Updated 12/1/15. It’s a fact that actress Sofia Vergara has beautiful skin. Having met her in person, I especially know this to be true. She recently revealed some of her beauty basics and among them is Renée Rouleau Daily Protection SPF 30. “I love this moisturizer. Sun protection is so important,” she said. This moisturizer is lightweight so it won’t clog pores and doesn’t feel greasy. It’s perfect for using under makeup everyday.
Additionally, Daily Protection SPF 30 offers powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection, is unscented and (because it uses zinc oxide and not titanium dioxide) it will not leave a chalky, white-ish cast on the skin as many sunscreens can—making it ideal for those with a medium skin tone like Sofia.
Sofia has made no secret about her love of skin care products, the importance of getting facials and taking care of her skin to keep it fresh and glowing. “No look is complete without perfect skin,” she says.
Those like Sofia, who are interested in preventing their skin from premature aging caused by the sun, know that wearing sunscreen is important. However, some common misconceptions about wearing sunscreen are that it only needs to be worn in the summer, on sunny days or when you are in contact with direct sunlight.
In actuality, research indicates that 78% of all sun damage incurred in lifetime is from incidental exposure. This type of exposure is from all the times when you’re not at the beach or pool, but rather when you’re driving your car, walking down the street or working in your home or office near windows.
UVA rays are responsible for changing the DNA in the skin and causing premature aging and skin cancer. Additionally, UVA rays are approximately the same strength from summer to winter and can penetrate through clouds and windows. This is why sunscreen should be built into your daily moisturizer and worn during all daylight hours—365 days a year, rain or shine and indoors or outdoors. By faithfully committing to wearing sun protection daily, you will dramatically reduce how quickly your skin ages and your skin will thank you for years to come.
The key to wearing sunscreen is to find a formula that is compatible with your skin type and to apply it to your face and neck generously. A small amount applied will not offer full protection.
I consider sunscreen to be the most effective anti-aging product available since the #1 cause of premature wrinkles is from daily UV rays. The best product that Sofia uses on her skin is a well-formulated, broad-spectrum sunscreen like her favorite Daily Protection SPF 30. Shop for it here.
When I met Sofia in person (read more about it here) I determined she is a skin type #6 – Normal/Anti-Aging.
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Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Her hands-on experience as an esthetician and trusted skin care expert has created a real-world solution — products that are formulated for nine different types of skin so your face will get exactly what it needs to look and feel its best. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”