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Girlfriend Collective Launched the Perfect Athleisure Collection—Here’s What We’re Buying

Girlfriend Collective Launched the Perfect Athleisure Collection—Here’s What We’re Buying

Signs of a good week include sunshine, the perfect cold-brew-to-oat-milk ratio, and an exciting Girlfriend Collective launch. Today, the activewear and loungewear brand dropped the Stretch Woven collection, which consists of five easy-to-wear styles in a new fabric. Different from the brand’s cult-favorite Compressive or Float fabrics, Girlfriend’s Stretch Woven fabric is a durable, lightweight, slightly stretchy recycled polyester and spandex blend. The collection includes The Short Sleeve Button Up Jumpsuit, Sleeveless Button Up Romper, Everyday Easy Shorts, Tapered Joggers, and Wrap Skort. Like all of Girlfriend Collective’s pieces, the Stretch Woven collection comes in sizes XXS to 6XL. Each piece is available in three colors (so far); you can choose from black, dark olive green, and royal blue.Another reason to love Girlfriend Collective, besides its excellent activewear and size inclusivity, is its commitment to sustainability. Sustainability is tricky for brands to nail, especially since the best way to be eco-conscious is to, well, stop buying things. But the brand is famous for making more than 50% of its clothing and packaging out of recycled and recyclable materials (like plastic water bottles, nylon, and fishing nets). Plus, any well-loved Girlfriend activewear can be shipped back to the brand and upcycled into leggings for someone else—and you’ll get store credit in return. You can read up on the brand’s extensive sustainability efforts here.Keep reading to see each of the pieces in the new Girlfriend Collective launch, plus why we love ’em so much. All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

All the Best Memorial Day Beauty Sales You Can Hop on Now

All the Best Memorial Day Beauty Sales You Can Hop on Now

Who needs a stress-filled weekend away when you can stay in and shop the best Memorial Day beauty sales from the comfort of your bed and with zero responsibilities calling your name? If you’re catching the travel bug, well, you can still do your shopping from the road. The best Memorial Day sales have already begun for some beauty brands and retailers, with more on the way in just a few days. From now through the holiday weekend of May 30th, we’ll be keeping tabs on all corners of the internet for excellent skincare and makeup sales so that you don’t miss a thing. Whether your sunscreen stock needs replenishing ahead of summer, you’re looking for a moisturizer that works with your skin, or you’re waiting for that coveted AHA serum to finally go on sale, we can basically guarantee that you’ll have hoards of products to choose from ahead of the long weekend. Though not all retailers have rolled out their sales yet, retailers like Nordstrom, Ulta, Skinstore, and Sephora have marked down tons of stock ahead of the holiday.If you’ve got a serious case of the Shoppies (same), take a gander at some of the other sales we’re scoping out ahead of the weekend, from the best clothing sales to mattress sales and furniture sales, and more. But for now, here’s everything we know about the best Memorial Day beauty sales so far, plus the picks we’re adding to our carts. Time to do some damage.Nordstrom is still quiet about what exactly its annual Half-Yearly sale will include—which to us means there’s a gold mine of deals waiting to be revealed. In the meantime, you can find products on sales (and marked down up to 45%), like Murad’s bestselling clarifying cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin, calming sheet masks from Foreo, Aveda hair products, Nuface devices, fragrances from Nest, and more.We can’t get enough of Supergoop’s selection of universal SPF products, like the cult-favorite Unseen Sunscreen and the fast-absorbing, ultra-light Play body sunscreen. From now through Tuesday, May 24th, the entire Supergoop! website will be 20% off with the code SUNNY20. Time to stock up!We’re halfway through Ulta’s major Gorgeous Hair Event, but don’t worry, there are still plenty of markdowns throughout the rest of the month. Luxury hair products, from Bumble and bumble’s nourishing conditioners to Madison Reed toning shampoos to high-end tools, are up to 50% off through May 28.UltaBumble and Bumble Bond-Building Repair ShampooUltaBio Ionic 10X Pro Straightening & Styling IronIf you haven’t shopped at Skinstore yet, now is the time to start. Find skin essentials from brands you know and love like K-beauty favorite DHC, First Aid Beauty, Neocutis, Elemis, and more. Use code SS20 right now to get 20% off nearly 5,000 products at Skinstore. Starting May 24, take up to 40% off select brands. What’s more, discounts go up to 50% off from May 26 through May 31 in case you want to wait and save even more.Last year Sephora offered major markdowns on thousands of products spanning makeup, fragrance, skin, and hair care, and we’re crossing our fingers for more of the same in 2022. In the meantime, snag sought-after deals in the retailer’s current sale section. We’re keeping our eyes on everything Fenty, plus sample sets filled with luxury brands. SephoraFenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear FoundationSephoraSephora Favorites Luxe Vibes Mini Luxury Beauty Sampler SetWe love Glow Recipe’s effective products, and thankfully the brand has already given us the full details of its Memorial Day spring sale. From May 26 through May 30, everything—including the SELF-editor beloved AHA/BHA Strawberry Smooth Serum—will be 15% off. The only thing excluded are kits. All you need to do to nab the deals is type in the code GLOWFAM at checkout.We love Dermstore for derm-approved, luxury-grade skin, body, and hair products. And if last year is any inclination, Dermstore’s Memorial Day 2022 sale is going to be a good one. Ahead of the long weekend, the retailer moved hundreds of skin-care products to its ever-growing sale section, including travel-sized bundles and seriously effective night creams.DermstoreBest of Dermstore Problem Solution: Brightening RegimenDermstoreCaudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night CreamStock up on It Cosmetics’ bestselling CC creams and primers from May 29 through May 31, when the whole site will be 25% off, plus an extra 10% off sale items. We’d also recommend throwing a few dollars at the top-rated Superhero Elastic mascara.Byoma is a newish brand focused on repairing and replenishing the skin’s microbiome (yep, it’s not just your gut that has one!). Not only does the brand have already accessibly-priced cleansers, serums, and moisturizers, but from now through May 21, if you spend $25 on the brand at Target, you’ll get $5 off.Another powerful, derm-beloved skin-care brand, Lancer Skincare is having a Memorial Day sale with 25% off sitewide with the code FRIENDS25. The brand makes an excellent body exfoliant, and its Caviar Lime Acid Peel is a bestseller for a reason: it’s an at-home peel that uses retinol and glycolic acid to target fine lines and uneven skin tone. LancerLancer The Method: PolishLancerLancer Caviar Lime Acid PeelWhere are all of our self-tanner fans? Get a healthy, sun-free glow with Tan-Luxe’s Super Edit Bundle, which is 50% off from now until May 31. The kit includes full-size bottles of the brand’s Super Glow and Super Glow Body tanners, both of which contain hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin while you gradually build your tan. You know Charlotte Tillbury for its iconic Pillowtalk lipstick and range of foundations but trust us: The suite of other CT makeup and skin-care products is also worth your attention. Take 15% off on build-your-own beauty kits (which, yes, can include Pillowtalk) from May 27 to May 30.Elizabeth Arden knows a thing or two about potent skin care to prevent premature aging and promote healthy aging. From May 30th through June 6th, use the code REFRESH for 15% off $50+, 20% off a $75+, or 25% off $100 or more. If you’re not sure what to add to your cart, we recommend any of the capsules, which are filled with superhero ingredients like ceramides, retinol, hyaluronic acid, or vitamin C. Just mix them in with your moisturizer and go—it’s that simple.K-Beauty brand Erborian, which specializes in products for a short and efficient skin-care routine, just announced its long weekend sale. From May 27 through June 1, take 15% off sitewide (except for kits and sets) with the code MEMORIAL15. For more goodness, if you spend more than $85, you’ll get a free Micellar Cleansing Water with code WATER. If you’re serious about your beauty deals, sign up for Erborian’s emails and you’ll receive an exclusive offer of an additional 20% off site-wide. You’ll want to try out the BB and CC creams, as well as the makeup primers.Attention all Jet Lag mask lovers: Summer Fridays just announced its sale so you can explore the full range of its effective, beautifully-packaged skin-care goodies. During Memorial Day weekend, you can get a free Morning Minis Skincare Set ($62 value) when you spend $99+, which, trust us, is an easy thing to do.Related:

