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  • Moms Swear by These Sunscreens for Face and Body, Starting at Php349.75

    Find one for your skin type and addresses your skin concerns!
    by Kitty Elicay .
Moms Swear by These Sunscreens for Face and Body, Starting at Php349.75
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  • Sunscreen should be a non-negotiable in your skincare routine, especially during the summer months when the sun is stronger. Sunlight is the cause of at least 80 percent of the signs of visible aging like skin thinning, wrinkles, and facial lines. Not only does sunscreen help minimize the damage, but it also prevents you from more serious diseases like skin cancer.

    We asked moms from our Facebook group, Smart Parenting (SP) Village, for their favorite sunscreens, and they shared the brands that worked for them. If you’re planning your summer vacation with the family, make sure one of these is in your bag!

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    What should you look for in a sunscreen?

    You might want a multi-tasking sunscreen that will not only give you sun protection but will also improve your skin condition. Some sunscreens will help with skincare problems like hydration, age spots, and fine lines and wrinkles, especially those that are specifically for the face. When shopping for a sunscreen, make sure it has the following:

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    Broad spectrum on the label

    Sunscreens that are marketed as broad spectrum will protect your skin from both ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) rays. UVB causes sunburn, while UVA penetrates deeply into the skin and can cause wrinkles, according to WebMD. Both increase your risk for skin cancer.

    SPF 30 or higher

    SPF stands for sun protection factor, and experts generally recommend using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, which blocks out 97% of UVB radiation. Of course, there are sunscreens with higher SPF, but a high number can also give a false sense of security. SPF can resist water and sweat, but only for a certain amount of time, according to Good Housekeeping. What’s most important is that you reapply your sunscreen at least every two hours.

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    8 best sunscreens for face and body for moms

    Nivea

    This brand came highly recommended by the moms. Try their UV Face SPF50, which is a broad spectrum sunscreen for the face that does not leave a white cast and dries into a matte finish. It also promises to prevent visible signs of skin aging!

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    Buy it here for Php329.

    Belo

    A number of moms on SP Village recommended this, loving its broad spectrum, lightweight formula that is easily absorbed by the skin. The SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen has SPF50 and is non-comedogenic, which means it doesn’t clog pores. It also evens out the skin tone so you can achieve that no-makeup makeup look in the beach! The SunExpert Body Shield has SPF60 and supposedly offers sun protection as soon as you apply it. Both variants are paraben- and fragrance-free.

    Buy the tinted sunscreen here for Php449.75 and the body shield here for Php479.75

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    Beach Hut

    Moms not only liked these products for themselves, they loved its counterpart for kids, too! Its clim to fame is it offers SPF100 for the body. The sunscreen for the face has SPF65.

    The Beach Hut Face lotion is mild and hypoallergenic. It also contains zinc oxide that offers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Their Beach Hut Max is lightweight, quick drying, and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling.

    Buy the face lotion here for Php429 and the body lotion here for Php 499.

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    Biore

    The Japanese brand offers a variety of sunscreens (it’s considered one of the best in Japan), but look for the UV Aqua Rich line that has a sunscreen for the face (Watery Essence) and body (Watery Gel). Both have broad spectrum SPF50 and are recommended for everyday use.

    The essence is packed with hyaluronic acid and citrus essence to hydrate and smoothen the skin while the gel is a lightweight formula that is easily absorbed by the skin and does not leave a white cast.

    Buy the essence here for Php488 and the gel here for Php532.

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    Human Nature

    Their Safe Protect Sunscreen not only protects the wearer from the sun but it’s also safe for the corals found in the sea. Moms love this broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF30 because it’s free of parabens and synthetic fragrances. You can use it both for face and body — sulit!

    Buy it here for Php599.75

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    VMV Hypoallergenics

    The price of this sunscreen may be steep, but a number of moms swear by the product. One mom said that she has been using it since high school while another shared that her skin didn’t get burned even after a whole day of swimming at the beach. The Armada Face and Body Shield has SPF60 that offers full spectrum protection of skin-harming light, including indoor and outdoor UVA, UVB, infrared, and Visible Light. It also claims to lighten melasma and other hyperpigmentations. If you have extra dry skin, this may be perfect for you.

    Get it here for Php2,150.

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    Cetaphil

    If you have sensitive skin, you might want to try Cetaphil Sun SPF50+ Light Gel. Made for both the face and body, this broad-spectrum sunscreen is lightweight on the skin and is also paraben- and fragrance-free. It absorbs quickly to a matte finish so you can easily use it under your makeup.

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    Available at Watson's.

    Deoproce

    The UV Defense Sun Cream provides high broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of 50. The cream is intensely moisturizing, has anti-inflammatory ingredients, and applies smoothly over the skin. Use for both face and body!

    Get it here for Php490.

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