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 –  It's hard to look back fondly on a day of fun in the sun when you end up with a sunburn on your nose, lips or your entire face! Using sunscreen on your face can help you reduce your risk of those painful burns, and experts recommend using a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection every day to lower your likelihood of developing signs of aging caused by sun damage and UV-related forms of skin cancer. At drugstore.com, we make finding sun protection for your face easy with a wide selection of products.
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Protection for Every Complexion

Face sunscreens are sun protection products that are formulated specifically for application to the complexion and neck. Like all sunscreens, facial sunscreens are offered with different Sun Protection Factor (SPF) levels. The SPF level is a measure of how much of the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays a product prevents from reaching the skin.

Most experts recommend wearing a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 every day and with broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB. Some people require or choose to use a facial sunscreen with a higher SPF rating. A medical professional can help you choose the right SPF for your face.

Sunscreens with Added Benefits

Some face sunscreens go beyond sun protection to provide skin care benefits with every application. Moisturizing facial sunscreens hydrate the complexion and can be used as the final step in a morning skin care routine to both moisturize and protect.

Because people with oily skin often complain of thick, heavy-feeling sunscreens, there are oil-free facial sunscreens that are formulated to be lightweight and even mattifying to reduce oily shine. Some of these sunscreen products can be worn under makeup and can even make for an excellent primer for liquid and powder foundation.

Tinted facial sunscreens leave behind pigments that hide imperfections and correct unevenness like a lightweight cosmetic foundation. Cosmetics with sunscreen can help simplify your beauty routine because they offer some added sun protection in a product used to improve the appearance of your skin. They are easy to incorporate into your beauty routine because they can be a part of your makeup application process.

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