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Top Rated Facial Sunscreens

Updated on February 10, 2013

The Best Facial Sunscreens

It is very important to wear sunscreen on your body, but it is twice as important to wear it on your face! Many people don't apply sunscreen to their face. And the reason is because it is difficult to find a sunscreen that wont make you break out. But, fear not, there are some very good quality facial sunscreens out there that do not make you break out and protect your skin from premature aging caused by the sun.

I have created a list of Facial Sunscreens that are not only great at blocking the sun but also do not cause you breakout.

Let's keep our skin looking a young as possible by wearing sunscreen on the face too.


Who Needs To Use Sunscreen?

Everyone! There are more than 1 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States every year. There are studies that have found an association between sunburns and the risk for melanoma, the worst form of skin cancer.

Sunscreens should be water proof, so they wont come of while you sweat or go swimming, and you should wear an SPF of 30 or higher. Make sure you look for sunscreen that has coverage against UVA and UVB light.

What Is SPF?

SPF stands for sun protection factor. SPF rating is determined by how much time it will take for you to get a burn from sunscreen protected skin as opposed to non sunscreen protected skin.

Sunscreens are rated or classified by the strength of the SPF. The range of numbers determines how good the strength is or in other words how long you can stay in the sun until you start to burn. So, for example... SPF 2 would only get you about 20 minutes in the sun before your skin starts to burn, especially if you have skin that would burn easily (like fair skin).

SPF 15 would be if that same person would multiply the burning time by 15 so, it would take 15 times longer in the sun until they burn. so, SPF gets about 2 hours of sun protection.

Tip: Make sure you reapply your sunscreen every two hours.

Avoid Skin Cancer - A picture of Malignant Melanoma

"Melanoma can occur anywhere on the skin surface without a strong predilection for sun-exposed areas. Although there is a strong link between a person's risk of melanoma and a history of excessive sun exposure during childhood, there are probably many other factors involved".

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      8 years ago

      cover up and stay young!


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