Mirela Mendoza favorites: Sunscreen
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You've probably heard this a thousand times, but it's important to say it one more time: Sunscreen is an essential part of every skincare regime. Whether it's sunny or cloudy, you are staying home or going out... Never forget to apply a high SPF sunscreen to protect your face. Wearing sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays, prevents premature aging, helps maintain an even skin tone avoiding dark spots, and even lower skin cancer risk! It’s basic in my routine. .
UV rays can pass through clouds, windows and even reflect on snow. Sun damage is one of the main factors in premature aging and wrinkles! In fact, protecting ourselves from harmful rays is so important that we should be wearing sunscreen daily, even when we are spending most of our time indoors. Screen time on computers, tablets, and phones, exposes you to harmful lights that can cause damage to your skin: HEV lights. This type of light can cause a loss of hydration, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. That’s why you must never forget to apply sunscreen in your morning skincare routine.
When to apply your sunscreen?
I usually apply sunscreen as the final step of my skincare routine, right after my moisturizer, to guarantee that I'm putting a protective layer before I go out. I let my moisturizing cream set in for a little while and proceed to put on a +30 SPF. I love using sunscreen with a little color, they have a wider protective barrier and are great for those days I feel like going without makeup for a more natural look. These are my favorites:
HELIOCARE 360º Gel Oil-Free SPF 50
It's specially formulated for people with oily skin and provides a wide range of coverage against known radiation: UVB, UVA, Infrared, and visible light radiation. I love this sunscreen because it not only gives you coverage for sun exposure, but it also protects you from indoor light, computer screens, etc.
HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36
What's great about this sunscreen is that it functions as a moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen in one. It's very lightweight and doesn't leave an oily sensation after applying, protecting the skin against pollution and free radicals. The tint is gorgeous and gives you a soft glow for perfect-looking skin.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Ultra-Light Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 50
It's a 100% mineral facial sunscreen with SPF 50. It has Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, both important ingredients to provide true broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays. It's also allergy-tested and fragrance-free, which makes it great for people with sensitive skin.
HELIOCARE Color Sun Touch Hydragel SPF50
This sunscreen has a moisturizing and non-comedogenic and hydrating formula, with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, perfect for all skin types. Its brightening pigments help you even out the skin tone!
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
This one has a light and oil-free formula that protects the skin from sunlight. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid, some of the key ingredients to promote healthy-looking skin. Highly recommended for people with sensitive skin.
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