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The BEST Sunscreen for Your Face

By now, we all know that wearing sunscreen every day is a must. And many of us (raises hand) wish we spent our younger years embracing SPF a little more.

While I was at the beach last week with my family, I saw my 13 years old attempting to sunbathe. She was convinced she needed a “base.” Don’t worry, we sprayed her down with SPF 70.

Bless her freckled-faced heart. I did the same thing when I was her age, like an idiot. I am just waiting for the day she discovers self-tanners.

But unlike her, I remember the days of sunscreen feeling like you were slathered with Elmers Glue. And back then, we only wore it in the summer, when we would be outside for long periods of time. 

Today, it’s should be an essential part of our daily beauty routine. 

The BEST Sunscreen for Your Face

Drunk Elephant Umbra™ Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30

Sunscreen, $34 

As someone who burns looking at the sun, I’ve tried so many sunscreens specifically for my face. Sometimes they were part of my foundation or a tinted moisturizer, but I find having a separate one especially helpful this time of year.

I discovered the Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense by Drunk Elephant a few months ago, and I will never try another one. It goes on easily, like a light moisturizer, and absorbs into your skin instantly, leaving no sticky film or residue and makeup layers on wonderfully. 

I keep my morning skincare routine simple, considering how involved it is before bed. All I do is lightly wash my face with this Tachta face oil, follow up with my favorite face oil, wait a minute, then put on this sunscreen.

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Saturday 20th of June 2020

Thanks for your reply! :-)


Thursday 18th of June 2020

Hi! Have you used the drunk elephant SPF 30 tinted version? If so what was your opinion? Thanks!

Megan Kristel

Friday 19th of June 2020

I haven't, but only because I really love the bareMinerals tinted moisturizer that doesn't have an SPF. I'm sure the DE tinted spf is great, I haven't been disappointed with any of their products


Tuesday 16th of June 2020

The drunk elephant is a good sunscreen, but the best I have ever tried is up the Paula’s Choice Super Light Daily Wrinkle Defense. It is spf 30 with skincare ingredients of resveratrol a fad antioxidants. It also has a none shine slightly matte finish. If your skin tone is fair to medium it has a slight tint to even out your skin tone, but even if your skin is darker it does not give you the white cast that so many high spfs leave behind. I have been using spfs for 25 years and this is the best!