12 Best Sunscreens for Your Face
The best sunscreens for your face won't leave you oily, pasty, broken-out or -- most importantly -- sun-damaged
But enough of the doom and gloom -- let's talk safe sun. Luckily, there are a slew of facial skin care products with SPF, and our readers have put them to the test. Shelve bad memories of your parents smearing thick, white, pasty zinc oxide on your nose and toss the idea that you can't wear sunscreen on your face if you have oily skin -- this is the new generation of facial sunscreens. These products don't leave a white film on the skin, won't cause breakouts or an overly shiny face and can be applied seamlessly over or under makeup. See the best sunscreens for your face now.
Before we get going, here are some safe sun tips for healthy skin:
--Apply a shot glass full of sunscreen to cover your whole body. (At least SPF 15 daily, and for prolonged sun exposure, use a water resistant SPF 30 formula). Reapply every one to two hours while outdoors, says Heidi Waldorf, M.D. of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates in Nanuet, NY.
--Use products containing zinc or avobenzone, which will help block UVA light so you don't accumulate more UV damage, says Katie Rodan, co-founder of Proactiv and Rodan + Fields Dermatologists.
--If you're spending a lot of time outside -- especially during peak sun hours -- wear a large brimmed hat (in addition to sunscreen) to shield your face and hair from sun damage.
If you're worried that all this sunscreen will keep you from your bronzy summer glow, see below:
--Check out readers' reviews of self-tanners.
--Try one of these top-rated bronzers.
And without further ado, discover our readers' top-rated facial sunscreens.
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