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Ready, set, protect! The best sunscreens for every budget

 

We all love getting a little sun in the warm weather months, but we need to be wary of the ultraviolet rays that can seriously damage our skin. Protecting yourself with sunscreen is obviously  super important, and luckily there are tons of different options for every skin type (and budget). Check out a few of our faves below to hit the beach fully prepared. 

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    Banish breakouts

    Sunscreen can be really oily and unfortunately, applying it to your face can result in clogged pores and breakouts. This lotion is SPF 55, oil-free, ultralight, and waterproof—so a day at the pool won’t result in pimples.

    Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion, $10, target.com

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    Wet 'n' wild

    Have you ever been at the beach and could feel your shoulders totally burning up after getting out of the water? Yep, we've been there. That's why we are obsessed with this SPF spray. It's perfect for when you’re dripping wet and stays on no matter what. Bonus: The sprayer goes on evenly and streak-free! 

    Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen, $10, target.com

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    Sporty girl

    If you spend a lot of time outside playing sports, this Banana Boat sport spray is going to be your new go-to SPF. It goes on clear, and it's sweat and water resistant—just spray it on and head out the door protected! 

    Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen Spray, $7, walmart.com

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    Pucker up

    It might be easy to forget about your lips during a day in the sun, but they can get burned, too. Prevent sore burnt lippies with this SPF 45 balm—it smells yummy, and it's packed with aloe vera that will make your pout nice 'n' smooth.

    Ocean Potion Suncare Moisturizing Lip Potion, $2, drugstore.com

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    All day, everyday

    This lotion hardly feels like a sunscreen. It’s lightweight, doesn’t have the typical sunblock smell, and is meant to be worn as a regular moisturizer. If your skin is sensitive to sun, this is a great option for everyday use.

    Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum, $19, sephora.com

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    Eco-friendly fab

    For you gals who like using all-natural products, this sunscreen is the perfect buy. It's 100% vegetarian, has no parabens, phthalates or harmful sulfates, and the bottle is biodegradable—talk about going green! 

     Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, $8, drugstore.com

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by Brittany Goers | 2/1/2016
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