Which sunscreen is best for you?

Reading labels is the key. Dr. Michele stated that you can have oily or sensitive skin. Your choice in sunscreen could make your skin worse or better. It’s important to take time to understand your skin so that the sunscreen you use is safe for you. 

Which sunscreens suit each skin type best? 

Dry skinLook for sunscreens with glycerin and lanolin as well as oils, dimethicones, hyaluronic acids, ceramides, ceramides, glycerin, and lanolin. According to Dr. Michele, all of these ingredients are great moisturizers and will lock-in moisture, especially in warmer weather. They can also maintain skin’s pH and help those with sensitive skin like eczema. However, you should try to avoid any sunscreens that contain alcohol as it can dry out your skin and cause irritation.

Sensitive skin, look for products that are hypoallergenic and fragrance-free to avoid triggering any allergies or skin irritations. Mineral sunscreens with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are usually good options. Other chemical sunscreen options should be avoided since these are more likely to cause adverse effects like burning, stinging, and red itchy bumps. You may want to avoid any sunscreens with alcohol and preservatives as well since these ingredients can cause skin irritation. 

Acne-prone or oily skinUse matte sunscreens. Matte and even water-based sunscreens can help to keep excess oil under control and ensure your makeup doesn’t come off. Also look for sunscreens that state they’re non-comedogenic, which means they won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts.

Dark skin tones are bestChemical sunscreens are better than mineral sunscreens, as they tend to have a noticeable white cast. 

Once you’ve determined which ingredients work best for your skin we have compiled a list of top sunscreen products. These are just a few of the many options available.