The 19 Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin to Keep You Hydrated and Shine-Free

The 19 Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin to Keep You Hydrated and Shine-Free

If you have oily or acne-prone skin (or both), you know the struggle of finding the best moisturizers for oily skin. It takes work, and you’ve probably done some trial and error that landed you right here. You want a lotion that will effectively hydrate your skin and protect your skin barrier—especially if you have retinol or other exfoliating regimens—without leaving your face looking like an oil spill at the end of the day. And that’s an easy line for a moisturizer to cross.We called on two reliable derms: Dr. Jerome Potozkin, MD, founder and practitioner at PotozkinMD Skincare & Laser Center in California, and Dr. David Kim, MD, MS, cosmetic dermatologist at Idriss Dermatology in New York City, to share their best tips for moisturizing oily skin, plus the criteria for picking a lotion you can count on for years.Why is it important for people with oily skin to moisturize?“I think a lot of people with acne-prone or oily skin tend to use harsh face wash, and it can strip much of the oil that’s necessary to keep your skin barrier intact,” says Dr. Kim. “So just because you’re super oily doesn’t mean that you don’t need to moisturize, because you still want protection.” Dr. Potozkin says that if you have acne-prone skin, it’s even more imperative that you moisturize because you’re likely being treated with products like Accutane, tretinoin, or salicylic-acid-containing products that can dry the skin out. If you strip your skin of its natural oils, your sebaceous glands work harder and end up over-producing oil. So if you have a harsh routine including exfoliating face washes, acne medication, or exfoliating serums and don’t add a moisturizer on top, your skin will naturally produce more oil. It sounds counterintuitive to put moisturizer on already oily skin, but it could be precisely what your skin is craving.“The goal is to find the moisturizer that’s gentle enough for you to use it without feeling like it’s suffocating your skin,” Dr. Potozkin tells SELF. “You want it to absorb quickly so you barely know it’s there.”What skin-care ingredients are good for people with oily skin?“Gel-like moisturizers that are really light in texture are good options for people with oily or acne-prone skin,” Dr. Kim tells SELF. “I also prefer a lotion formula versus cream, because cream is oil-based.”“Many oil-free moisturizers have silicone or similar ingredients in them, which is what I look for, because silicone seals in moisture,” he says. He also mentions additional actives like hyaluronic acid, which has become ubiquitous in most skin-care products these days but nonetheless is a powerhouse hydrator for all skin types. You might also want to look for acne-fighting BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) like salicylic acid, niacinamide (which helps quell excess oil production), and broad-spectrum SPF—especially if you have an acne regimen. What should people with oily skin avoid when looking for moisturizers?“If you have oily skin, thicker creams and ingredients like mineral oil are big no-nos,” says Dr. Potozkin. You might have to check the ingredients label, but most moisturizers these days will say “oil-free” on the front of the packaging. You might also want to avoid additional vitamin E in your moisturizer. We love vitamin E; it’s an antioxidant that’s already found in the skin and helps to protect the skin barrier, but too much of it can clog your pores and worsen acne. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll always want to avoid fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.Ahead, see 19 of the best moisturizers for oily skin that meet our dermatologist criteria. You’ll find lightweight water creams from Tatcha, nourishing gel lotions from Neutrogena and Skinfix, night creams from CeraVe, and more options to add to your skin-care routine.

