When you have sensitive skin, you know how easily irritated you can get when you spend time in the sun. But certain sunscreens can irritate your skin, too. So what's a sensitive skin sufferer to do?
The key is choosing the right sunscreen for your skin type. In general, you'll do best with mineral sunscreen since chemical formulas tend to be the ones that aggravate sensitive skin. The best thing you can do is to look for zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (the two most popular physical sun blockers) and opt for a fragrance-free formula since scents are often irritating.
Keep reading for our top picks for sunscreens for sensitive skin.
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This fragrance-free, oil-free sunscreen has a hypoallergenic formula that's gentle on skin making it a great option if you're battling sensitivity. It effectively shields your skin from sun damage and sunburn with a combo of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and can be used on both your face and body.
Slather this gentle mineral sunscreen on your face for protection sans irritation. It contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for sun protection and is also formulated with ceramides to help restore your delicate skin barrier.
This sheer physical sunscreen contains a host of antioxidants to help defend against free radical damage and environmental aggressors. It's free of fragrance and essential oils and offers a nourishing formula that leaves a glow.
Formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and soothing niacinamide, this fragrance-free, oil-free sunscreen is ideal for sensitive skin types, particularly those concerned with issues like dehydration and rosacea. It's a hybrid mineral/chemical sunscreen loved by dermatologists for its silky-sheer texture that blends into skin seamlessly without irritation.