Too greasy, runny, very glowy, drying, leaves a white cast, irritating, and pore-clogging are just some of the things you hear about people's quests to find the ultimate perfect sunscreen they are happy to apply.
However, one of the biggest fears I always see people ask is, "Will it sting my eyes?"
Nothing is worse than when you start feeling that burning in your eyes as sunscreen spreads around your face throughout the day. But it doesn't happen with all sunscreens, and what might irritate one person's eyes will be fine for another, making it a challenging hurdle for many.
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Sunscreen is a film-forming product, which means it creates a film over your skin to be effective at adequately protecting your skin from the sun. This is why we always go on about making sure you are using enough sunscreen (hint: a quarter of a teaspoon) and reapplying every two hours – because you need to ensure you are getting adequate coverage throughout the day so you are protected.
Sunscreen tends to migrate naturally through the day as we sweat, touch our face, exercise and apply makeup – this is why we need to continuously reapply. Unfortunately, that also means that although you might not have placed your sunscreen near your eyes in the morning, it can begin creeping in and creating havoc by midday.