Everything You Need to Know about Sunscreen (and the Best Drugstore Sunscreens to Buy)

Everything You Need to Know about Sunscreen (and the Best Drugstore Sunscreens to Buy)

BODY VS. FACE


Coppertone Face

If you are prone to red eyes from applying sunscreen to your face (as I am), go for a separate facial sunscreen. A facial sunscreen usually provides "no tears" protection, and it won't sting the eyes. This sunscreen is great for wiggling kids. Coppertone Sensitive Skin also comes separately in a solution for the face, that also protects to 50 SPF, provides broad spectrum protection, and is water resistant for 80 minutes. And like the body version, it contains no oxybenzone or retinyl palmitate. Another win!

Tell us which sunscreen you use and why you like it.

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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