Have you read my Sunscreen 101 blog post yet? If not, I recommend you read that to help you better understand the sunscreen you’ll be purchasing and why it’s important!
Check it out here: Sunscreen 101: Everything you want to know about SPF
There are so many products on the market and the ingredients are awfully confusing which can make it hard to choose one. Sunscreen has also gotten a bad rap because of its greasy-ness and the potential to irritate the skin or cause acne flareups.
But now that you know why sunscreen is a crucial step to your skincare regimen, I wanted to narrow it down for you and help you choose one that will work best for your skin. Here is a little cheat sheet I created to help take out the guesswork. (I’ve provided the links and description down below as well.)
These are great options for all skin types, even if you are the most sensitive or acneic, there’s something for you too.
Oily Skin – Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 $36
I know you want to avoid anything that will be too shiny or greasy, or make you breakout. Try the Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 for a very matte finish.
Dry Skin – Elta MD UV Pure SPF 47 $26
Many sunscreens make you feel even more dry and amplify the look of flakiness. The Elta MD UV Pure SPF 47 will make you feel hydrated without any drying ingredients.
Normal/Combo Skin – Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel SPF 50 $10
If you don’t tend to breakout or feel too oily/dry because of sunscreen, the Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel SPF 50 is a great fit for combo/normal skin types and great for all skin tones.
Sensitive Skin – CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 $13
If you have skin that is itchy or burns when you apply sunscreen, try the CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30. It’s also fragrance free.
Acneic Skin – Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35 $25
It’s often unique what makes each person break out, but the Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35, has a clean matte finish that does not feel heavy or clog pores.
Cruelty Free/Eco-Conscious- DRMTLGY Sunscreens $20-$27.
Concerned about the Earth too? You should try DRMTLGY Sunscreens for their Clean ingredients and dermatology grade skincare. They are cruelty-free, gluten, sulfate and paraben-free & more. Their Active Sunscreen is (non-nano sized active ingredients) & reef safe.
Also, don’t forget to touch up your sunscreen throughout the day. An easy way to do that is with a spray sunscreen so you can apply it over makeup. Try out some of my favorites
Try them out. Trust me, your skin will thank you.