23 AHA Serums Derms Recommend for Smoother, Brighter Skin

23 AHA Serums Derms Recommend for Smoother, Brighter Skin

Gone are the days of the 12-step skincare routine. Now, we’re looking for efficient, multi-purpose products that pack a punch. AHA serums exfoliate, brighten, and unclog your pores all at once, reducing the need for a cabinet full of pricey skin-care products that are tough to use.We spoke to Dr. Jerome Potozkin, MD, founder and practitioner at PotozkinMD Skincare & Laser Center in California, and Dr. David Kim, MD, MS, cosmetic dermatologist at Idriss Dermatology in New York City, to give you the 411 on AHAs, plus the best exfoliating serums to add to your medicine cabinet.What are AHAs, and what can they do for your skin?AHAs, or alpha hydroxy acids, “are gentle superficial acids that can exfoliate your skin enzymatically,” Dr. Kim tells SELF. They tackle fine lines and wrinkles, boost collagen production, brighten dark spots, and unclog pores, which makes them excellent powerhouse ingredients for most skin types. The most common types of AHAs are glycolic acid, lactic acid, and mandelic acid, but there are others including tartaric acid, citric acid, and malic acid. “They’ve actually been used since Cleopatra’s time—she used lactic acid for face peeling,” says Dr. Potozkin. We’ll consider that a ringing endorsement.“Glycolic acid is probably the most common [AHA],” he says. “It’s often used in dermatologists’ offices for professional chemical peels, but it’s also found in a variety of over-the-counter serums and skin-care products. [Glycolic acid] can be a little bit more irritating than, say, lactic acid. So if someone has oily or acne-prone skin, I steer them towards glycolic acid. If they have more sensitive skin, I’d refer them more towards a lactic acid-containing product.”Can you overdo it on AHAs? Should anyone avoid AHAs?Since AHAs are exfoliating ingredients, you can overdo it—especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. For products with high concentrations of AHAs (especially glycolic acid), start using them one or two times per week at night to see how your skin reacts. “My rule of thumb usually is to keep those acids at 10% or less,” says Dr. Kim. “And I generally tell patients not to use them every day, rather a few times per week.”  According to Dr. Potozkin, some signs that you’re using these products too frequently include flakiness, redness, peeling, and a burning sensation. Folks with oily skin are naturally more tolerant of AHAs, so using them more frequently—or even every night—can be doable. If you have very sensitive, rosacea- or eczema-prone skin, Dr. Kim encourages the use of PHAs (polyhydroxy acids) instead of AHAs. “Those are the most gentle acids that are specifically designed for people with sensitive skin,” he says. If you have sensitive skin, you should also avoid sulfates, phthalates, parabens, fragrances, and dyes.How do you use AHA serums?Both derms we spoke to recommend using your AHA products at night after cleansing so they have optimal time to work their magic. In the morning, it’s extra important to wear sunscreen (SPF 30 to SPF 50), as products with AHAs make you more prone to sun damage. When doing your serum shopping, you might want to look for one that’s formulated with calming, hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and squalane or antioxidants like vitamin C. If you currently use retinol, Dr. Kim suggests not using both retinol and AHAs on the same day, as that can create skin irritation and discomfort. We used these dermatologists’ guidance to find effective AHA serums at all price points. Below, see our exfoliating serum picks from brands like CeraVe, Sunday Riley, SkinCeuticals, Neutrogena, and more. 

