Sunscreen Is In For Every Season

March in Kansas City is a mixed bag—70 degrees one day and snowing the next. But even with all its volatility, there’s an excellent likelihood that you’ll be outside more than in the winter doldrums of February, which means it’s time to level up your sunscreen game. 

Don’t get us wrong–you should definitely be wearing sunscreen every day, no matter the season. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of options for formulations that work with your skin type. Whether you choose a physical sunscreen that uses minerals for sun-blocking effects or the more blendable chemical sunscreens, there are thousands of options from which to choose. Here are some of our favorite formulations that make it easy to keep skin youthful and cancer-free. 

Tint and Go
If you’re the person that skips the ‘one more step’ of sunscreen in your morning routine, Keys Kpro tinted moisturizer will be a godsend. This all-in-one product offers an intuitive shade-matching technology that works with most skin tones while delivering broad-spectrum SPF 30. It also acts as a moisturizer with an iridescent natural glow to even out skin tone. Keys Kpro tinted moisturizer SPF 30, $44, available at Hand and Land (Midtown) 

Maintenance Routine
Did you know that you should reapply every two hours even after applying sunscreen as part of your morning routine? Don’t feel bad—it’s a tough sell to smear more cream on top of your finished makeup look. Luckily, powder sunscreens, such as the Ilia Flow-Thru Radiant Translucent Powder, offers a sheer and noninvasive way to reup your protection. This luminous powder provides an SPF of 20 along with a pearlescent glow, all packed into an easy-to-use brush applicator. Ilia Flow-Thru Radiant Translucent Powder, $34, available at Welwythn (Prairie Village)

Clear Protection 
One of the most troublesome aspects of sunscreen is the white cast that some formulas leave on your skin. Supergoop, which has made sun protection its calling card, has solved the problem with their Unseen Sunscreen. This sunscreen has a silky texture that goes on completely clear, contains zero oil, and acts as an excellent primer for other makeup. Full disclosure: I use Unseen Sunscreen, and it’s the best sun protection product I’ve ever tried. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, $34, available at Sephora

Set It and Protect It
Want a little extra protection? Try setting your makeup with SPF. The COOLA hydrating sunscreen mist is designed to protect without disrupting your makeup. And with 70 percent organic ingredients and water resistance of up to 80 minutes, you can truly be ready for anything. Coola Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray SPF 30, $36, available at Ulta

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