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Suncare for Sensitive Skin

Suncare for Sensitive Skin

Sun’s out, buns out – they say. Even though I am all for spending my spare time in a bikini, soaking up the sunshine, I am also very much against getting burnt. With blue eyes, freckles and fairly fair skin, I am definitely not the southern typ. Still, I manage to (almost) never get burnt. Why? Because I make sure to protect my skin. No matter what season of the year, I never leave the house without SPF in my face – even if it is 7am and I am only walking to the gym. Ever since I heard that protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging remedy, it has become an essential part of my daily routine.

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Finding the right suncare for sensitive skin, however, has taken me some time. With a bit of trial and error, I have actually managed to find lots of brands that work for me personally (dry, sensitive skin / eczema). I don’t do very well with super oily products or super thick consistencies. With Summer on the horizon and the temperatures heating up, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my personal favorite suncare products for sensitive skin types with you. And of course, these also work just as well if your skin is not sensitive. Lucky you!

  • Tinted Moisturizer with SPF: after my morning beauty routine (aka serum + moisturizer) I always apply a second, tinted moisturizer with SPF. I have been using the one by Bobbi Brown for a year now and love it. The SPF is “only 15”, which is great for a quick trip to the supermarket or walk to the office, but for the rest of the day I like to step it up a notch with SPF30 or higher, which I usually get through my cushion foundations. Both the Bobbi Brown (SPF35) and Dior (SPF50) come with a good deal of sun protection. For a higher, slightly tinted product the Skin Ceuticals UV Minerals Defense SPF50 is a product I personally really like and usually wear on vacation or in regions where the sun is more intense.
  • Anti-Aging Face Protection: If I am not wearing make-up with SPF, I resort to a sunscreen that is made for the face. This is the category where I have had the hardest time finding products suitable for my skin type. I was recently sent the Annemarie Börlind DNA-Protect and love it!! With the early arrival of Summer here in Vienna, I have been out on the deck quite a bit and have been wearing this sunscreen every day.
  • Body Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin: Two brands that I love and do really well with are Piz Buin (obsessed with their scent) and Lancester. Both are light-weight milky formulas that don’t only protect my skin but also feel good and leave it moisturized all day. Other brands that have worked great for me are La Roche-Posay and Beach Bum with their moisturizing sunscreen spray. The scent is heavenly (think vacation in a bottle) and the application great with the spray. I went through 2 entire cans in Palm Springs last year. Unfortunately, it does not ship internationally – so I will have to wait to restock until my next target stop.
  • Face & Body Oil: As mentioned above, I don’t do very well with oils. That’s why you usually won’t find me using them. However, there is one product that I absolutely love: Eisenberg’s “sublime tan”. I don’t really want to call it sun protection with only SPF6, but this stuff is bomb dot com for a golden hour spent at a beach club or an early morning breakfast in the sun. It leave my skin super soft and with the golden glow, reflecting the light. Plus, it smells like roses. So what’s the downside? The price (50€ per bottle… this one is not for sharing with your friends) and little protection.

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  • 12 months ago

    Ein toller Beitrag liebe Vicky! <3
    Ich habe mich schon immer sehr selten mit Sonnencreme eingecremt, aber für diesen Sommer habe ich es mir vorgenommen, weil ich weiß, dass es ein Fehler war!
    Deswegen danke für die Tipps und Empfehlungen. 🙂
    Liebe Grüße, Sandra /

  • Birgit
    12 months ago

    Ah auf genau so einen Post hab ich gewartet … vor allem fürs Gesicht bin ich nämlich noch auf der Suche nach einer Creme, die meine Haut nicht glänzen lässt und sich nicht klebrig anfühlt. Die von Annemarie Börlind ist sicher einen Test wert. Danke 🙂

  • 12 months ago

    Liebe Vicky,

    sehr schöner Post danke dafür!

    Ich bin immer auf der Suche nach einer guten Sonnencreme, da ich leider oft allergisch reagiere. Ich werde diese aber mal testen, wenn das nächste Mal die Sonne rauskommt 🙂

    Liebe Grüße
    Katja | Follow me on Instagram

  • Bernadette
    12 months ago

    Bzgl. SPF für das Gesicht bin ich auch nach jahrelanger Suche endlich angekommen: Der Safe Block von Missha ist für mich der erste Sonnenschutz, der sich tatsächlich anfühlt als hätte ich nichts auf der Haut 🙂 die Textur ist super leicht und nicht ölig, also kann ich dir das sehr empfehlen! Sonst hat meine Haut nämlich bei allem immer sehr sensibel reagiert 🙁
    LG Bernadette

  • 12 months ago

    Das kenne ich gut. Ich bin auch ein sehr nordischer Typ und neige sehr schnell dazu, zu verbrennen und Muttermale zu bekommen. Faktor 30 ist ein Minimum und nicht selten muss ich zu 50 greifen. Da wird man auch nicht braun bei.
    Aber seit ein paar Jahren habe ich die Sonnenpflege von Lancaster entdeckt und schwöre darauf. Die Produkte sind einfach klassr. Auch wenn sie verhältnismäßig teuer sind, lohnt sich diese Investition, denn wie Du sagst, es ist für die Gesundheit und wichtig gegen die Hautalterung!

    xo Rebecca

  • Jen
    12 months ago

    Schöner Beitrag! Welchen Farbton trägst du bei der BB Cream von Bobbi Brown?
    Grüße Jen

    • VICKY
      12 months ago

      Hi Jen,
      meinst du den Tinted Moisturizer? Da habe ich aktuell “light”, wird aber im Sommer immer ein bisschen zu hell und werde wahrscheinlich nächste Woche auf eine Nuance dunkler umsteigen 🙂
      xox Vicky

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