I'm Lazy—These 10 Sunscreen Serums Save Me Time and Money (and Sun Damage)


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I didn't start wearing daily sunscreen until I was in my 20s. I know, I know… I should have known better. Actually, I did know better. I just wasn't focused on that (very important) part of my skincare routine yet. Instead of applying it each day, I would reserve it for languid beach days, long hikes, and any other time I knew I'd be out in direct sunlight for an extended period of time. Basically, I did the bare minimum. 

Since then, I've mended my ways, and I apply SPF 30 or higher every single day. In hindsight, I have sunscreen serums to thank for this improvement. Sunscreen serums are just what they sound like—hybrid products that combine traditional sunscreen with active ingredients to treat and protect the skin in one fell swoop. Since they combine two products and two steps in one, they make my morning skincare routine simple. As someone who has a tendency to be lazy and take the path of least resistance, trust me when I say these products can save you time, money, and, most importantly, sun damage. Keep scrolling to see 10 sunscreen serums to shop now. 

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Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.