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Save or Splurge | SPF

In this scenario especially, the term "splurge" is very relative. For this category, my idea of splurge looks like this:

Clarins UV Plus Multi-Protection Sunscreen - www.modenmakeup.com
Bioderma Photoderm Mineral SPF Spray - www.modenmakeup.com
Bioderma product seen in Aqua Pharmacy

Whereas someone else's might look like this:

Neutrogena Sunscreens - www.modenmakeup.com

If you're a sunscreen purists, i.e. only use mineral protectors (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide), the choices are more clear cut. If you don't mind chemical sunscreens, they're options a-plenty. Whatever you do, make sure you're protected from both UVA and UVB rays. Read about both types here.

I'd say splurge when it comes to sunscreen; especially if you don't wear makeup. As you've seen me say numerous times, sunscreen is essential to treating hyperpigmentation.

2018 Sunscreen Collection - www.modenmakeup.com

If you do wear makeup and have oily skin, I'd recommend incorporating a primer that contains adequate SPF into your routine. Dry skin folks don't have to worry about piling on the layers 😉

2017 Sunscreen Collection - www.modenmakeup.com

As for the numbers, I've read that more does not equal better. Plus, the only way to keep sunscreen effective is to reapply. Thus far, I would recommend the Resist line from Paula's Choice, DermEden Anti-Age Day Cream, Dr. Jart+ UV Sun Fluid (please don't get this in your eyes) and Saian Sunscreen Mist. The spray dispenser on the latter make reapplication a breeze - if I'm not wearing makeup.

Let us know your favourite sunscreens in the comments.

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