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Build a Better Sunscreen Routine

by Burt’s Bees | 4 min read

Sunscreen is a non-negotiable in any skin care routine.

The facts: skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and worldwide. Yikes. Roughly 90% of skin aging comes from the sun, too. Your daily SPF helps protect your skin from damage and supports the health of your skin today and tomorrow. Future you says thanks!

Here we’ll break down just what sunscreen is, how it works and how easy it is to work daily sunscreen protection into your routine.

Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreen

What are people talking about when they say chemical sunscreen and mineral sunscreen?

Chemical sunscreens act like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s UV rays once they reach your skin. They’re more likely to cause irritation and allergic reactions.

Some common chemical sunscreen you might see are Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, Homosalate and Octinoxate.

Mineral sunscreens act like a protective shield on your skin, reflecting and bouncing the sun’s UV rays away from the skin.

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are the only two mineral sunscreen ingredients.

Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

Mineral sunscreens are the ticket if you have sensitive skin and are looking for a moisturizer with SPF.

Here over at Burt’s Bees, we only use mineral sunscreen ingredients like Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide

Sunscreen is a non-negotiable in any skin care routine.

Sunscreen and Your Routine

It’s easy to work in sunscreen to your daily routine with a SPF moisturizer for your face. Our Calming Day Lotion with SPF 30 boosts skin’s moisture barrier while protecting skin from UV rays.

Even acne-prone oily skin needs sunscreen too! Using an SPF moisturizer cuts out an extra step (and extra layer) to keep things light.

Where should you add in your sunscreen in your routine? Get the most out of your skin care and follow these steps:

Step 1: Wash your face with your favorite cleanser

Step 2: Sweep on your toner

Step 3: Pat on any serums

Step 4: Apply your moisturizer with SPF

Step 5: Follow with makeup if that’s your thing!

Don’t Forget SPF Lip Balm

Your lips get exposed to sun just like the rest of your face, but they can be overlooked when it comes to sunscreen. Skin cancer in this area can be especially dangerous and let’s be honest, sunburned lips are the absolute worst.

If you’re a fan of our Tinted Lip Balms, swap it out on sunny days with our Sun Care Tinted Lip Balm SPF 30 in shades inspired by our best-sellers like Red Dahlia!

Our water-resistant All-Weather Lip Balm SPF 15 is there for anytime, year-round protection, too.

Now get outside and enjoy the sun, safely.

Your response to skin care products may vary. Ask a healthcare professional about the most suitable skin care regimen for you.

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