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Beauty Question: Can you recommend a daily sunscreen that won’t make my face oily?

Posted Oct 17 2008 6:10pm

J. writes:

Hi! You kindly answered questions for me before about my hair care, and the advice was great! The  Bumble & bumble Thickening Spray  you recommended is a miracle product, I’m convinced. It was worth the splurge, especially considering the rest of the products you recommended weren’t expensive. So, I’m hoping I can get away with asking another question of you… I live in Florida, too, and have fair, freckly skin. I’d love to find a high SPF sunblock that goes on well under makeup and isn’t greasy. I will break out if it’s too oily or if it aggravates my somewhat sensitive skin (Coppertone and I are mortal enemies). I’m willing to invest somewhat if I have to, although drug store price is preferable, but this is my face, after all… Thanks!!!

Hi J!  Sensitive, oily skin and sunscreen may  seem  like mortal enemies, but in fact, there are several options (yes, even at the drugstore!) that will keep you damage-free without clogging all your pores, becoming mask-like and turning your face into an oil-slick.  One of the best drugstore brands across the board is  Neutrogena, and depending on how much protection you’re looking for you could either choose the  Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 30  (great for beach days and ski vacations) or Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30  (good for everyday). I’m a huge fan of both, because they  work  (read: no freckles or sunburn!) without causing breakouts.  Hope that helps!

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