With the days getting warmer, you are probably more inclined to spend additional time outside in the sunshine. I, myself, cannot wait to hit the beach more often as by the ocean is truly my happy place. However, before you are so quick to head outdoors, this is my gentle reminder to not forget your sunscreen! I have said it time and time again myself and I am sure it is something you probably heard from various other skincare junkies, but it needs to be said every year. Of course, SPF should be slathered on the face every single day, regardless of the season or whether you plan on venturing outdoors or not. Protecting your skin from the sun is the number 1 way to prevent early aging, wrinkles, and other unwanted damage. Of course, not every sunscreen is made equal and there are certain formulas that work for best for different people. So I thought I would create a comprehensive guide on all things sun protection. I am sharing the best sunscreen for every skin type – happy reading! ☀️
The Best Sunscreen For Every Skin Type
Normal Skin Type
No sensitivity, no visible pores
AKA the best skin type. Seriously – if you fit into the normal skin type category, you need to know how lucky and blessed you are! This is everyone’s dream and you need to take action and protect that near perfect skin of your as much as possible. Be sure to prioritize sun protection no matter what. Luckily, since your skin is not sensitive to most products, normal skin type people can jump around and try out different formulas to see what works best. However, if I had to choose a fail-proof sunscreen for normal skin types, I would suggest the Supergoop! Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion.
Combination Skin Type
Normal in some areas, more oily in others (T-zone)
This is the most common skin type. It requires a bit of precision since the skin quality can differ in certain areas of the face. For instance, those with a combination skin type might have more oily skin the t-zone area (nose, forehead, and chin). You could go so far as to invest in two different SPF products but I know this is a little extreme. I am suggesting an in-between sunscreen, one that works for both normal and oily skin types. One of my favorites is the Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen. It is a bit on the pricy side – but boy is it worth it!
Dry Skin Type
Dull complexion, less elastic skin, more visible lines
For those with dry skin, you may be on the hunt for skincare products that help to rehydrate and freshen the face. Your skin might become easily itchy and irritated, especially in the winter months so it is important to choose wisely. One of the only sunscreens out there on the market that specifically targets those with dry skin is the Supergoop! Daily Dose Hydra-Ceramide Boost which helps to lock in moisture while also providing that necessary sun protection.
Oily Skin Type
Enlarged pores, blemishes, blackheads, pimples
Oily skin can be hard to manage, especially during the summer when the weather is naturally more balmy and warm. However, despite having oily skin, sunscreen is still a necessity and there are definitely products out there that do not leave your skin feeling even more greasy upon application. I scoured Sephora to find an SPF to accommodate those with oily skin and did not get disappointed! The Dr Jart Every Sun Day is fast aborsbing, lightweight, and water proof.
Sensitive Skin Type
Redness, itching, burning, dryness
Last but not least, the sensitive skin type club. It is imperative to pick skincare products that do not contain any irritative ingredients. For something affordable and effective, I highly recommend trying out the Innisfree Daily UV Defense. It has no major fragrance and incredibly lightweight so it does not feel too heavy on the skin. Plus, this formula contains green tea, cica, and sunflower see oil – all of which work together to nurture, reduce irritation, and provide light moisture.
I hope this guide helps you to determine the best sunscreen for every skin type! Let me know if you try any of these out!