The biggest downside to wearing sunscreen is the feeling of wearing sunscreen. Slathering your face, neck, and chest with a greasy white paste is both annoying and uncomfortable, and if you'd characterize your skin as sensitive with a capital 'S', you might deal with added side effects, like watery eyes, redness, and breakouts.
But, that doesn't mean you should risk going without protection — especially when sensitive skin is prone to irreversible sun damage; it just means you need to find a non-irritating formula. Baby SPF tends to be as gentle as it gets, so it's a great option, plus there are a few top-rated tubes (for adults) that glide on so featherlight and breathable, you'll forget you're wearing SPF at all. Ahead, check out our favorites.
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