The 23 Best Bridesmaid Gifts to Thank Your Bridal Party

The 23 Best Bridesmaid Gifts to Thank Your Bridal Party

Congratulations on your impending nuptials! Now it’s time to get down to business. Whether you’ve chosen your bridal party yet or not, amassing a few of the best bridesmaid gifts is necessary to: 1) Woo them into dropping big bucks for your big day, and 2) Show them just how thankful you are for their support and friendship. While the day is, of course, ultimately about you and your partner, your best friends and family members deserve something extra special too. You’ve probably already scoured Pinterest and asked around for ideas about bridesmaid proposal gifts and memorable trinkets to give them on your wedding day. If so, you’re likely overwhelmed by all of the options out there—and understandably so. We think it all comes down to filling your besties’ gift bags with stylish gifts that demonstrate your gratitude (without killing your budget).Luckily, there are plenty of great, affordable gifts for your crew that they can actually use beyond the wedding. Ahead, you’ll find the best bridesmaid gifts from retailers like Nordstrom, Etsy, Anthropologie, and Amazon, including cheeky personalized PJs, self-care essentials, wedding survival kits, and keepsake totes they’ll use for years to come.All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

20 Best Swimsuits for Big Busts, According to DD+ Shoppers

20 Best Swimsuits for Big Busts, According to DD+ Shoppers

There are a number of dilemmas larger-chested folks run into when bathing suit shopping. Perhaps the most pressing is finding swimsuits for big busts that actually support you—without sacrificing style or comfort. You probably have a bathing suit horror story. Maybe a strap snapped after being kissed by a rogue wave, or you accidentally flashed innocent bystanders when your boob fell out of a cup. We have some good news for you: Supportive, on-trend, full-coverage suits are out there—you just need to do some digging.To save yourself another dressing room meltdown, we had DD-J cup shoppers share the best swimsuits for large busts that they turn to for support and comfort. You’ll find underwire and compressive styles for active beach days, and longline bralette styles for lounging comfortably poolside. Some of our favorite brands like Knix, Madewell, Athleta, Summersalt, and Aerie made the list, plus plenty more. Your nip slip-free summer is a few clicks away.All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

All the Best Early Memorial Day Clothing Sales You Can Shop Now

All the Best Early Memorial Day Clothing Sales You Can Shop Now

Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and if you’re not one for the scorching temps of summer, at least you can look forward to the best Memorial Day clothing sales. Who needs the beach when you have your couch, thousands of marked-down clothes, and a credit card burning a hole in your pocket? The best Memorial Day sales have already begun for a few retailers, with more on the way soon so from now through the holiday weekend, we’ll be scouring the internet for the best clothing sales.  Whether you’re itching for new t-shirts, swimsuits, loungewear, or handbags, there’s sure to be a bevy of options to choose from ahead of the long weekend. Though not all retailers have rolled out their holiday sales yet there are retailers like Nordstrom, Nike, Anthropologie, Amazon, and Shopbop that have marked down tons of stock ahead of the holiday. If you’re really ready to shop, take a look at all of the early Memorial Day mattress sales and outdoor furniture deals. Here’s everything we know about the best Memorial Day clothing sales so far, plus the picks we’re adding to our carts. Ready the credit cards!Ahead of Memorial Day, Anthropologie’s deals have 30% off summer essentials for a limited time. From flowy floral maxi dresses to strappy sandals to breezy basics, the retailer has you covered for all of your spring and summer style upgrades. We’re eyeing the silky bandanas, puff sleeve blouses, and excellent romper selection. Shop all the marked-down pieces here, but sizes are going quick, so beeline to checkout with haste.Nordstrom is still pretty hush-hush about what exactly its annual Half-Yearly sale will entail—which means it’s definitely going to be good. In the meantime, scoop up styles already on sale (and marked down up to 45%), like the bestselling Zella leggings and Moonlight pajamas, and choose from hoards of summer dresses just ready to be hung up in your closet. You’ll also find Natori bras, Sweaty Betty activewear, Free People dresses, and more staples on deep discount. NordstromZella High Waist Studio Lite Pocket 7/8 LeggingsNordstromNordstrom Lingerie Moonlight PajamasNordstromMadewell Dotted Vines Ruffle Neck Button Front MinidressNordstromLost + Wander Floral Long Sleeve Maxi DressWhile they don’t advertise Memorial Day clothing sales, Amazon always has a treasure trove of markdowns. Right now, you’ll find Amazon Fashion dresses under $50, name-brand activewear under $40, standard and plus-size swimwear under $30, and so much more. If you’re looking for a new pair of running shorts or an occasion dress for a spring party, see all of the deals right hereAmazonDokotoo Deep V-Neck Floral Print Mini DressAmazonHilor Crossover One Piece SwimsuitAmazonWillit Yoga Lounge Shorts with Pockets (2.5 in.)AmazonZesica Floral Strapless Maxi DressIf last year is any inclination, Nike’s sale is going to be a good one. Ahead of the big weekend, the retailer moved hundreds of clothing items and Nike sneakers to the ever-growing sale section. You can save up to 40% on leggings of all kinds (yoga, running, HIIT—you name it), lightweight layers for spring workouts, performance-ready sports bras, and bestselling athleisure items. See all of the sale items here.NikeNike Yoga High-Waisted 7/8 LeggingsNikeNike Dri-Fit Indy Light-Support Padded U-Neck Sports BraNikeNike Element Trail Running MidlayerNikeNike Bliss Luxe 7/8 Training PantsSize-inclusive clothing brand Universal Standard is starting the Memorial Day summer sale off early. Beginning on Friday, May 20th through Tuesday, May 24th, the brand will drop new markdowns daily on seasonal staples—all in sizes 00-40. See below for some of my favorite daily drops, all available in sizes 00-40. A little birdy told us the cult-favorite denim and dresses will be part of the daily drops. If you can’t wait until Friday to fill up your cart, select styles are 50% off.Last year, Shopbop offered up to 70% off on thousands of styles, and we’re crossing our fingers for more of the same in 2022. In the meantime, snag excellent deals from the already overflowing sale section, including breezy pants, flouncy florals, luxury accessories, and more designer styles marked way, way down.SELF-beloved loungewear and basics brand Richer Poorer just announced its Memorial Day deals. From May 26 through the 30th, intimates, boxers, socks, and more essentials are 30% off. The sale will exclude items that are already on sale and the Stretch Lyocell collection. Until the holiday weekend, you can take a look at all of Richer Poorer’s 50% off Warehouse Sale styles here, from structured tees to supersoft bralettes to the perfect baggy sweats.Denim retailer Warp + Weft just announced its Memorial Day sale: From May 26 through the 30th, take 40% off sitewide and up to 70% off sale items with the code MEMORIALDAY40. We know, we know, that’s too far away. Thankfully, a wide array of denim is on sale, from wide-leg pants in spring and summer hues to the always essential straight-leg jeans. See it all here. Floatley, which offers barely-there seamless intimates and basics, announced that it will be having a 20% sitewide sale from May 27 through May 30. What’s more, all of the brand’s activewear, including leggings and sports bras, will be marked down to $29 each. Ahead of the long weekend, check out some of the already on sale items here. FloatleyFloatley Cozy Lightly Lined Wireless BraRelated:

