Bye, Bye Breakouts: 5 Sunscreens Perfect For Your Sensitive Skin

Posted Tuesday April 3, 2012 3:15 PM GMT

We all know how important it is to protect our skin from the harsh rays of the sun.

However, not every beam-blasting sunscreen created for your bod will harbor the same light-resistant results when slathered on your face.

Often times, SPF users experience extreme drying or mega breakouts when potions appropriate for arms and legs are applied to the facial area. This is generally caused by the lotion’s oily nature, as well as other skin-irritating elements they contain.

Luckily, we've found some fantastic face-only creams that won’t leave you fighting flaky skin and unsightly pimples. Better yet, we got our hands on a couple all over solutions gentle enough to be rubbed on to your frame as well as your all-important kisser.

So, now that our mission is complete, we'd like to pass along the names of five summer-ready sunscreens that will not only protect your outer layer, but also help to maintain its natural, healthy glow, free of any kind of frown-inducing breakouts!

Clarins UV Plus Day Screen SPF 40, $42: This product glides on silky-smooth and won’t feel heavy or over-bearing on your complexion. Its lightweight formula allows makeup to apply smoothly when layered underneath and lends ample sun protection all day long.

Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Brush SPF 30, $50: A growing trend in the sun protection realm, this mineral powder is a fantastic way to reapply sun protection even over makeup! It applies in a very lightweight manner and will combat those harsh rays fabulously. One thing to remember though, if you’re planning on going for a swim, opt for a lotion. The mineral powder coverage is ideal for non-aquatic activities.

Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion for the Face SPF 30, $8.49: Mega affordable and uber-protective? Sunscreen doesn’t get much better than this! Its non-greasy formula won’t leave your skin feeling gooped up and it won’t cause you to break out either. This product has even been reported to make skin appear smoother after a few uses! We’ll take it!

Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40, $16.50:
You can use this alone or as a base under your makeup and will stay on all day despite any elements you may brave throughout the day. Its oil-free formula will cause pores to stay clear and your face pimple and blackhead free! It will also lend your complexion a matte look, opposed to other products that leave your facial skin shiny and glossy.

Jan Marini Skin Research Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant, $48:
Equipped with micro-sponges to absorb excess oil, this product not only protects skin from the sun, but also keeps it shine free – and it smells good too (always a plus). The price may be a little steep for some shoppers but we promise, a little goes a very long way and it’s a small price to pay when you consider how much protection your lending your lovely face!

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