Mother applying sunscreen

Remember back in the day when our kiddos were wee ones and we slathered them in that thick, white sunscreen like we were frosting a cake? Protecting their tender young skin from the harmful rays of the sun was a top priority for us then, but how often do we skip this crucial step for ourselves?

While I celebrate every single day of life over 50, I’m also prepared to don my suit of armor and do battle with the wrinkles that have my name written upon them. Sadle my horse, Tristan, we’re declaring war!

But there is an easy way to help prevent premature aging, and the answer is to treat our own skin with the same tender love and preventative sun care we gave our beloved children.

In an article from SkinCancer.org, they share a study published in the American College of Physicians’ Annals of Internal Medicine, which is “the first research in humans to show conclusively that sunscreen can help prevent photoaging ~ premature aging caused by the sun.” This is powerful anti-aging information, don’t you think?

rays from the sun cause more than 90 percent of the visible signs of aging

drought, dry cracked earth

The article goes on to say that “Daily use of a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher can help reduce aging of the skin caused by sun damage. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun cause more than 90 percent of the visible signs of aging, which include wrinkles, rough patches, sagging, and skin discoloration.”   And I’m sold.

Here’s the great news about sunscreens ~ they’ve come a long way since the days of the thick, gooey creams of yesteryear.  Sunscreens have moved into the beauty department, with a wide range of brands and options.  Now we can choose from traditional sunscreens, tinted moisturizers with SPF factors, serums and BB creams.

We’ve researched and put together our Editor’s Pick of the Best Anti Aging Sunscreens featuring both drugstore and popular beauty brands. All of these sun protection choices are above the recommended SPF 15 or higher, so which one you choose, is entirely up to you.

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Kiehl's Super Fluid Sunscreen
Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50
1.7 Ounces $38.00

Dior Hydra Life Sunscreen

Dior Hydra Life BB Creme SPF 30

1.7 Ounces $60.00

Clinique BB Cream

Clinique Age Defense BB Creme SPF 30

1.4 Ounces $38.00

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

1.7 Ounces $44.00

cetaphil uva/uvb defense
Cetaphil® 1.7 oz. Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 50
1.7 Ounces $13.99

laroche-posay anthelios spf 50
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer SPF 50
1.35 Ounces $29.99

cerave sunscreen
CeraVe Suncare Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 30
2.5 Ounces $14.99

Live, love and enjoy the sun, darlings, with wrinkle-preventing sunscreen of course!
What’s your favorite type of sun protection?

XO, Jone’t

Jonet
Blogger, Editor at Fabulously Chic Over 50
Jonet Wooten is a 55 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She's Got Style.
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4 Comments on Declare War on Wrinkles | Best Anti Aging Sunscreens

  1. Elenka
    March 23, 2017 at 1:37 pm (7 months ago)

    HiI also agree with you) This is so)
    Thks Who used this cream?

    Reply
    • Jonet
      March 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm (7 months ago)

      I use and love the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Thanks for your question, Elenka! Xo Jonet

      Reply
  2. Angela R
    May 4, 2016 at 11:39 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks for the sunscreen advice! It is necessary!

    Reply
    • Jonet
      May 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm (1 year ago)

      Greetings Angela. So glad you found it helpful, and I must agree with you, sunscreen is absolutely necessary! Thanks so much for your comment. Xo Jonet

      Reply

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