Best Sunscreens For Difficult Skin

Monday, June 23, 2014

Calling my skin difficult is a bit of an understatement, and it gets even worse during summer. Growing up on the beach, you pretty much need to wear sunscreen or you will suffer completely, something that I learned the hard way. Since that unfortunate Summer, I've been applying and reapplying every single day. Here are my favorite sunscreens for difficult skin (and they're all under $20!)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist - This is my favorite sunscreen to keep in my car for emergencies. It's super light, so you will have to reapply, but it won't leave your skin with that weird white layer that a lot of sunscreens leave. 

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate - Aveeno is my go to for soothing my skin (seriously try their oatmeal baths, they will blow your mind!) This sunscreen needs to be reapplied regularly, but if you have sensitive skin, you'll be glad to know that it is absolutely awesome, and will not irritate your skin. 

Cerave Body Sunscreen - If you've talked to a beauty professional, or a dermatologist lately, you'd know that Cerave is their number one when it comes to hydrating lotions! This sunscreen does not irritate my skin at all, and leaves it hydrated and smooth! Cerave also makes AWESOME face sunscreen!

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch - This is one of my favorite smelling sunscreens on this list, it smells like old school sunscreen, which I absolutely love.  However, sometimes my skin gets irritated by the fragrance of the sunscreen (boo) 

Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen - This is very soothing when you put it on, but may leave your skin with a little bit of a white tint, so be sure to rub it all in! 

Sun Bum SPF 50 - This sunscreen is super hydrating, and won't leave you all sticky like some sunscreens. The scent also reminds me of being on vacation, which is always a plus! 

Nivea Kiss of Protection - Lips are usually overlooked when it comes to sunscreen, and trust me, it's really important to protect your lips. (lip sunburns = no fun). You can layer this lip balm over your regular color, or just wear it plain for a bit of shine! 

Alba Botanica Revitalizing Green Tea SPF 45  - This sunscreen is 100% vegan (not a big factor for me, but it's nice to know!), won't leave your skin oily, and the green tea scent is light yet refreshing! 

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  1. Great selection and I love the price point! Good to hear you're being so vigilant about your sun protection. I learned recently that sunscreen is a must no matter the season and even when the sun isn't out.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  2. Love the Alba sunscreen! Yay for vegan!

  3. I absolutely love Hawaiian Tropic. Mostly for the smell, I must admit ;)
    Fashion Infatuation

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