The Best Sunscreen for Your Skin Type

With the long winter finally behind us comes the warm breeze and sunny skies we have all been waiting for. And as we find ourselves enjoying the outdoors more, may we not forget the most crucial part of all in our skincare routines: sunscreen. 

While you should be wearing sunscreen everyday, regardless of the weather forecast and even as you continue to spend your days inside, wearing sunscreen as you head out to enjoy the hot sun is a must we should all be following. 

Luckily for our readers, we’ve gathered all the intel on sunscreens that work best according to your skin type. From dry to sensitive skin, here are the products most appropriate for your skincare needs.

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Dry Skin

Packed with nourishing ingredients like safflower and glycerin, the Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 by Supergoop! is perfect for those seeking intense hydration all while protecting yourself from UVA/UVB rays, pollution, and other harmful aggressors. Best of all, their formula is quick-absorbing, non-greasy, and does not leave a dreadful white cast like many other sunscreens do.

Hailing from Japan, the world’s sunscreen innovators due to competitive demands, Bioré’s UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence sunscreen still remains a renowned favorite. Leaving no heavy residue or white tint, this sunscreen will leave your skin feeling fresh, dewy, and most importantly, hydrated. Containing hyaluronic acid and glycerin, this is a sunscreen your dry skin is gasping for.

Approved by skincare specialist Hyram Yarbro, Sun Bum’s Mineral SPF 50 sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection in a moisturizing zinc-based formula. If their au-natural ingredients haven’t convinced you yet, their sunscreen is also vegan, cruelty-free, and hypoallergenic. So not only is your skin left feeling healthy, but the environment as well.

Related Article: What I’m Using to Combat Dry Skin This Winter

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Oily Skin

CeraVe’s Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 offers a lightweight oil-free moisturizer with a matte finish ideal for oily skin. Developed by dermatologists, CeraVe products offer all the skincare essentials like ceramides and hyaluronic acid, making their sunscreen indispensable.

A K-Beauty staple, A’PIEU Pure Block Natural Daily Sun Cream helps protect your skin from all harmful skin aggressors all while creating a smooth, matte finish that lasts all day. Not only does this product have all the necessary ingredients, but six different extracts of berry and blossom that leaves an appetizing feel on your face.

Made to feel water-light and refreshing, Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 50 provides an affordable solution to all your oily skin concerns. With it’s oil-free and non-comedogenic formula, you won’t be left with a greasy look or white cast for up to 8 hours!

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Combination Skin

For combination skin, it’s often recommended to use sunscreens with a gel-like consistency, as it won’t make skin too dry or oily. MISSHA’s All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel delivers that winning formula. Made to be lightweight, water-resistant, non-sticky and oil-free, it’s the most ideal sunscreen for all your combo-skin needs.

Created with zinc oxide and other vital ingredients, the EltaMD Daily Broad-Specturm SPF 40 not only provides sun protection, but helps stop premature signs of aging. Approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this sunscreen is ideal for anyone with normal to combination skin.

Paula’s Choice Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a lightweight sunscreen moisturizer that helps balance combination to oily skin. With just the right amount of hydration, its broad-spectrum, and oil-absorbing formula will give your skin a flawless non-greasy, matte finish.

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Sensitive Skin

Earning a perfect score for being gentle and non-irritating by Good Housekeeping, the Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 by Bare Republic is the best option for a chemical-free sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin. Its milky formula, thanks to ingredients like mineral zinc oxide and titanium dioxide makes this inexpensive sunscreen a staple for all sensitive-skin havers.

Containing aloe-vera, a well-known ingredient for calming irritation, COSRX’s Aloe Soothing Sun Cream is the sunscreen savior for sensitive skin. Also, this sunscreen has no chemical blockers in its formula, which often is the cause for flare-ups. And if you aren’t convinced yet, various reviewers noticed imperfections such as hyperpigmentation and redness fade away after usage. This product not only maintains your skin’s protective barrier, but helps you achieve beautiful-looking skin along the way.

Trusted by dermatologists worldwide, La-Roche-Posay’s 50 Mineral Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 provides the antioxidants needed to protect your skin from harmful environmental stressors. Not only is this sunscreen 100% mineral-based, it was formulated with exclusive Cell-Ox shield technology that provides dual protection against harmful sun exposure! And while this is in the sensitive skin category, it is suitable for all skin types as it’s both hydrating and oil-free.

With sunscreen being the most crucial part of our skincare routine, there is one out there for everyone. But it is important to note not all sunscreens are made equal, which is why you have to find one most suitable for you. The products listed here are sure to satisfy any of the concerns or standards you may have.

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