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Sensitive SPF 30 For Your Face, Part I

Indulgences usually come with a price. Envision your body getting toasty warm and turning a gorgeous golden color. While that used to be fun as a child, if you haven't already learned by now - exposure to the sun without sunscreen can result in premature aging as well as skin damage and skin cancer.

The summer months are soon approaching and now is the time to respect and protect yourself. As I am sure you already know (but reminders never hurt), sunscreen should be applied evenly to your skin 30 minutes before exposure. Re-apply throughout the day and especially after swimming. Here are three of my favorite sensitive sunscreens for your face:

Apivita's Propoline High Protection Face Cream SPF 30 , $21, is suitable for those with sensitive/dry skin. It uses organic filters and is water resistant.

Its special ingredient is grape seed which is a natural botanical that helps fight aging by neutralizing free radicals. This sunscreen will help block out harmful UVA and UVB rays, hydrate your skin as well as strengthen your skin's natural defense system. Oh, and it smells amazing!

To see more facial sunscreens with SPF 30,

Lancaster Ultra Soothing Lotion for Delicate Skin, $24, is a very gentle, luxurious light cream formulated to offer high sun protection (blocks both UVA and UVB rays) without clogging your pores.

It combines moisturizing and sunscreen which is ideal for those times where you are going to be exposed to the sun for long periods of time and is also water resistant. This product will be available online for purchase on May 1st but is currently already in specialty stores.

Clinique UV-Response Face SPF 30, $14.50, is a water resistant, broad spectrum sun protection lotion that helps fight early signs of aging. It is also formulated to provide antioxidant protection that increases with the intensity of the sun. It's oil free and is great for those with sensitive skin.

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JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I use Clinique and it does a great job! At night to make up for it I also use Oil of Olay, that stuff is also awesome!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
I love Water Babies SPF 45 for my face and other areas. :)
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 10 years
i had no idea you had to wait so long either. I'm trying to get more diligent about making sure I put it on when I go out. hopefully this summer I'll be better about it.
ENoel ENoel 10 years
As a lifeguard I am a sunscreen freak. The best way to keep up the coverage (as I tell my swim kids parents) is to start up covered in sunblock already before you leave for the day and then re-apply with spray ons if your going in and out of the water. I wish we had spray on sunblock when I was a kid; you can never rub out the white streaks on damp skin.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 10 years
Thank you so much for this feature! I'm a redhead with skin that doesn't tan at all (and barely even freckles), so sun exposure equals straight up sun burn for me. I'm always on the lookout for great daily sunscreens that I'll actually want to wear. I might give one of these a shot. It's also important to remember that the protection factor of sunscreens decreases over time, so an SPF 30 bottle isn't gonna deliver that if you've had it for five years. Daily use is recomended for (duh) general protection but also because it helps ensure that you'll go through the bottle more quickly and replace it before it gets too old.
ilove2ski ilove2ski 10 years
I would always put it on when I am outside
ilove2ski ilove2ski 10 years
Wow I didn't know you had to 30 minutes.
brown-sugar brown-sugar 10 years
Actually, I had no clue you had to wait 30 minutes after applying sunscreen to go outside. I always thought it was 15 minutes.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
Bliss has a great one too for under $20
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