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It’s that time of the year when the sun is finally starting to come out. And while you should always wear sunscreen, it is especially important to wear it when you are spending time outside. So before you go out on your deck, walk the dog, or go to the park you need to slather yourself in SPF.
We know a lot of sunscreens are terrible. Nobody wants to apply thick and greasy sunscreen all over every single day. So we decided to put all of our sunscreens to the test, we put together our top picks for facial sunscreen and our favorite body sunscreens for the family.
Favorite Facial Sunscreens
While you don’t technically need a different sunscreen for your face, most body sunscreens don’t work well with makeup or they are a bit too heavy on the skin. Here we have selected three different facial sunscreens that we think you will love.
We love love love this sunscreen. It doesn’t feel greasy and it gives the best glow. This product does have a tint to it but don’w worry it is very sheer and doesn’t provide coverage.
When you have oily skin, the last thing you want to do is put on thick greasy sunscreen. Thanks to REN you don’t have to. This lightweight sunscreen feels great and help to mattify the skin.
If you have sensitive skin, this is the SPF for you. Formulated with ceramides and prebiotic thermal water, this will protect your skin while restoring the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Best Beach & Sport Body Sunscreens
When selecting beach and sport sunscreens for the entire family, we wanted to make sure we opted for the best of the best. These 3 sunscreens provide great coverage while also being suitable for those with sensitive skin (including kiddos).
Thinksport/Thinkbaby sunscreens have been in our diaper and beach bags for years. We love that this sunscreen is top rated by the EWG.
Blue Lizard has been a favorite in households for years and for good reason. This favorite sunscreen scores great marks for safety.
Thoughts On Spray Sunscreen
As you have probably noticed, the top products we are recommending are lotion products. According to the EWG, sunscreen sprays pose an inhalation risk and may not provide an adequate coating on the skin to ensure proper protection.
We understand that spray is easy and that it is better to have some SPF than no SPF. If you choose to use a spray sunscreen, make sure to apply thoroughly and gently rub the product in. Our recommendation for spray sunscreen is the Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Spray.