The Best Sunblocks for Your Skin

Whether we like it or not, sunscreen is a must for all of us. And according to Heidi Waldorf, M.D., of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates in Nanuet, NY, we need "an SPF of at least 15 daily." For prolonged sun exposure (anything more than the incidental exposure you might get from driving or working near a window), she recommends an SPF of 30 above with a water-resistant formula. She also suggests choosing a sunscreen containing titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone or mexoryl as its active ingredient.

Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $13.49

Say goodbye to sunscreen-caused breakouts. Readers say this sunscreen will keep you clear of sunburn and acne. " I adore this facial sunblock, because I struggle with acne, and this does not break me out," confesses one reader. "It also layers beautifully, doesn’t leave your skin greasy and doesn’t make your makeup slide off." Other users say they love that the sunscreen doesn’t leave a white film, and is very "lightweight."

Kiss My Face Sunscreen – Face Factor SPF 30, $11.95

Why it’s great: "I love it," raves one reviewer. "It’s the only sunblock that doesn’t make my face break out." Readers prone to sunburns and acne praise the product for its light texture, easy absorption and "heavenly" scent. Another reader with "extremely sensitive skin" said the sunblock "glides on, sinks in quickly and it doesn’t cause any irritation." Another plus: "It also works well under makeup."

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $40

A sunscreen that moisturizes and protects from harmful UV rays? Readers are totally on board. "It’s very light and absorbs quickly," one reader says. Other readers explain that a little goes a long way, as the product itself is "creamy and thick," but you would never know you’re wearing sunscreen due to the lightweight feel. "It stays on your skin all day, no matter what the elements," one user says. "It’s perfect for running, swimming and being outside."

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