4 Sunscreens for Girls Who Hate Putting on SPF
Can’t stand applying sunscreen? You’re not alone. Whine about it, let out your deepest sighs—heck, you can even cry if you want to—but then go and put some on because you need to wear it every day, plain and simple. You may hate the living guts of your sunscreen, but don’t you hate sunburn, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and skin cancer way more? That’s what we thought.
The good news is that protecting your skin against harmful UV rays is no longer synonymous with pale, ashy-colored skin that’s greasy enough to fry an egg on. You see, there’s a crop of holy grail sunscreens out there that don’t lead to breakouts, are not a death wish for pre-existing acne, glide on smoothly underneath makeup, and don’t leave behind a sticky residue or overwhelming scent. In short, these four sunscreens are perfect for girls who hate putting on SPF.
SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50
Afraid your sunscreen will ruin your subsequent makeup application? Don’t be. Just reach for this oil-absorbing, broad-spectrum SPF mousse that dries to a matte, powder finish—even in hot, humid conditions. It won’t disrupt your makeup and your skin will be protected.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Silky Sheer Lotion SPF 30
Infused with antioxidants like vitamin E and white grape seed, this broad-spectrum formula is ultra-lightweight and instantly absorbs with no greasy residue. Your skin will feel silky soft, not sticky and chalky.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX SPF 50
This SPF-rich serum may not look like your average sunscreen, but don’t discredit its highly potent formula that can help visibly improve the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and rough skin texture. A unique complex of vitamin C, baicalin, vitamin Cg, and vitamin E helps decrease the risk of early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX, $42.50
Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+
Thanks to a newly optimized combination of sun filters, this formula is even more lightweight, silky, and non-greasy than ever before. Wear it under your makeup to help prevent premature skin aging.