11 Sunscreens That Won’t Make You Look Ashy

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Whether you’re on the lighter or darker end of the melanin spectrum, we all need SPF protection. The problem most of us face, though, is finding a good sunscreen that doesn’t have a ton of titanium and zinc oxides that leave darker skin looking chalky and ashy.

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To prevent that ghoulish finish, select sunscreens with clear components (like avobenzone) or that use micronized zinc oxides.


Terminology got you beat? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out our list of SPF sunscreens that will help keep your summer glow while battling the burn.

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