The Best Sunscreens for Your Face, According to Dermatologists
Sunscreen is a year-round necessity. But when temperatures rise, and our Instagram feeds fill up with Rockaway Beach tacos, we’re all a little more aware of making sure we’re wearing the right sunscreen.
Beyond those basic requirements, though, it can still be tricky to pick a sunscreen for your face. To find the best ones to use, I spoke with Nava Greenfield of the Schweiger Dermatology Group, and she recommended sunscreens based on different skin types and activities. (That’s of course in addition to hats, protective clothing, and staying in the shade whenever possible, since no sunscreen can completely prevent against sun damage.)
As an acne sufferer, putting sunscreen on my face provokes major anxiety. Will this clog my pores? Will it make me break out? Greenfield advised that those with acne-prone skin “as a general guideline, stay away from any generic pharmacy brands because they tend not to have the best formulations.” Greenfield likes EltaMD UV Clear because it includes niacinamide, a vitamin B3 derivative with anti-inflammatory properties that can fight breakouts.
Source: New York Magazine – The Best Sunscreens for Your Face, According to Dermatologists By, Karen Iorio Adelson