Facial Sunscreen for Women Over 50

By on August 9, 2020
Facial Sunscreen

You’ve heard the importance of wearing sunscreen, but what is the best facial sunscreen for women over 50? You may already know, but should not use your body lotion on your face. The same rule applies to your sunscreen. You should not be using body sunscreen on your face.

Why Should You Use a Facial Sunscreen?

Facial sunscreens are lighter and more easily absorbed. Lotion created for your face won’t clog your pores like a thicker base creme created for the body.  Facial sunscreen usually has a higher and broader SPF spectrum, thus giving more protection to your delicate skin. Facial sunscreen also gives you the option of using a lotion which is better suited for your skin type; oily, dry, or a combination.  

What is the Best Facial Sunscreen?

Many of us only start caring for our skin as we age. Sad, but true. Finding sunscreens that are great for your maturing skin can be hard to find. Knowing what to look for and where to find it can seem overwhelming. General grocery stores are getting better at stocking a wider variety, but finding the right facial sunscreen can still be difficult. If you are like me, you probably like having products side by side to compare ingredients and price. So, rather than standing in a store aisle, or going from store to store, I started doing some searching online, and here’s what I found:

natural sunscreen with zinc oxide

Our Aroma Natural Sunscreen Face Stick

Our Aroma Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide is a Hydrating Sunscreen for your face and other areas of your skin. Providing broad-spectrum protection with 100% mineral sunscreen that reflects the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays. This lightweight formula provides the perfect protection for all skin types. The all-natural ingredients make this sunscreen safe for you and the ocean’s reefs. The all natural sunscreen uses β-carotene as an effective treatment of photosensitivity while it increases the sunburn threshold.

CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen 

The CeraVe Facial Sunscreen is great for sensitive skin especially since it is free from oxybenzone, oil, parabens, fragrances, and chemical-filters. As a mineral based sunscreen, it reflects the  UVA/UVB rays to protect the skin and the ceramides lock in moisture to keep your skin from drying out. Another positive for this facial sunscreen is that CeraVe products are found is almost every grocery store and it is budget friendly. 

Vichy LiftActiv Sunscreen 

The Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen has an SPF 30 and can be used as a daily moisturizer. Phyto Peptides, Vitamin C, and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water all help to reduce wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tone.  Costing a little more than a grocery store facial product but it is a 2-in-1, sunscreen and a daily moisturizer. 

SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Sunscreen 

The Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen is a terrific anti-aging facial sunscreen. The brand’s story is to improve the appearance of skin with effective formulas that help address the many factors that lead to premature aging. This product has a trio of potent antioxidants enabling it to defend against harmful infrared rays while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself. This facial sunscreen  hydrates the skin and improves fine lines and signs of aging. Cost would be our one downside to this sunscreen, but then again, it’s cheaper than anti-aging procedures and the possibility of skin cancer

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum Sunscreen 

Elizabeth Arden’s mantra was “To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman” and this SPF 50 Hydrating Shield, Anti Pollution Face Moisturizer holds true to that mantra! This facial sunscreen strengthens the skin’s natural defenses while protecting against pollution and visibly improving skin’s condition. It contains a universal tint and optical diffusers that work well with all skin tones. The entire Prevage skincare line is formulated with super-charged anti-oxidant Idebenone to visibly erase wrinkles and sun damage caused by environmental assaults. This sunscreen will keep you protected and make you feel beautiful!

Aveeno Positively Radiant Sunscreen 

This moisturizer has a broad spectrum SPF 30 and claims to improve your skin tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness, and brown spots. As a daily moisturizer, the Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer is wearable with makeup and will leave you skin glowing. The cost of this product is budget friendly, but the downside is that is not water resistant. 

Find the right facial sunscreen because you can never reverse the harmful effects of the sun. Do what you can to protect your face and body from harmful UV rays, chemicals. and pollution. Your skin will thank you! 


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Facial Sunscreen for Women Over 50