The 38 Best Sunscreens for Your Face and Body, According to Dermatologists

The 38 Best Sunscreens for Your Face and Body, According to Dermatologists

Ingredients like niacinamide or hyaluronic acid are nice additions, and if you’ve already got some sun damage from past sunburns (hello, all of us), select a sunscreen that also contains antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help fight discoloration. An important note: You don’t need extra ingredients in your SPF, especially if you layer on other skin-care products in the morning. If you have rosacea or eczema-prone skin, opt for mineral over chemical sunscreens, as they’re naturally less irritating, according to Dr. Kim. Folks with sensitive skin should also avoid dyes and parabens and opt for fragrance-free choices. Best Chemical SunscreenThese broad-spectrum sunscreens use reef-safe avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, and octocrylene to protect against sun damage. Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen is a cult favorite because it has an invisible, fast-absorbing formula. The brand’s new Watery Lotion is a good option for every skin type and tone, thanks to skin barrier-strengthening ingredients and a non-greasy finish. Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion has more than 1,000 five-star reviews to boot, and it’s water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Coola is a growing household name when it comes to sun protection; its face lotion comes in a few heavenly scents and most of the brand’s ingredients are organic.SephoraShiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50SephoraSupergoop! Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50CoolaCoola Classic Face Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30Best Mineral SunscreenThese mineral SPFs are all emollient, meaning they rub in easily, which reduces your chances of dealing with a white cast on your skin. Bliss’s Block Star invisible mineral sunscreen won a SELF Beauty Award for its oil-free formulation and matte finish. Biotech skin-care brand Ourself has mineral sunscreen formulated with peptides to prevent premature aging, plus antioxidants to fight discoloration. Dr. Kim likes SkinCeuticals formulation because it’s very liquid-y, blends in well, and a little goes a long way. CeraVe’s skin-care products are packed with skin barrier-loving, protective ceramides, and the mineral sunscreen is no different. Plus, it has a thicker formulation so that it stays put all day long.TargetBliss Block Star Daily Mineral SunscreenOurselfOurself Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50DermstoreSkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50WalgreensCerave Hydrating Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30Best Sunscreen for Acne-Prone SkinIf you deal with acne and breakouts, you want a sunscreen that doesn’t exacerbate the issue. These SPFs are formulated with ingredients that target breakouts and discoloration, like niacinamide and vitamin C. Plus, they’re all lightweight and oil-free, so they won’t clog your pores. Murad’s Correct & Protect serum and EltaMD’s UV Clear offer mineral SPF protection, while La Roche-Posay and Dermalogica are solid chemical SPF options.MuradMurad Correct & Protect Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 45DermstoreEltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46AmazonLa Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen SPF 60UltaDermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30Best Sunscreen for Oily SkinSimilar to acne-prone skin, oily skin needs an SPF that’s oil-free, dry-touch, and fast-absorbing. Neutrogena makes an excellent drugstore option that has chemical filters and is oxybenzone-free. EltaMD’s UV Sport uses the brand’s proprietary invisible zinc oxide to protect, all while staying put even when you’re sweating or swimming.Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen LotionThis drugstore classic is known for absorbing extremely quickly, which makes it a great choice for oily skin.
Best for: oily, acne-prone skinAmazonEltaMD UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50Best Sunscreen for Dry SkinDry skin needs to soak up all the moisture—without adding an oily sheen. Black Girl Sunscreen’s moisturizing chemical SPF is formulated with jojoba, cacao, and avocado. Plus, it’s reef-safe and paraben, and fragrance-free, making it a solid pick for folks with sensitive skin. Tatcha’s The Silk Sunscreen has a lighter, hydrating formula with hyaluronic acid and soothing niacinamide, plus mineral protection from zinc oxide.UltaBlack Girl Sunscreen Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30SephoraTatcha The Silk Sunscreen Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50Best SPF MoisturizersBased on our dermatologist guidelines, when looking for an SPF moisturizer, you should keep an eye out for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, glycerin, and niacinamide, plus a hearty SPF. Saie’s Slip Tint combines a moisturizer, mineral sunscreen, and foundation for a triple threat that gives you the no-makeup makeup look. Grown Alchemist makes a lightweight mineral SPF moisturizer that’s suitable for year-round use. Paula’s Choice is similar, but with chemical filters, if that’s more your jam. Mele’s Dew The Most moisturizer has chemical filters and is formulated for darker skin tones, so you won’t see any kind of white cast. Paula’s Choice Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30Those with sensitive skin that want a little extra glow should be sure to check out this moisturizer, which includes mineral SPF as well.
