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The Sunscreen You Should Use at Every Age

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The Sunscreen You Should Use at Every Age

Confused about what sunscreen your baby should wear and what sunscreen you should wear? Check out our handy “sunscreen by age” chart below to see which Supergoop! options may be best for you.


Some key takeaways… First, if you’re wondering when to start putting sunscreen on your baby, then you’ll want to wait until your little one is at least six months old. After that point in time, we recommend using any of our Sunnyscreen SPF 50 formulas, which have been developed especially with babies’ and toddlers’ sensitive skin in mind. You can read more about this SPF here.

Secondly, when your child is over six years old, you may want to consider something that’s a little more breathable but no less protective, like our Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50. It’s perfect for busier little bodies, as they play on the playground or practice their favorite after school sports.

Finally, a few tips for adulthood… If you’re reading this and are in your teens, 20s or early 30s, then you can wear a variety of different sunscreens, no problem. You may just want to tailor your choices based on whatever your personal skin goals are, especially when it comes to sunscreens for your face.

For instance, if you’re into makeup, then one of our SPF primers like Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 or 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF 40 is a wonderful option for you.

On the other hand, if you’re reading this and are over the age of 40, then your skin may benefit from some good ‘ole TLC…not to mention some extra hydration. Look into a hand cream with sunscreen, like our Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40 or a hydrating body lotion, like our Forever Young Body Butter SPF 40. And, as always, wear sunscreen on your face every day. Our City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 and Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 are popular picks, depending on how much hydration your skin craves.

+ Have more questions about sunscreen by age? Leave them in the comments below and we’ll get back to you!

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