long-lasting, broad spectrum protection for your face, lips, ears and hands.

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Madison Ruggieri

Director of Editorial for The Motley. Los Angeles native. A fan of Tolstoy, Tina Fey and the Rolling Stones.