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Investing in a sunscreen for your face is one of the best ways to protect your skin. Whether you regularly take advantage of sunny days outside – or simply sit with direct sun on your face next to the window all day – you need to wear adequate sun protection to prevent sun damage, blue light harm and premature ageing. That's where our edit of the best sunscreens for your face comes in, including a bestseller that skincare guru Caroline Hirons swears by.
While makeup and primers claim to have SPF in them, when it comes to sunscreen for your face this isn't going to cut it. The skin on your face is more delicate than the rest of your body, so you should wear a higher factor than normal, looking for at least SPF 30 or more.
It's also important to look for a product that lists SPF as the main ingredient. If it's an added extra it won't provide the same protection as a specific SPF product.
Luckily, long gone are the days when facial sunscreen left you with a ghostly pallor and clogged pores. Skin protectors are much more advanced – even the cheaper pharmacy buys.
From invisible mists, to tinted anti-pollution shields and makeup primers with a high sun protection factor; they're an essential, final step of any good skincare routine for every skin type and budget.
Our beauty team say: "Protecting your skin from the sun is still the smartest future-proofing choice. What's different now is the abundance of ways to wear SPF, from formulas created for your skin type to finishes to covet (rather than put up with)."
Not sure where to start? See our edit of the best sunscreens for your face, all of which you can wear under makeup...
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