Time after time, we're told how important it is to use sunscreen on a daily basis and believe me, this is no myth. If you're someone like me fighting hyper-pigmentation, sunscreen is an absolute must. You're probably investing a lot of money in expensive dark spot treatments and whitening products to reverse the spots but all that is doing down the drain if you don't have facial sunscreen as an initial step. Even the most high-quality brightening product can be counteracted by the smallest exposure to UV light.
When an area with hyper-pigmentation is exposed to UV light, more melanin is produced, causing the spots to become even darker. What is melanin? Melanin is the brown and black pigment that gives your hair and skin color. In order for your brightening treatments to work, you have to be proactive on applying sunscreen on a daily basis to see results for your hyper-pigmentation. I'm currently using Supergoop's SPF 30 City Sunscreen Serum and I am in absolute love with it!
Supergoop's City Sunscreen immediately caught my attention because it doubles as an anti-aging serum so the formula is a tad thinner compared to normal sunscreens. I've come across of moisturizers and primers containing SPF but never a serum, which is why I was so intrigued. Supergoop has a wide range of sunscreen but I thought with my acne-prone skin, a thinner formula was perfect because it doesn't clog my pores. I apply it in the morning as the last step of my skincare routine and wait 5-10 minutes for it to settle before applying primer. The serum doesn't leave a white film and sits great under your make-up.
Best part of it all? It doesn't have that terrible 'sunscreen' smell that I despise so much. The smell and SPF number are the two things I look out for the most and with summer coming up, SPF 30 is the recommended minimum to protect your skin from the harsh sun rays. If you've never tried or heard of Supergoop, go out now explore their sunscreens and pick one that fits your needs, especially with summer around the corner.