Summer SkinCare June 14, 2014 Post By: Elissa Bulgatz Since summertime is here, I’ve decided to make a new goal for myself. Instead of baking in the sun without sunscreen, I am going to protect my face and body with some type of SPF. Being out in the sun without proper protection from ultraviolet light exposure can increase your risk for sunburn, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S, with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed every year! Although I love getting my daily does of vitamin D, I only get it in little doses and, never leave the house without an SPF moisturizer on my face. If you’re concerned about a new sunscreen, you can always try it out first on the inside of your arm, before you use it on your face or put it all over your body. It may take a few tries before finding the right sunscreen for your skin type, it’s crucial to wear it everyday once you find the right one. Check out some of When Wear & Now’s favorite tanning lotions and sunscreens for this summer; 1.) Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad: What it is: An exfoliating self-tanner with anti aging properties and vitamin D. What if is formulated to do: Alpha Beta Glow Pads provide a radiant, sun kissed glow year-round, without exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. Formulated to the sun vitamin, Active Vitamin D, these pads will give your face a believable, natural, color. What else you need to know: Microencapsulated DHA and soy proteins deliver odorless, streak free, color deep into skin to prevent fading through surface exfoliation. Alpha-and beta- hydroxy acids penetrate the skin to exfoliate, tighten pores, eliminate blackheads, and help fade existing sunspots for an even, streak-free glow! Talk about a multi-tasker! Available at: Nordstrom 2.) Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: Why we like it: specifically formulated to delicate skin, this self tanner gives a natural bronze to the face. Available at: Nordstrom (also available for Body) 3.) Supergoop Mousse: The Supergoop! SPF 20 Gradual Self-tanning Mousse delivers globally approved SPF protection, rich moisture and a gradual, natural-looking olive tan in one easy step. An antioxidant-rich formula improves the skin’s appearance without leaving a residue behind on your clothes or towels. Available at: supergoop.com 4.) St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse: This two-for-one product is a self tanner/sunscreen hybrid that provided gradual color throughout the day to eliminate any uneven bronzing. This lightweight mousse delivers an instant bronze glow that dries in 60 seconds (great for fast paced fashionistas) and after 4-8 hours, develops into a long-lasting tan. St. Tropez delivers a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that fades evenly. Available at: St. Tropez 5.) Neutrogena Pure and Free, Liquid Daily Sunblock SPF 50: This SPF, is not only one of Brittany’s favorites, it is gentle enough for sensitive skin but strong enough to shield even fair complexions from UVA and UVB rays. The white liquid is free of fragrances, dyes, oils, and irritating ingredients, and absorbs into skin without leaving behind a white residue. Available at: neutrogena.com 6.) COOLA Mineral Face Tinted Sun-care, SPF 20, Rose Essence: This is perfect for low maintenance days when I just want to wear one product on my face instead of layering moisturizer, sunscreen, concealer, foundation, etc. The shade is light/medium and the coverage is very light but is good for evening out the skin tone. Available at: coolasuncare.com 7.) COOLA Mineral Face Matte Finish Sun-care, SPF 30, Cucumber: This is another product I love from Coola. Since I have an oily skin tone, I was sold at the word matte. It leaves a silky finish on the skin so I like it under makeup. It also has an SPF of 30, which is great or sunny day. It’s perfect for those hot and humid days here in the Chi. Available at: coolasuncare.com 8.) Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer, Medium/Tan Skin Tone: Although this lotion doesn’t have any SPF in it, it’s great body moisturizer that gives your body a natural-looking color that lasts twice as long as the leading sunless tanning lotion. It’s also clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as 7 days! Try applying it before your sunscreen and let us know what you think! Available at: Jergens If you took on thing away from this post, I want it to be to never forget to apply, and re-apply SPF daily! Nothing is worth skin damage, cancer, sun spots, Melanoma, etc. Now that I have shared some of our favorites, we would love to hear what yours are! RELATED POSTSChicago ChicThe Agora Sneakerball GalaBut First, Let Me Take a Scarfie..