Sunscreens You'll Actually Look Forward to Applying

Fake a Sun-Kissed Glow
We all know we're supposed to wear sunscreen, but sometimes its sticky, greasy residue makes hiding indoors almost seem worthwhile. Fear not: These smooth-sailing sunscreens are a breeze to apply, and their barely-there formulas won't turn your beach day into a major bummer. Find your perfect match here!

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30

Sunscreens have a rep for being opaque and goopy, but this SPF/primer hybrid goes on clear and won't leave a sticky film on skin -- promise.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum with SPF 50

Lighter than a traditional lotion, this sunscreen serum is loaded with potent anti-agers that fight wrinkles while the SPF protects. 

Neutrogena CoolDry Sport with Micromesh Technology SPF 30

Outdoor athletes know the sunscreen struggle is real: Greasy, sticky formulas can ruin your run. But this formula -- inspired by sweat-wicking workout wear -- allows perspiration to pass through the formula so it can evaporate more easily. 

$9.49; drugstores

Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+

Sure, sprays are convenient, but most don't exactly leave skin feeling its softest. This alcohol-free mist moisturizes for a full 24 hours while providing broad-spectrum protection.

Safe Harbor Natural Suncare Sensitive Lotion

Does even the thought of sunscreen make your skin red, itchy, and irritated? Fear not -- this lotion contains a physical UV blocker (rather than a chemical one) that doctors recommend for sensitive types. 

COOLA Face SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Matte Finish

Toner, essence, serum, sunscreen, primer -- it's possible to have five layers of product on your face before you even get to foundation. Skip a step or two with this mattifying sunscreen that leaves behind a hint of tint. 

Bonus: It's packed with organic ingredients and antioxidants and is vegan, cruelty-free, and reef-friendly. 

Sun Bum Pro SPF 30+ Face Stick

This clear stick glides on without leaving the white, streaky residue you'd expect from other twist-ups. And while it's designed for the face, we're actually loving it for the backs of our hands and our ears -- two often-overlooked areas that are prone to premature aging and skin cancer. 

Kiss My Face Cool Sport Air Powered Spray SPF 50

Cucumber and aloe in this coconut-scented spray cool skin on contact, while vitamins C and E fight free radicals to boost the effectiveness of the SPF. Bonus: This spray is propelled by plain old air -- not chemicals.

Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

We all need a touch of mattifying powder in the summer, so why not use one with SPF? Its portable brush is perfect to stash in your purse for sun protection on the go.

Eminence Tropical Vanilla Body Sunscreen SPF 32

We'd happily toss aside our body lotion for this fresh-scented organic sunscreen. Lightly scented and packed with shea butter, this SPF smoothes skin from neck to toe.

A fake tan always sounds like a good idea…until you end up orange. Learn how to look like you’ve spent the day at the beach with a natural, sun-kissed glow that’s streak-free, easy to remove, and doesn’t involve tanning – a major skin-care no-no.

How to Fake a Sun-Kissed Glow

Make it look like you've spent time in the sun without damaging your beautiful skin.

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