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Soak Up The Sun...screen: The Importance of Skin Protection & Our 2021 Favourite SPF Products

The sun is out over at MTS headquarters and we couldn't be happier! It's no secret to anyone that summer is our favorite season and we wait all year to pull out of beach hats and flowy dresses (there are no limits to what we'll do to release our inner valley girl). But when there's sun... there is also SUNBURN!

The burning facts: It is estimated that 90 percent of non- melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet 1 (UV) radiation from the sun.

Sunscreen helps protect your skin against harmful UV rays, premature aging, and skin cancers. No matter your age, skin tone, or climate, sunscreen should always top of mind (and beach bag). This year we've made it our goal to start taking better care of our skin and have pledged to invest in better quality SPF products. We've done all the research on 2021's hottest sunscreen finds so you don't have to!

Thank us later and get your tan on!

1. SuperGoop Unseen & Matte Sunscreen

SPF Level: 40

This fan-favourite is consistently trending for a reason. Though difficult to get your hands on, it truly is "streak-free" and doesn't leave you smelling like heavy chemicals and public pools.

2. First Aid Beauty Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen

SPF Level: 30

The First Aid Beauty sunscreen line is developed with Zinc Oxide and absorbs quickly for a matte and clear finish. Pop this bad boy in your purse and you're ready to conquer the world!

3. Dermalogica Protection Sport Sunscreen

SPF Level: 50

The name does not lie, this sunscreen goes as hardcore as you do and provides extended protection so you don't have to slow down and reapply. Like all Dermalogica products, this sunscreen is designed for sensitive skin and is gluten free!

4. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Shaka Fluid Sunscreen

SPF Level: 30

Hang ten and sunscreen up (that was lame...sorry). La Roche-Posay's oil-free sunscreens are real game changers and use NETLOCK technology to cover the entire spectrum of UVA/UVB rays. Still not sold? They really are scentless and are cruelty-free!

5. Garnier Brightening Serum Cream w/ SPF

SPF Level: 30

Garnier knew what they were doing when they created this product perfect for every girl on-the-go. One small tube acts as a daily moisturizer, brightening serum, and sunscreen to cut your skincare routine time in half. Uh... yes please!

6. Sun Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lip Balm

SPF Level: 30

Most people forget that your whole face requires sheltering from the sun... and that includes your lips! This lip balm by Sun Bum can be used all year round and keeps your pucker perfectly protected.

If you're a fan of youthful skin (and come on, who isn't), it's about time you start taking summer skincare seriously. Let us know your favourite summer SPF products that you've recently come across in the comments below.

Happy sunbathing!

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