I had a skincare routine before I really understood what that meant – thank you, Mom! But a crucial moment in my adult experience took place last year, when I asked a dermatologist to criticize my regime . I've learned a number of helpful things, but her main tip was that I regularly wear sunscreen – and at least SPF 30.
Twelve months and about a dozen different samples later, and sunscreens are my current product even on the laziest days. A new SPF product from Avène has earned its place in my permanent rotation (a big deal for me as I initially have a very minimal skin care routine). In Belgium, where I grew up, French pharmacies brands such as Avène were a staple in our house, so I could not wait to get this tinted mineral sunscreen into my hands.
Of all sunscreens I tried last year. I like this product the most because it is odorless (I am very sensitive to odor), it gives me a healthy look and, most importantly, it does not pill, especially when I put it over a serum or moisturizer. Since it is tinted, I do not have to worry about a whiteness, which is actually common in mineral sunscreen.
Mineral Sunscreens are the kind that skin dermatologists often recommend to sensitive people because they tend to be gentler on the skin. Unlike chemical sunscreens, which prevent sun damage by absorbing and changing UV rays before they strike your skin (but can cause irritation or allergic reactions), mineral sunscreens use natural ingredients like zinc and titanium dioxide that act as a physical barrier the rays of the sun are rays .
I have to admit that I feared that the tinted sunscreen on my very pale skin would look too orange, but a small amount of product is enough for me. It fits in very easily and leaves a beautiful, radiant complexion that I have already mentioned. If you are not interested in tinted sunscreen, it is also available in a non-tinted version. And at 1.3 ounces, it's the perfect little travel companion .
Buy: Avène Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+, 28 USD, dermstore.com
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