You’ve heard it a million times: Sunscreen is the most important part of one’s skin care routine. Still, it feels like a chore to apply (and re-apply) every single day.
That’s especially true for face sunscreen, which people often think they can skip. It’s true that facial sunscreen gets a bad rap for being too thick or greasy or just flat-out incompatible with your other products and/or makeup. But applying sunscreen on your face is the first line of defense against the sun’s harmful rays and their effects — namely, premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer.
Unless you’re wearing a full-face mask, carrying an umbrella everywhere you go or wearing a very wide-brimmed hat all the time, your face is exposed to both UVA and UVB rays regularly. So cover it up.
If you’re one of the many who don’t wear sunscreen on the regular, perhaps you just haven’t found the right product. But that’s where we come in. Below, check out the face sunscreens and moisturizer-sunscreen combos (perfect for anyone who hates a lengthy skin care routine) our editors swear by.