With so many skin care products nowadays, it can be tricky (and even tedious) to figure out the proper steps — especially when it comes to applying sunscreen. But whether you’ve got a 10-step regimen or like to keep it simple, skincare doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Below, we’ve outlined exactly how to incorporate everyday sunscreen into your skincare routine, so you’ll never have to forget or think twice again.
How to incorporate everyday sunscreen into your skin care routine
First, a refresher on product order 101. For the ultimate skin care enthusiasts, a comprehensive routine might include:
- Oil-based cleanser
- Water-based cleanser
- Treatments (like essences and serums)
- Eye Cream
Like we said, the above list is pretty extensive and not everyone wants (or needs!) to follow this outline. For most people, a simple 3-step routine is more than enough. The foundational steps for healthy skin is to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and slather on some SPF (rain or shine).
Your basic 4-step routine
STEP 1: Cleanser
Start off by using an oil-based cleanser to remove your makeup and SPF, and purify your skin from other impurities. Our Ease Up Watery PHA Oil Cleanser is excellent at removing the day’s sunscreen, pollution, and grime to prevent build-up. Plus, it’s so lightweight that you can skip the double-cleanse and move on with your routine. Note that this cleanser is meant to be used a few times a week for deep-cleansing and gentle exfoliation, and not as your daily cleanser.
STEP 2: Toner
A toner is meant to restore moisture after cleansing your face. For some people, toners may be a nice-to-have, but it certainly helps with extra hydration, which is always welcome! This Take Five Reviving Aloe Mist is a refreshing addition to your routine, as it hydrates, soothes, and preps skin for the next steps.
STEP 3: Moisturizer
No matter your skin type, you need moisturizer to keep skin supple and healthy. It also prevents premature aging, since it prevents wrinkles and supports skin barrier health.
STEP 4: Sunscreen
SPF should be the last step in your routine, and the ultimate non-negotiable in any regimen. By now, you already know the importance of daily sunscreen — it shields skin from sun damage, prevents premature aging and hyperpigmentation, and protects against skin cancer. But how do you choose the right one for you?
Choosing the best everyday sunscreen
At Everyday Humans, we’ve got formulas for every skin type and preference. If you’re looking for something lightweight and extra hydrating, Resting Beach Face SPF Serum is for you. It’s packed with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and spinach, making it a great sunscreen for dry skin. Since it doubles as a face moisturizer with sunscreen, this means you can skip a step in your routine.
For those looking for a bit of coverage or prefer a semi-matte finish, Rose From Above has you covered. As a tinted mineral sunscreen, it leaves you with an air-brushed, skin-but-better complexion. It’s the best sunscreen under makeup, and you can use it as a primer or base too.
Lastly, if you’re on the hunt for an all-around sunscreen lotion, Oh My Bod! is your new go-to. This face + body lotion with SPF is also hydrating and nourishing, thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid and cucumber. 100% sheer and lightweight, this sunscreen without white cast is easy to apply before you head out the door (or indoors, if you’re staying by a window). It’s also sweat- and water-resistant up to 80 minutes — the best body sunscreen for active humans!
Whether you have acne-prone skin, dry skin or even normal skin, a consistent skin care routine is going to help you get that glow and give you healthy, radiant skin every day.
Build your SPF skincare routine now on Everyday Humans.