Five Summer Facial Sunscreens for Year-Round Protection

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Although sun protection is an essential in our skincare routines all year long, the summertime is when we really pay attention to their ingredients and longevity. Wearing daily sunscreen is clinically proven to prevent early signs of aging and can protect against wrinkles, sun spots and improve the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and dark marks. Port and Polish is sharing our favorite facial sunscreens to layer over your moisturizer for any day this year, whether you’re sitting at home on the porch or at a socially distant happy hour!


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Elta MD Clear UV Broad Spectrum Sunscreen 

Free of fragrance, sulfates, parabens and oils, this dermatologist and Skin Cancer Foundation recommended sunscreen is a great option for any skin type. With SPF 46 from zinc oxide to block UVA and UVB rays and hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to replenish skin’s hydration, this is a daily facial sunscreen that will sit perfectly on it’s own or under makeup. 


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Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

After struggling to find a protective facial sunscreen that didn’t leave a strong white cast, Shontay Lundy founded Black Girl Sunscreen. Specially formulated for dark skin tones, Black Girl Sunscreen is free from oxybenzone and parabens, making it environmentally friendly and reef safe, is cruelty free and provides SPF 30 protection. It also acts as a moisturizer to keep skin hydrated in the sun, featuring ingredients like avocado, jojoba, sunflower oil and carrot juice. 


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La Roche Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen

If the thought of wearing sunscreen makes you fear a major breakout, La Roche Posay Anthelios Clear Skin sunscreen is the perfect solution. Formulated for oily skin, it’s oil-free and contains perlite and silica to keep skin looking matte all day, won’t cause breakouts and is SPF 60. 


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Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen 

Unsun Cosmetics’ Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen won Allure’s Best of Beauty 2019 award and is “voted hands down the best mineral sunscreen for dark skin tones among Allure’s editors.” With light/medium and medium/dark shades, hand cream and body lotion containing zinc oxide, Unsun Cosmetics offers a hydrating mineral sunscreen for everyone. With aloe leaf juice, coconut oil and shea butter, Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen minimizes pores and hydrates the skin enough to wear alone or as a makeup primer. 


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Supergoop Glowscreen

Known for its dewy finish, Supergoop’s Glowscreen is the perfect sunscreen to wear under makeup when you want a healthy and fresh look. With SPF 40, Glowscreen combines hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, avobenzone and octisalate to protect and hydrate skin all day long. It’s pearlescent without being glittery and will give anyone a dewy glow any time of year! 

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