Best for: dull, sensitive skinSaieSaie Slip Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 35AmazonMele Dew The Most Sheer Facial Moisturizer SPF 30Best Sunscreen for BodyWhat should you look for in body sunscreens?If you’re going for a mineral sunscreen and you’re worried about it blending in (since they generally have thicker, more pasty textures), Dr. Kim recommends looking for one with the emollient vitamin E. You might also want to look for a body sunscreen with soothing aloe. As with facial sunscreen, look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and if you’ll be swimming or sweating, choose a water-resistant formulation. Best Chemical SunscreenThese beloved sunscreens are a breeze to apply, offer broad-spectrum protection, and are water- and sweat-resistant. Supergoop’s Play lotion is a SELF favorite for its watery formula that soaks in quickly. For a budget-friendly dupe, turn to Neutrogena’s Beach Defense lotion. Supergoop’s Glowscreen gives your skin a subtle shine, making it a great pick for outdoor weddings and vacations. Coola’s SELF Beauty Award–winning body sunscreen goes on smoothly, and our testers noted that it really helps prevent sunburn on long park days. La Roche-Posay’s milky face and body sunscreen is a derm favorite because it’s suitable for all skin types and is formulated with antioxidants for an extra boost against hyperpigmentation. AmazonSupergoop! Play Everyday Lotion (2.4 oz.)UltaCoola Peach Blossom Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 70AmazonLa Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Body & Face Sunscreen SPF 60AmazonNeutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70AmazonHawaiian Tropic Everyday Active Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50Best Mineral SunscreenIt’s not easy finding a mineral body sunscreen that’s easy to blend in. Hawaiian Tropic’s milky mineral sunscreen is a 2021 Healthy Beauty Award winner for that reason. Supergoop’s Play mineral SPF is also supremely emollient, and it’s enhanced with green algae, a powerful antioxidant, and nourishing tucuma butter. For sensitive skin-friendly options, turn to Cetaphil’s gentle body sunscreen formulated with vitamin E and prebiotics, or Blue Lizard’s budget-friendly option that reviewers say feels weightless on the skin. Neutrogena’s and La Roche-Posay’s mineral sunscreens are beloved by derms and consumers thanks to their fast-absorbing, soft-to-the-touch feel.AmazonHawaiian Tropic Mineral Sun Milk Body Lotion SPF 30SephoraSupergoop! Play 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 30TargetCetaphil Sheer Mineral SunscreenTargetLa Roche-Posay Anthelios Body and Face Mineral SunscreenTargetNeutrogena Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen LotionAmazonBlue Lizard Sensitive Mineral SunscreenBest Sunscreen SpraysSunscreen sprays are handy in a pinch, but we suggest not relying on them (a common sunscreen mistake) for your main SPF. Lather up with lotion formulas before you hit the beach, pool, or the trails, and tote some spray with you to make reapplication easier. Just please, for the love of everyone, don’t spray against the wind. Supergoop and Vacation make chemical spray sunscreens that are reef-safe, smell divine, and are easy to rub in. Banana Boat’s mineral sunscreen spray is hypoallergenic, meaning it’s ideal for everyone, but especially folks with sensitive skin. Bare Republic’s Clearscreen won a SELF Beauty Award for its invisible formula, affordable price, and tropical scent.AmazonSupergoop! Play Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 PA++++UltaVacation Classic Spray Sunscreen SPF 30WalmartBanana Boat Mineral Enriched Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Spray SPF 50AmazonBare Republic Clearscreen Sunscreen Spray SPF 50Best Sunscreen SticksSunscreen sticks are concentrated, emollient formulations that are perfect for stashing in your beach bag or camping duffel. They’re great for little bits like noses, knees, elbows, and lips. Both of these options are SELF Beauty Award winners—a vigorous nod to their effectiveness. Cetaphil’s mineral option is excellent for sensitive skin thanks to the mild ingredients, plus it goes on without a white cast (no lifeguard nose here!). Coola’s SPF 30 chemical sunscreen stick smells like coconuts and is formulated with skin-loving oils to nourish while it protects.TargetCetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50DermstoreCoola Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Stick SPF 30Related:

