There are three reasons why I'd consider myself an authority on sunscreens for pale skin. One, I'm a naturally pale person; two, I test and write about beauty products for a living; and three, having lived in Asia — where the sunscreen selection is absolutely unparalleled — I've tried about every innovative sunscreen under the sun. Though I could list dozens of sunscreens that all hold a special place in my heart, the best sunscreens for pale skin will have an SPF of at least 30 to prevent burning and long-term skin damage. Beyond that, choosing the right sunscreen for you will mostly come down to skin type and formula preference. Whether you have super sensitive, redness-prone skin or hate the feeling of traditional sunscreens, I guarantee you'll find at least one intriguing option ahead.
Just a few quick sun-safety notes before you get to shopping. If you plan on spending time outside, it's crucial that you reapply your sunscreen every two hours. Also, don't forget those oft-neglected areas (like your ears, your eyelids, and the tops of your feet), and if you've gone swimming, reapply your sunscreen as soon as you step out of the water. Follow those steps, and your skin should stay properly protected from the sun.
With that in mind, scroll on to shop five of the best pale-skin-approved sunscreens on the market right now.
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