Natural Isn't Always Better: What You Don't Know About Sunscreen

Like many skincare products, sunscreen can be confusing, and there’s a lot of opposing information out there about what’s best. Natural? Physical? Mineral? Chemical? What does it all mean? All valid questions. Which is why we asked celebrity esthetician extraordinaire Renée Rouleau to lay it out for us once and for all.

See, what feels (or looks) best isn't always the healthiest option for your skin. But that being said, you don't have to feel pressure to walk around with a chalky, white nose like retro commercials would have you believe. Through expert know-how and recent technology, there's a way to incorporate sunscreen into your skin and makeup routines undetected (but still, you know, protected). Scroll through for the sunscreen answers you’ve been searching for.

Next up: FYI, these sunscreens prevent sun damage on dark skin the best.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Hallie Gould.