Spring has sprung, and for many of us, that means saying goodbye to cold weather, and hello to the sunshine. From the park to the beach, your skin soaks up some serious Vitamin D during Spring. There are many benefits from time out in the sun, but it’s best to protect your skin from the damage the sun’s UV rays can do.
Whether you are caring for a child or an aging parent who both have skin sensitivities, neglecting to use sunscreen causes problems. But nothing protects your skin from burning better than sunscreen. Since your face receives prime sun exposure, many dermatologists suggest wearing at least SPF 30 on your face every day. But there are so many types of sunscreen; how do you choose which one is best for you or the person you are caring for? Springible searched high and low, and below we list 3 face sunscreens that are useful for sensitive skin:
- Pur~lisse: This company offers many different types of moisturizers and other skin care items, but our favorite is the Blue Lotus SPF 30. This daily moisturizer is made from white tea, soy proteins, and algae extracts. It’s lightweight, non-greasy and leaves your skin smooth and soft. It also contains Vitamin E which has anti-aging qualities. This product is $55 for a 1.7 fl oz tube. Though it’s small, a little goes a long way. You can purchase it here.
- La Roche-Posay: Their items range from facial cleansers to acne care products, but their Antheleous Mineral 50 is perfect for time out in the sun. This 50 SPF sunscreen is designed for sensitive skin. It is a 100% mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide and antioxidant protection. It’s also very light, so it won’t clog your pores. While this sunscreen is water resistant, be sure to reapply every 40 minutes to ensure your skin does not burn. This product is $35 for 1.7 fl oz bottle and can be purchased here.
- Neutrogena: Now here’s a brand you’ve probably heard of! Neutrogena offers a plethora of skin care products available in almost every CVS, Walgreens or grocery store in the US. We love their Ultra Sheer Sunscreen line. They offer different SPF protections and forms of applying, from spray bottles, to lotions, and even bars! Their Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunscreen comes in SPF 70 and is made from a lightweight formula, leaving skin moisturized but not shiny. It is oil-free and water resistant for up to 80 minutes! You can purchase the 1.4 fl oz bottle for $12.49 here.