Despite the warnings about the sun’s harmful rays, if you still dread wearing sunscreen because it clogs your pores and feels heavy, then consider these lightweight options. They can be worn under makeup and can replace your regular moisturizer. Sunscreen does not have to feel and look chalky or greasy.
Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunscreen
The Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunscreen costs $12.49 and has broad spectrum SPF 50 protection. This sunscreen is lightweight, easy to apply and absorbs quickly. It is designed to work under makeup and does not leave behind a shiny or greasy finish. In addition, it can work for sensitive skin because it lacks dyes, perfumes and oils. This hypoallergenic and fragrance-free formula will not clog your pores, and it has won the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. The Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunscreen will not stain your clothing or irritate your skin.
L’Oréal Advanced Suncare Clear Cool Lotion SPF 50+
The L’Oréal Advanced Suncare Clear Cool Lotion SPF 50+ costs $10.99 and has UVA/UVB broad spectrum SPF 50 protection. It includes the antioxidant ingredients vitamin E, grape seed oil and peppermint leaf extract. This sunscreen has a sweet citrus smell that is not overpowering and has a cooling effect on the skin. The lotion is clear and easy to apply, so you can easily layer makeup over it. It is designed to never feel sticky or greasy.
Coppertone Oil Free Faces Lotion
The Coppertone Oil Free Faces Lotion costs $10 and has UVA/UVB broad spectrum SPF 50 protection. It is also available in SPF 30 with a similar formula. This lightweight sunscreen absorbs quickly and can be worn under makeup. It is hypoallergenic, oil-free and fragrance free, so it is a good option for people with sensitive skin. Coppertone states that the sunscreen has been tested on acne-prone skin and does not clog pores. It includes vitamin E, so your skin can benefit from the moisturizing properties.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion SPF 70
The Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion SPF 70 costs $10.99 and has UVA/UVB broad spectrum SPF 70 protection. It is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for its ability to protect you from the sun, and it has a lightweight formula that hydrates the skin. This lotion has oat kernel flour, oat kernel extract and hydrolyzed oat protein. It moisturizes the skin without leaving it greasy or sticky because of its oil-free formula. It has a pleasant fragrance that does not overwhelm you or make you think you are wearing a strong perfume.
Banana Boat Sport Performance Coolzone Broad Spectrum SPF 30
The Banana Boat Sport Performance Coolzone Broad Spectrum SPF 30 costs $10 and has UVA/UVB broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. It is also available in SPF 50 with a similar formula. If you want a lightweight sunscreen that is easy to apply, then consider this cucumber-scented product because it is a spray in an easy to grip bottle. It absorbs quickly, applies evenly and has a cooling effect on the skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends this product for staying safe in the sun.