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12 Best Sunscreens for Different Skin Types

We all know SPF is important but how do we know which SPF will work best for our skin type? Derm to Door has the perfect solution to help you determine what sunscreen is right for you. Sunscreen is essential in fighting against premature aging and dark spots. We will help you determine which SPF products will help you protect your skin while avoiding acne and irritation. We have the perfect dermatologist approved products for each skin type to help this summer.

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Acne Prone Skin

When looking for the best sunscreen for you, you should start with ingredients that will benefit your skin type. Ingredients to look for when shopping for oily skin are ingredients like zinc oxide. The best ingredients to fight against dry acne prone skin are ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid. Defining key ingredients that will help your skin instead of hinder progression is the first step in finding the perfect sunscreen for you. Make sure to read the label on your sunscreen before making a purchase.

The best overall choice for acne prone skin is the eltamd UV clear spf 46 sunscreen. This sunscreen includes important ingredients like Zinc Oxide and Octinoxate. While this sunscreen has the ingredients to protect acne prone skin, it conceals acne as well. This sunscreen is tinted and blends to match your skin tone, helping your skin look and feel its best while soaking up the sun this summer. 

Our second choice for protecting your acne prone skin is Skinkure tinted oil free mineral SPF 50 sunscreen. You can never go wrong with a mineral sunscreen. This SkinKure selection includes Zinc Oxide as well as Hyaluronic acid to ensure maximum protection and moisturization when in the sun for extensive periods of time. This mineral sunscreen helps brighten the appearance of discoloration and blemishes all while supporting an even skin tone.

To get the most bang for your buck, we recommend the Supergoop! Play everyday lotion SPF 50. You can reap the benefits of maximum protection against the sun’s harmful rays. This sunscreen has a non-greasy formula that is both water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes. It also contains glyceril that will help lock in moisture while being in the sun for extended periods of time. While this sunscreen is sweat and water resistant, it is always important to remember to reapply at least every 2 hours to provide your skin with maximum protection. 

The best matte sunscreen for acne prone skin is the Revision Skincare Intellishade SPF 45 Matte. This sunscreen is formulated to help fight against aging while minimizing pores. The tinted SPF matches any skin tone and leaves you with an even matte looking complexion. There are tryglecirides in this sunscreen to smooth out your skin and make your matte look last longer.

The best serum sunscreen for acne prone skin is the Zitsticka Megashade breakout proof SPF serum. This SPF serum is a great product to prime your skin before makeup application. This serum is non-comedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog your pores and cause acne. This is a great serum to add as the last step of your skin care routine and won’t leave a white cast when applying prior to your makeup routine.

The Best Spray Sunscreen

Our pick for a spray sunscreen is the Supergoop! Play 100% mineral bodymist SPF 30 with marigold extract. This light spray sunscreen sprays on white and finishes sheer so you have an easy guide for sunscreen application. The marigold extract in the sunscreen is gentle to sensitive skin and is great for protecting against acne prone skin. 

The Best Powder Sunscreen

The best powder sunscreen is the Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Brush On. This powder sunscreen formula is perfect for reapplying sunscreen over your makeup. This brush applicator is travel size and is great to carry in your purse for on the go protection. The titanium dioxide and zinc oxide found in this formula work together to reflect and scatter UV rays before they can infiltrate your skin causing painful burns. 

The best stick sunscreen is Supergoop! Sunnyscreen 100% Mineral Stick. This SPF stick is great for trips to the beach or the pool with your kids. It’s easy to apply and provides maximum protection for up to 80 minutes. This mineral based sunscreen is perfect for sensitive children skin and is spill proof making it easy to take with you on the go. 

The best Tinted sunscreen is Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 Beige. This sunscreen has a perfect smooth finish and won’t irritate sensitive skin. This sunscreen contains vitamin E which helps with antioxidant protection. It also contains thermal spring water that helps soften skin all while providing it with an even tone.

The best sheer sunscreen for an invisible light weight look is Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50. This formula is 100% weightless and has a very transparent finish so that no one will even know you’re wearing sunscreen. This formula contains titanium dioxide which is a great ingredient to help sensitive and rosacea prone skin

For a hydrating SPF, we recommend Alastin Hydrant Pro Mineral SPF 36. This Alastin moisturizer is lightweight, oil free and incredibly moisturizing. This moisturizer is tinted and can be used in place of makeup for a hydrating soft glow. This product should be used with other sun protection measures to ensure maximum results.

Often times when applying sunscreen, we forget about lip protection. While regular SPF moisturizer can do the trick, the Supergoop! Lipscreen SPF 40 makes application easy and effortless. With a lipgloss applicator and glossy finish, this lipscreen is perfect to go over your favorite lipstick with a non-sticky formula. 

Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or are just looking for a beginners guide to SPF, Derm to Door has the perfect products to help protect against the sun this summer. The products mentioned above are only a few of the many SPF products Derm to Door carries. Browse the full range here.

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