Summer is here and our biggest skincare concern is shining upon our heads in all its UV glory. 27 May, the National Sunscreen Day, is a day we acknowledge the importance of sun defense and pledge to protect our skin from its most ruthless enemy.

It is true that we need sunscreen all year round. We need it even during this lockdown situation. The harmful UV rays are everywhere, even inside our home and even in winter. In summer, however, the sun is literally in our face and our skin needs a stronger defense. What worked last season may not work any longer.

While you may not see excessive sunburn or even a tan sitting at home, know that the harmful rays are still able to penetrate and damage your skin from within. Your skin may be experiencing expedited aging and you might not notice before it’s too late.

We have decided to honor the National Sunscreen day with our top sunscreen recommendations and after-sun soothing remedies.

Sunscreen Recommendations

babo BOTANICALS Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen Spray

This one is our top recommendation because it is one of the best sunscreens for sensitive skin. babo BOTANICALS Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreenformula is lightweight and free of harmful ingredients. It is a 100% vegan formula without fragrance created by a caring mom of three.

The best part is that this lightweight formula is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.

DermafirmSunblock Cream SPF50+ PA+++

This one is a bit stronger contender for those who live in sunny areas. Dermafirm SPF50+ PA+++ protects your skin against both UVA and UVB rays. However, that may not be the only job its good at. This groundbreaking formula is a moisturizer, conditioner, and a smoother for your skin.

All thanks to ingredients that include hyaluronic acid and aloe extract.

Osmosis Beauty SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

Another lightweight sunscreen with heavy protection is Osmosis Beauty SPF 30 Sunscreen. Unlike most products out there, these one doesn’t create a thick, greasy layer on your face. It is lightweight, sheer yet long-lasting broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Plus, the formula is filled with skin-protecting antioxidants that make it feel like a beauty balm.

Avani Eternal FaceCream

Packed in this luxurious gold jar, Avani Eternal is more than a sunscreen. It is a skin soothing and rejuvenating day cream with a solid SPF 18 protection as a cherry on the top. Key ingredients include essential oils, vitamins, and the Dead Sea minerals blended with the powerful Riboxyl™ compound.

Daily use will save your skin from further damage while also repairing the existing damage on a cellular level.

NATURALLY SERIOUS Mineral Sun Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF

Another all-rounder on our list is this 3 in one sunscreen moisturizer by Naturally Serious. It protects you from the UV rays, prevents damage caused by the sun and free radicals, and it hydrates your skin without making it oily.

You get an even tone, a smoother skin, and a youthful texture. Plus, there is a light tint that can easily eliminate the need for any color correction you need.

Herbal Dynamics BeautySolarDefense Mineral Sunscreen Spray

We love sunscreen for the kind of convenience they offer. For you unplanned visits out in the sun, all you need is a spritz of Herbal Dynamics Solar Defense Mineral Sunscreen and you will get a well-rounded SPF 29 protection that will last all day.

It is a gentle cruelty-free formula with no baddies to worry about.

After Sun Soothing Solution

Waxelene Soothing Botanical Jelly

Despite the best sunscreen, sensitive skin might incur some damage in the sun. This may result in red or irritated skin. Waxelene Soothing Botanical Jelly is a gentle, organic way to relieve your dry, parched skin. It is full of organic hydrating ingredients suitable for sensitive skin.

It acts as an ultimate balm for your sun-damaged skin.

SolarDerm All Natural Daily Facial Moisturizer

While most sunblocks will defend your skin against UV rays, they often fail to counter the drying effect of the sun. That is why for skin that is left parched by the sun, the best remedy is an intensive moisturizer. SolarDerm All Natural Facial Moisturizer acts as a soothing balm over irritated, dry skin.

It absorbs quickly to give you instant soothing effect, while its ingredients gradually repair skin cells.

Balmonds Skincare Cooling Cream

It doesn’t get cooler than menthol, aloe vera, and lavender oil combo. That is exactly what you get in Balmond’s Cooling Cream. It is perfect after sun lotion for sensitive skin that easily burns in the sun despite the best sunscreen. The best part is that it also doubles as an aftershave lotion.

So, whenever you feel like your skin needs some pampering, apply a bit of Balmond’s.

Chocolate Sun Shea Butter Botanical Sun Defense

Do you know how perfect sun defense smell like? For us, it smells like chocolate and shea butter. Chocolate and Sun SheaButter has remained our favorite after-sun solution for two good reasons. It smells like paradise and it works like magic.

It is a naturally soothing formula that will relieve your skin of harsh after-effects of your summer outing.