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SPF for Men

You men have a unique obstacle when it comes to finding great sunscreens for your face - facial hair!  I've watched my husband try to rub-in a white zinc-based sunscreen for fifteen no avail.  And so my mission began!  Using my husband as a guinea pig, playing around with different stubble and beard lengths, I've come to the conclusion you guys must use products with either clear zinc or clear gel bases.  Unless your face is as smooth as a baby's butt, you've gotta' stick with the clear stuff - there's just no way around it!  Here are a few options to try...  (And remember, like I tell the ladies, sunscreen texture is very personal business so don't give-up if you don't love the first one you order - give it to a friend and try again!)
  • KINeSYS Fragrance Free Sunscreen Spray SPF 30- Very water resistant, oil-free, preservative-free.  This is one of my husband's favorites.  It's perfect for sports and/or water activities.  It does take a minutes or two to dry, so don't rush into your clothes seconds after application!
  • Solar Sense Clear Zinc SPF 50 Body Stick-  It's like sunscreen deodorant!  Really a great product for arms, back of your neck, ears, etc...and
  • Jack Black Oil Free Sun Guard SPF 45-  Oil free, water and sweat resistant, rubs in clear and and doesn't feel heavy on the skin. Guys, this is a great one!
  • Beyond Coastal Active Sunscreen SPF 34- Although this one goes on a bit thick, it eventually soaks in nicely and it's great natural option.  Zinc and titanium based, this is the SPF for guys who are really fair and wear sunscreen all day, everyday.  Welcome to my world!