I am 100% crazy when it comes to sun protection. I'm super pale skinned, and look back upon my childhood growing up in southern California with a mixture of fear and horror. I recall getting at least five horrible, peeling sunburns, and remember putting on sunscreen only rarely. And hats? No thanks!
That all changed when I turned about eighteen and went crazy with sun protection, wearing SPF 100 sunscreen every day. Of course, since then it's turned out that high SPF sunscreens aren't totally legitimate, and that many sunscreens could actually be doing more harm than good with carcinogenic ingredients. Plus, being someone with very sensitive, acne-prone skin, a lot of sunscreens out there make my skin oily at best, and a disaster zone of zits at worst. So many sunscreens give me pimples by the end of the day, and unfortunately many of the more natural, mineral-based options that I gravitate towards are the worst culprits. So while I'd use brands like Jason, Badger, Babyganics, and The Honest Co. on my body, I've found that I simply can't put them on my face. Over the years I've compiled a list of sunscreens that I like and that work well for my face...Here they are!