Sunscreen isn’t just for summer or scorching temperatures. Even indirect sunlight on cold or cloudy days can harm our skin (plus amplify signs of aging!). Since sunscreen is something we should be wearing daily, it just makes sense to reach for formulations that contain as few chemicals as possible. If you’re ready to do your skin a favor, start looking into sunscreens advertised as natural or free of chemicals. For the purest protection, avoid ingredients like parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes and sulfates. Another tip: To make the most of its protective qualities, make sure to apply sunscreen on dry skin every two hours—and also after swimming or sweating!
Words and above photo by Erin Sousa