Clinique's Effortless Skin Protection

Sun's out, guns out. Or not. Whether or not you choose to flex those muscles, make sure you don't burn out. As you catch some rays this summer, keep in mind that the sun can actually be harmful if you are not well protected. No one wants to speed up the aging process or worse, permanently damage their skin. Like they always say, protection is key. 

This summer (and every time you get some sun), let Clinique's UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen do the protecting for you. This magic formula is super lightweight, so you won't even feel it. Plus, it's oil free, so you won't look worse than before your shower. It’s also fragrance free, so it won’t mess up your cologne game. It’s like this invisible defense system that is protecting you from other invisible things (you know, like evil sun rays).  

Just as a free tip for you, WebMD suggests you should “apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater (for UVB protection) and zinc oxide (for UVA protection) 20 minutes before sun exposure and every 2 hours thereafter, more if you are sweating or swimming.” UVB rays attack the skin’s surface while UVA is a more dangerous threat that infiltrates deep into the skin. Keep in mind some sunscreens just include UVB protection, but Clinique’s version handles UVA as well. We won’t get into too much science here, but just know that SPF 50 blocks 98% of those terrible, cancer-causing rays. 

With a trusted brand like Clinique, this 1 oz. bottle is actually worth the $30 price tag. Your skin - and your future self - won't stop thanking you. And it's simple to use. Just shower, do your normal skin care routine (which you should have by now) and dab some of this bad boy on your skin. You will probably want to make sure you get your face, arms, neck, back and legs if you're wearing shorts.

You may not need it if you're driving to the grocery store, but football on the beach or hanging by the pool? Going for a run? You know what to do. This works on all skin tones and skin types, so you don't have to worry about a thing. You don’t need to use that much, so Clinique’s bottle should last a while. In terms of return on investment, this is hard to beat. 

So go on and invest in yourself and your health. Even if you suit up and spend time out in the sun, make sure you protect your face. You cannot have style if your skin is struggling!