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Best Sunscreens for Faces

We’re all supposed to wear sunscreen each and everyday, but most people forget to do it. It can be especially hard to remember to apply it to your face, particularly when you’re not sure which product is right for you. No one wants to breakout or end up with a chalky-looking face! In this post, I’ll be sharing my opinion on some of the best sunscreens for faces.

First up, we have my personal favorite – the Ultra Fluid SPF60 for Face/Visage from Ombrelle. It’s incredibly lightweight, but you need to remember to shake well before using. A little goes a long way, and the tiny package is perfect for popping into your bag or keeping at your office desk for when you need to apply. If you wear makeup, apply this underneath your makeup. If you plan on hitting the beach or spending a lot of time in the sun, you’ll need to take off your makeup to re-apply OR you’re probably better off with an SPF mist instead.

Secondly, we have a sunscreen I have not personally tried but have heard rave reviews about – the Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF50 Face Cream. Clinique is specially formulated for sensitive skin and does not clog your pores, making this sunscreen a perfect choice for acne-prone skin. Yet again, a little will go a long way so start with a small dab and use a bit more if you need it. Rub it all the way into your skin 20 minutes prior to sun exposure for full protection, and don’t forget to re-apply!

Hampton Sun’s SPF15 Continuous Mist Sunscreen is oil-free and perfect for the no-fuss sun bather. The mist makes it easy to apply under and over makeup, and to touch up all day long. Hampton Sun also offers a continuous spray mist with a bit of bronzer, but the SPF is only 8 – too little for my liking! I’d never recommend applying anything less than an SPF15. Your skin in 20 years will thank you for it, trust me.

Lastly, we have a natural alternative for our eco-makeup lovers. bareMinerals offers a powdered UVA/UVB protective natural sunscreen with SPF30. It comes with a built-in brush so you can apply it evenly all over your face. We don’t think this would be an ideal option for someone heading to the beach for the sake of swimming, but if you’re just on-the-go or heading to the park, this may be an easy and green option for you.

What’s your favorite face sunscreen? Let me know in a comment!

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