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September 25, 2014

This Will Shock You Into Wearing Sunscreen

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you should slack off on sun protection! I’m a notorious bore on the subject (here’s why), but this video makes a visual case for protecting your skin. What you don’t see now can and will haunt you later if you don’t take precautions. UV rays can be sneaky and powerful even if you only see the sun from your car and office window. If accelerated aging isn’t argument enough, consider the current skin cancer statistics. I’ve had multiple moles removed to prevent them from progressing to a dangerous stage and I’ve worn at least an SPF 30 everyday since college. I’m still making up for being a sun worshipper in my teens. Need a good block for cooler weather? These are a few of my favorite forms of coverage:


(clockwise) The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50 ($69) is the best mineral block I’ve tried in a high SPF. It leaves a cushiony, protective barrier on skin that blocks wind and sun on blustery day and smells curiously like apple pie. // BECCA Shimmering Skin Protector SFP 25 ($41) appears again and again on this blog because I don’t think I could live without it. A primer, illuminator and mineral block in one, it’s the perfect product. // Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm  ($54), a darling in the blogging community, is for anyone who wants dewy, flawless, protected skin in a single product. So, just about everyone. // Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30 ($45) is the daily sunblock I recommend to just about everyone who wants a truly natural product that also moisturizes. I love everything about this brand.  // Sunday Riley Cashmere SPF 30+ ($125) has earned a spot in my rotation because it flat-out feels amazing on the skin. I layer it over my moisturizer if I’m planning to wear foundation and want a solid protection. It’s also lovely on it’s own. // Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum ($50) feels way too lightweight for the coverage it provides. More soon on this new generation of serum-foundation hybrids, but so far I’m digging them!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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