The Best Sunscreen for You


If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: You have to wear sunscreen. Yet people still come up with reasons to skip it. We looked around and found a sunscreen for every excuse in the book because, honestly, there’s no excuse not to protect yourself from skin cancer.

If you want to…

…Avoid Oily Skin

Go with Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 ($34). It dries quickly, blends naturally to your skin (Read: No shine), works well with makeup and even evens out skin tone.

…Wear Makeup

Sorry, but your SPF 15 tinted moisturizer doesn’t cut it. Layering sunscreen without makeup is tricky, but  Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 ($28) makes it possible. The semi-matte finish minimizes shine and lets you reapply all day long without messing up your base, and the antioxidant-rich rosemary actually helps slow skin aging, improve complexion and soothe inflammation.

…Get Out the Door ASAP

In a time crunch? Spritz on Coppertone Sport SPF 50 ($10.49). No rub-in necessary.



…Work-Out Proof Your SPF Routine

The only burn you should feel during a workout is in your glutes. Lather on Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+ WetForce. Shiseido’s latest product reacts to sweat or water with ions, creating a protective veil so you can focus on your freestyle or playing hero in that winner-take-all beach volleyball match.

…Protect Your Sensitive Skin

Eau Thermale Avene Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ ($30) is oil and fragrance-free. Plus, the glycerin moisturizes skin.

…Feel Like You Aren’t Wearing Sunscreen

If you just hate how sunscreen feels, grab a tube of L’Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare Clear Cool Lotion SPF 30. With a lightweight formula that gives skin a cooling sensation and a clear gel, you’ll feel au natural.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a Digital Editor of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.