Sunscreen for Different Skin Types: Finding the Best Formula for You
Sunscreen is a critical component of any skincare routine. Not only does regular sunscreen use reduce your risk of cancer by up to 50 percent, but it also helps your skin maintain a youthful and radiant appearance.
While sunscreen is advised for everyone, people have different skin types with different requirements. Further complicating the issue? The myriad of options from which to choose.
All of which begs the question: How do you find the sunscreen that will best suit your skin?
In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at these four common skin types so you’ll know how to choose the right sunscreen for your unique skin needs. We’ll also share additional considerations for choosing sunscreen before highlighting one product that checks all the boxes.
The Best Sunscreen By Skin Type
The good news? Whether you’ve got dry skin, oily or acne-prone skin, combination skin, or sensitive skin, there IS a sunscreen that will work for you.
Read on for a breakdown of what to look for in a sunscreen, depending on your skin type.
The Best Sunscreen for Dry Skin
Whether you suffer from chronic or occasional dry skin, the combination of hot weather and sunscreen can exacerbate the problem. Not only that, but dry skin may indicate that your skin barrier is compromised, which means it may be more susceptible to sun damage.
The takeaway? Fear of the drying effects of sunscreen is not an excuse to refrain from this healthy habit. Instead, kill two birds with one stone by seeking out a sunscreen with a moisturizing formulation. (Ingredients to look for include hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin, all of which combat dryness by sealing in moisture.)
For an even greater hydration boost, apply sunscreen after your favorite moisturizer as part of your daily morning routine.
The Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin
Clogged pores and excessive shine are common complaints for people with oily or acne-prone skin. Unfortunately, heavy sunscreens can make the problem even worse.
The good news? Some sunscreens — like Neora’s Invisi-Bloc SPF40 — have multifunctional benefits. In addition to offering powerful UV protection, this intelligent sunscreen has a weightless, watergel formulation that not only won’t clog pores, but also has the skin-perfecting capabilities of a matte primer.
Some keywords to look for when selecting sunscreen for your oily or acne-prone skin include “dermatologist tested” and “non-comedogenic.”
Also, sunscreens billed as suitable for “all skin types” are also a safe bet when it comes to preventing breakouts and other issues.
Finally, easily absorbing sunscreen options like those with water-based, gel-based, and serum-based formulas are also excellent options for oily skin.
The Best Sunscreen for Combination Skin (and Normal Skin)
With some oily and some dry areas, combination skin can be tricky to balance. In fact, “balance” happens to be the operating word when it comes to choosing the best sunscreen for this skin type.
Lightweight sunscreens that embrace a balanced approach are well-suited for combination skin thanks to their ability to hydrate without clogging pores or leaving a heavy, greasy finish.
(While normal skin may not have the same problem areas as combination skin, the same rules apply: balance is beautiful.)
The Best Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, it’s vital to choose sunscreen and other skincare products that are gentle and free from potential irritants.
While labels like “non-comedogenic,” “dermatologist-tested,” “all skin types,” and “no synthetic colors” are all excellent indicators that sunscreen is suitable for sensitive skin, the “clean” designation is a catch-all for all of these things plus many other desirable qualities, including being vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and propylene glycol free.
If you have a specific skin condition such as rosacea or hyperpigmentation, meanwhile, consider a facial sunscreen containing soothing ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E.
Additional Considerations when Choosing Sunscreen
Some additional considerations to keep in mind when choosing a sunscreen? Experts recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which will protect your skin from the entire spectrum of harmful UV radiation.
Wondering which SPF you need for your face and body? A formula with a minimum SPF of 30 is generally considered adequate for daily use, although the higher the SPF, the more protection you get. (People with very fair or sensitive skin may benefit from higher SPF values.)
Finally, lifestyle also comes into play. If you are active and engage in outdoor activities like swimming and hiking, opt for water-resistant or sweat-resistant formulas to ensure long-lasting protection.
Introducing the Best Sunscreen for All Skin Types
Whether you’re looking for the best under-makeup sunscreen, the best combination skin sunscreen, or the best daily sunscreen for the face, Neora’s Invisi-Bloc SPF40 delivers—and then some.
Not only is it clean, lightweight, scientifically formulated with powerful natural ingredients, and suitable for all skin types, but this innovative sunscreen also smooths and perfects your skin while you’re wearing it.
Ready to level up your sunscreen game? Discover Neora’s Invisi-Block SPF40 today.