Having sensitive skin may mean different things to everyone. This will vary from acne, eczema, or dryness, but everyone with sensitive skin desires the same thing: making sure they use products that will not irritate them. And when you know the exact elements that your skin can’t tolerate, then it’s much easier to avoid them altogether! However, many people don’t — all they know is that their skin gets irritated easily.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the best sunscreens that best suit sensitive skin. Here goes!
BEST FOR FACE
This Aveeno SPF 50 Sunscreen is creamy and protects the facial skin without causing irritations. Also, this sunscreen does not appear oily. So if you’re concerned about looking like you have sunscreen on, this one will not leave any white residue on the skin. Additionally, it does not interfere with makeup application (it’s advisable to wear sunscreen every day, even under makeup). Note that this Aveeno product contains a light tropical scent.
BEST FOR BODY
The Sun Bum’s Moisturizing Sunscreen does not sting or irritate the skin. It also contains fragrance — a light scent which is reminiscent of the beach and bananas. This product is rich with Vitamin E, an antioxidant which helps neutralize free radicals that often cause premature aging to your skin. It’s also paraben free and gluten free.
BEST MINERAL LOTION FOR FACE
The MDSolarSciences Mineral Face Sunscreen SPF 50 is made using titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It does not cause irritation to the skin and has a delicate scent. It absorbs fast into the skin (something that isn’t easy for mineral sunscreens) and offers a matte finish. It also helps reduce the appearance of skin pores. This Mineral Creme product has a silky feel and does not leave white residue on the skin.
Neutrogena CoolDry Sunscreen is oil-free and lightweight. It absorbs fast into the skin and is sweat and water resistant (80 minutes). This product uses the Micromesh Technology that lets sweat pass through and evaporate leaving the sunscreen to stay put. And this leaves your skin cool protected and comfy. This CoolDry Sport SPF 50 Sunscreen is non-greasy and has a pleasant scent.
BEST AEROSOL SPRAY
This SunComfort aerosol sunscreen by Banana Boat is a clear, lightweight spray that soaks immediately into the skin. This product has a gentle fruity scent. It is not sticky and does not leave residue on the skin. Being a spray it is easy to apply and allows you to apply to some of the hard to reach areas. This sunscreen aerosol does not sting or irritate the skin making it suitable for sensitive skin.
BEST PHYSICIAN RECOMMENDED SUNSCREEN
The EltaMd sunscreen is a lightweight, silky, oil-free formula that contains zinc oxide that protects the skin from the sun’s UVA/UVB rays. It also contains the hydrating hyaluronic acid, and tone and texture smoothing niacinamide. This UV Clear Face sunscreen is a clear formula that calms and protects sensitive types of skins. it’s a popular pick for many dermatologists. Since it is paraben-free and fragrance-free, EltaMD is safe for sensitive skin types.