Why Should I Use Tinted Sunscreen? We’ll explain.

Why Should I Use Tinted Sunscreen? We’ll explain.

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to ensure sunscreen is an everyday priority -- if it wasn’t already a step in your skin care routine, that is. And for some, adding sunscreen into an already lengthy skin care regimen can seem daunting. But what if your sunscreen were to take care of two steps? Our tinted formula, Sun Shield™ Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 50 does just that.


What is tinted sunscreen and what can it do for me?

Tinted sunscreens are sunscreen products that combine a colored base with sunscreen protection. As complexion enhancers, they act as a very lightweight layer of makeup, giving your skin a healthy glow and enhancing your complexion while helping to protect your skin from the sun.


The bonus: this two-in-one benefit allows you to cut back on your getting-ready time by giving you makeup coverage and protection in one step. Obagi's Sun Shield Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreens provide skin protection against UVA and UVB radiation plus infrared defense, which helps to buffer the skin from heat-derived oxidative stress. They’re also tinted sheer, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free.


So, how do you find your shade? This formula is available in two shades: cool and warm. Cool is recommended for fair skin with blue, red or pink undertones, while warm is recommended for darker complexions with yellow, gold or olive undertones.


Obagi Expert Tip: When deciding if your skin tone is cool or warm, take a look at the veins on the inside of your forearm. If they look blue, you fall into the blue category. If your veins have a green tint, you’re on the warmer side.


Click here for more information on Obagi Sun Shield Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 50, or to discover all of Obagi sunscreen formulas.


*Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.


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