If there is anything you take away from The Manual’s Grooming Awards, let it be that we all need to be wearing sunscreen every single day, especially now that i’s getting warmer outside. Not only is the sun the number one contributor to aging skin, but the Skin Cancer Foundation warns that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Scary, right?!
We understand that the idea of making this a part of your daily routine is a bit unappealing, especially when your idea of sunscreen is a greasy, white-casted finish. Well, we’re here to change that. Ahead, we round up the best body sunscreens to meet your personal skin needs that will make you actually want to wear them. Most dermatologists recommend an SPF 30 or higher, and 50 to be extra cautious. And don’t forget to reapply at least every two hours.
Best Sunscreen Overall: Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray
The key to aging gracefully is found in SPF protection. SPF shields your skin from harmful UV radiation that can cause wrinkles, unsightly liver spots and certain types of skin cancer. Sun Bum Mineral sunscreen Spray gives you powerful SPF protection from the sun while also keeping your skin moisturized. This broad spectrum sunscreen is mineral based and hypoallergenic which makes it great for those with sensitive skin.
Best for Sensitive Skin: Coola Mineral Body Organic Sunscreen Lotion
This mineral body sunscreen provides hydration, protection from the sun and is chemical-free for those with even the most sensitive skin. Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen is lightweight, sheer, and fragrance-free. Best of all, this sunscreen won’t leave behind a white cast.
Best for Oily Skin: Bare Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Face Gel Lotion
Finding an effective sunscreen for your face that won’t clog your pores has never been easier. With Bare Republic’s Mineral Sunscreen Face Gel Lotion you’re guaranteed to get protection from harmful sun rays while helping your face fight free radicals. This sunscreen is also environmentally safe and free from harmful chemicals.
Best Sports Sunscreen: Blue Lizard Sports Screen
If you’re active and looking for an effective sunscreen then you need to give this Australian based Whether you’re swimming laps or running, this sport’s sunscreen is designed This dermatologist-recommended sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection that is free of parabens, making this great for sensitive skin.
Other Sunscreens we Love:
Ultra Violette Extreme Screen Hydrating Body and Hand SPF50
Australian brand Ultra Violette keep its product to a minimum because the company does it really well. They recognize that hands show the first signs of aging, so they created this Extreme Screen, for the neck down while recognizing that. It leaves you feeling velvety soft, without any residue. Even as a small brand, it has over 600 five-star reviews … impressive.
Hint Pineapple Sunscreen Spray
Hint is far better known for its delicious naturally flavored water. But we’re spilling its best-kept secret: A pineapple-scented SPF. Every time you apply it, you’ll want to drink it (it’s that good!) It comes out in a clear continuous mist that hydrates the skin, leaving you smelling great.
Trader Joe’s SPF 30 and SPF 50 Sunscreens
Another secret we’re spilling is that Trader Joe’s sunscreens are better than the company’s cauliflower gnocchi (which we love, by the way). At only $6, you can’t beat the price and convenience factor of this water-resistant, clean, broad-spectrum sunscreen. It comes in either a spray or a lotion.
Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF30
Another great option for sensitive skin is Blue Lizard’s mineral sunscreen. This product has Smart Bottle Technology, which means its bottles and caps turn blue when harmful UV rays are present as a reminder to stay sun safe.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100+
Keep your skin protected at all costs with this broad-spectrum SPF 100+ sunscreen by Neutrogena. This SPF is higher than most sunscreens so you can guarantee that it will give you maximum protection. This sunscreen is also fast-absorbent and non-greasy so it doesn’t feel sticky once applied to your skin. Keep this in your bag wherever you go and use it daily to keep your skin healthy from harmful rays.
Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Lotion
Looking for a tinted sunscreen that will give you a natural glow? This sunscreen by Peter Thomas Roth is one to consider. This all-mineral sunscreen includes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for maximum protection. The broad-spectrum SPF 45 sunscreen has a universal tint which makes it suitable for most skin types.
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