30 Best UPF Clothing Options That Are Stylish—And Remarkably Protective

30 Best UPF Clothing Options That Are Stylish—And Remarkably Protective

By now we all know that sunscreen is a must when it comes to protecting your skin from melanoma, sunburn, sun poisoning, and premature aging. UPF clothing (or sun-protective clothing), however, might be new to you. When you think about sun-safe clothing, what are the first things that come to mind? Perhaps shapeless shrouds, hiking gear, and wide brim hats? Luckily, UPF knowledge has spread over the past few years, and now we have more options when it comes to protecting vulnerable skin. What does UPF mean?UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, and it’s an umbrella term for UVA and UVB protection. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UPF is different from SPF (sun protection factor) in that UPF measures the amount of UV radiation that can go through the fabric, whereas SPF is based on the amount of time it takes for UV-exposed skin to burn. UPF clothing is important because it protects the body parts that we don’t normally put sunscreen on (a common sunscreen mistake), thus decreasing your risk of exposure to harmful rays.What should you look for in sun-protective clothing?According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, when shopping for sun-safe gear, you should first look for its seal of recommendation. In order to receive the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal, an article of clothing must offer a UPF rating of at least 30. UPF 30 to 49 offers very good protection, while UPF 50+ offers excellent protection, shielding skin from approximately 98% of the sun’s rays.They also suggest considering the following factors for clothing that’s not specifically labeled as UPF:Dark or bright colors, which absorb UV rays rather than allowing them to penetrate.Densely woven fabric, like denim, canvas, and wool.Loose-fitting, high-coverage silhouettes.Fabric compositions like unbleached cotton, shiny/satiny synthetic fibers, and higher-tech activewearBelow, we found 30 pieces of actually stylish UV protective clothing from brands and retailers like Outdoor Voices, Athleta, Amazon, and Lululemon. You’ll find breezy long sleeve t-shirts, versatile dresses, and thoughtfully-made hats. Everything on this list has a UPF rating of 30 or higher to keep you protected while exercising, camping, swimming, and lounging. UPF T-Shirts and Sun ShirtsIf you know anything about UPF clothing, you’re probably the most familiar with full-coverage, button-down sun shirts. As the world has gained more knowledge about sun safety and protection, more and more brands have developed UPF gear that looks like, well, normal clothing. Outdoor Voices’ new Solarcool collection is funky, temperature-regulating, and UPF 50+. Lululemon has a breezy long sleeve that makes an excellent protective beach shirt, and there are plenty of options at Amazon that are ideal for rugged hikes.LululemonLululemon Waterside Relaxed UV Protection Long SleeveAmazonIsnowood Long Sleeve UV Quick Dry Rash Guard UPF50+AmazonColumbia PFG Bahama II Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt UPF 30UPF ActivewearIf you enjoy working out outdoors (or even close to a sunny window indoors), it’s a good idea to look for UPF fabrics in your activewear. Remember: Any body part that’s covered by fabric isn’t getting slathered in sunscreen, and is unprotected unless your clothing has UPF. Amazon’s Baleaf brand has quick-drying shorts with a UPF of 50 for hiking and running. You also might want to consider a high-neck UPF sports bra for outdoor workouts to protect your chest. And, surprisingly enough, just because you’re wearing leggings doesn’t mean your legs are automatically protected from harmful UV rays; Athleta’s durable leggings are UPF 50+. AmazonBaleaf Hiking Quick Dry Shorts with Zip Pockets (4 in.)AthletaAthleta Rainier Unbrushed 7/8 TightAthletaAthleta Headlands Hybrid Cargo II TightsUPF Sweatshirts and JacketsWhether you’re an athlete looking for a protective outer layer to wear on the sidelines or you just want to be extra safe during your chilly morning walks, there are more sweatshirts and jackets with solid UPF protection than you might think. Vuori’s ultra-soft crewneck pullover and Nike’s track jacket are both lightweight, sun-safe, and easy to travel with. Athleta’s full-zip makes an excellent workout buddy, and The North Face’s hoodie was practically meant for spring and fall treks.VuoriVuori Long-Sleeve Halo CrewAthletaAthleta Pacifica Illume UPF Full ZipUPF Shorts, Skorts, and CaprisSun protective bottoms like shorts, skorts, and capris come in plenty of silhouettes. The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages loose-fitting gear because when tighter fitting clothes stretch, the fibers pull away from each other and allow more UV light to pass through. We love Outdoor Voices’ and Coolibar’s relaxed vibe for lounging or low-key movement. For hiking, you can’t go wrong with Columbia, or Kuhl’s skort that’s both functional and stylish.AmazonCoolibar Café Ruche Pants UPF 50+AmazonColumbia Sandy River Breathable Cargo Short UPF 30Pants and JumpsuitsIf you’re into lounging outdoors in the spring, Vuori and Beyond Yoga’s supersoft fabrics offer a solid amount of protection and warmth. Athleta makes a cute pair of convertible pants perfect for outdoor activity (and we think they’re great street-style pants, too). Looking for resort wear? Coolibar’s flowy pants make an excellent protective option that doesn’t sacrifice style.VuoriVuori All Day JumpsuitRei Co-opBeyond Yoga Spacedye High-Waisted Practice PantsRei Co-opAthleta Trekkie Convertible Hike PantsAmazonCoolibar Petra Wide Leg Pants UPF 50+Swimsuits and Rash GuardsUpgrade your swimwear with more protective styles like these, which all shield your skin from harmful rays. Lululemon’s stylish rashguard is excellent for water sports and Torrid’s retro-style halter is cute enough to wear all on its own.Rei Co-opCarve Designs Sandhaven One-Piece SwimsuitLululemonLululemon Waterside UV Protection Short-Sleeve Rash GuardTorridTorrid Retro Halter Swim DressAmazonCoolibar Medley G2 Swim Bra UPF 50+Dresses and Cover-UpsThere are plenty of stylish sheath dresses, midis, workout dresses, and more with built-in sun protection. We love Summersalt’s colorful shirtdress for our next beach day, and Solbari’s long sleeve midi is full-coverage but has a slimmer silhouette for more shape. Outdoor Voices’ moisture-wicking one-shoulder dress has built-in support for activities like jogging or tennis.SolbariSolbari Long Sleeve Maxi Dress UPF 50+AthletaAthleta Pacifica Illume DressSummersaltSummersalt Short Effortless Shirtdress Cover-UpHats and AccessoriesHats are the easiest foray into UPF gear because chances are, you already have one! These options from Solbari and Arc’teryx are adjustable and secure, making them ideal for boating or windy beach days. You can also opt for a pair of arm sleeves, which offer UPF 50+.SolbariSolbari Reversible Wide Brim Beach Hat UPF50+SolbariSolbari Weekend Sun Hat UPF50+REIArc’teryx Women’s Sinsola HatSolbariSolbari Arm Sleeves UPF50+ Sensitive CollectionRelated:

The 30 Best Deals at Wayfair’s Biggest Sale of the Year

The 30 Best Deals at Wayfair’s Biggest Sale of the Year

Searching for new patio furniture? Can’t find a duvet cover or coffee table at a reasonable price? Come through, Wayfair’s Way Day sale! The best Way Day deals at the retailer’s annual sale are vast, and honestly kind of overwhelming. That’s what we’re here for.For the uninitiated, Wayfair’s Way Day sale is a two-day event, offering up to 80% off sitewide, plus speedy flash deals. The markdowns cover all of your bases: indoor and outdoor furniture, kitchen appliances and gadgets, bedding and mattresses, rugs, home decor, and so much more. (And let’s keep this between us, but the deals might be better than Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day.) Though the early Way Day deals are over, there are still plenty of treasures to find today, Wednesday April 27, and tomorrow, before the sale ends. You might even find some worthy Mother’s Day gifts, too (*hint hint* hello, Nespresso). Below, we’ve sorted the best deals at Way Day by category. Snag these limited-time deals while they last, and happy shopping!Best Way Day Outdoor Furniture DealsIf you’re sprucing up your outdoor space for summer, there are deals on grills, fire pits, and outdoor furniture galore. You’ll find stylish rattan patio sets more than 60% off, nearly $100 off grills made for serious BBQs, plus umbrellas, swings, and chaise lounges. You can see the whole selection of outdoor deals right here.WayfairHomecho 5 Gas and Charcoal Grill with Side BurnerWayfairSol 72 Outdoor Rawtenstall Wicker 4-Person Seating with CushionsWayfairEndless Summer Outdoor Propane Fire Pit TableWayfairBreakwater Bay Kirstine 4-Person Seating Group with CushionsBest Way Day Kitchen DealsYou might be surprised to find so much kitchen equipment at Wayfair—and so much of it is deeply marked down for the next two days. We’re eyeing the stand mixers (and hand mixers) from Cuisinart and KitchenAid, plus top-rated air fryers, top-tier Nespresso machines, and cookware sets (which make excellent graduation gifts, just sayin’). If you’re looking for dinnerware sets and toasters, Wayfair has excellent deals on those too. See everything here.WayfairNespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’LonghiWayfairKitchenAid Artisan Series 10-Speed 5 Qt. Stand MixerWayfairGreenPan Padova 10 Piece Hard Anodized Aluminum Non Stick Cookware SetWayfairCuisinart 9 Speed Hand MixerWayfairCuisinart SmartPower™ Duet 500 Watt Blender/Food ProcessorBest Way Day Vacuum DealsYou should never buy a vacuum at full price, and we stand by that. Thankfully, if yours is on its last leg, you’re in luck. Wayfair marked down Bissell, iRobot, Shark, and more top names for the two-day shopping event. Whether you’re looking for a Roomba to do the work for you, you love the satisfaction of sucking up your pet’s fur, or you want a two-in-one wet/dry vacuum, there are plenty to behold.WayfairBissell CrossWave® Pet Pro Multi-Surface Bagless Wet Dry VacWayfairiRobot Roomba j7+ (7550) Wi-Fi Connected Self-Emptying Robot VacuumWayfairShark Rocket Cordless Bagless Stick VacuumWayfairBissell CleanView® Swivel Rewind Pet Upright VacuumBest Way Day Bedding and Bath DealsSome of the best Way Day deals we found are on bedding and mattresses, so if you’re looking for a new bed (or just new shams, sheets, and covers), keep this two-day sale in mind. From top-rated down alternative duvet inserts to temperature-regulating microfiber quilt sets to beloved Casper pillows, your bedroom will be on its way to becoming your oasis. What’s more, you’ll also find bidets, vanities, and bathroom fixtures if you need a new home improvement project.WayfairStandard Casper Sleep Low Loft Original PillowWayfairLatitude Run Mylo Microfiber Reversible Quilt Set

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