Best sunscreens for oily skin you can use in summer

the best sunscreens for oily skin you can use in summer

When you want to take care of your oily skin you’ll want the best sunscreen for oily skin that you can use in summer. Note that sunscreen isn’t only to be used in summer and these options can be used all year round.

Best sunscreens for oily skin you can use in summer

With the many options of sunscreen on the market, you might be overwhelmed as to which one to pick. Thankfully you don’t have to go through too many here. This list will narrow down to what is worth using, I’m sure you’ll find your match here.

Water resistant wonder:

Zealios Sun Barrier SPF 45 Sunscreen

When you’re out and about you’ll need a water-resistant option to keep you protected while you’re getting into the pool, lake or sea. This is a great option because it won’t melt away after you get out of the water and want to tan. The 8% zinc oxide in this formulation gives good sun protection

This product was developed and tested on athletes during activity. So you know that it’s strong enough to combat the sun’s rays on a daily basis if you are or aren’t an athlete. A plus is that it’s PBA, oil, and paraben free

The protector:

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-free UV Protector SPF 42 Broad Spectrum

It’s always nice to have a product that does more than one job. In this case it protects your face from not only the sun but from the harsh environment outside.

This sunscreen guards your skin against environmental aggressors and micro-particles while still giving a high sun protection factor. As an added benefit it mattifies your face to some degree.  

For sensitive oily skin:

Clinique prep-start daily UV protector broad spectrum

I’ve spoken about this sunscreen in previous articles and of course, I had to add it to this list. This is great for sensitive skin as well as being non-pore clogging. It’s great because it can be worn under make up as well.

In addition to being good for sensitive skin, it’s helpful when searching for anti-aging products, giving you two benefits in one product.

Detetolohist recommended (great for melanin skin)

CeraVe Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 30

One of the reasons dermatologists’ recommend this product because it uses nanoparticles such as zinc oxide to protect you from the sun and does not use man-made chemical sunblock’s. This sunscreen uses nanoparticles and not traditional zinc oxide so it won’t give you a white cast

Dermatologists also recommend this because there is no oil in the formula, the formula uses ceramides to avoid moisture loss in your skin. Its non-pore clogging and will last up to 40 minutes in the sun

The convenient sick:

Coola sport tint spf 50 mineral sunscreen stick

When thinking sunscreen you don’t have to only think about liquid forms. This is great for traveling as it’s a solid formulation in a stick form making it carry-on friendly and can be used with no mess and no fuss

The ingredients in this product include vitamin E, coconut oil and avocado oil. Vitamin e oil is fantastic as it can reduce the appearance of scars if you have them from the previous acne. Coconut oil is helpful as it can reduce inflammation from the sun and will moisturize.  Avocado oil hydrates and softens the skin

The anti-ageing:

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+

Anti-aging products can be quite expensive that’s why I always advocate for using products that have anti-aging properties within them, this just makes the whole situation easier to deal with. This product can do that for you

Not only is this product antioxidant-rich, it’s lovely to use for anti-aging, but it’s also oil-free and mattifying. It has a luxurious silky consistency and contains vitamin E protecting you from free radical damage.


Unseen sunscreen broad specturum spf 40

In summer you might want to wear some makeup to brighten up your face and get into the summer spirit. Finding a sunscreen that works can sometimes be a pain. Don’t worry Unseen’s got us

If you plan on wearing sunscreen under your make-up this is a great option because it works as a primer and a sunscreen. Your make up will glide over your face ( the sunscreen leaves a velvet-like finish on your skin). It also controls any excess shine and it can’t be seen on your face on application.

All over body option:

Coppertone Oil Free Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

It will definitely be more convenient and more affordable to purchase a screen that can be used on the face and body. This one offers just that, as an added bonus you won’t have the typical sunscreen shine on your skin when using this product.

This sunscreen is also a good choice because it is fragrance-free so it won’t irritate your skin, it’s oil-free and it will not clog your pores.

The feather light option:

Peter Thomas Roth max mineral naked broad spectrum SPF 45  

Nothing feels worse than using a sunscreen that feels heavy on your skin. This formulation is the opposite of heavy. It feels like nothing on your skin but the SPF 45 formula is a great barrier against the sun’s rays.

Not only is it super lightweight but it’s also nourishing with vitamins A, C, and E within the formula. The formula also contains a completing perfecting universal tint, this leaves a soft silky appearance on your skin.

Natural wonder:

Alba botnaica very emollient sunscreen spf 50

Sometimes we have to choose between doing good for our skin and doing good for the environment but not in this case. We wouldn’t want to harm our environment when using products and this sunscreen will save you from that.

This sunscreen spray is a convenient biodegradable option which does not have any coral reef destroying oxybenzone in the formula. It’s fragrance-free, clear, has no parabens, phthalates, uses vegetarian ingredients and there was no animal tested performed when making this formula. As a plus it that it’s a waterproof for 80 minutes

For a broad skincare routine regime click this link for my suggestions on good skincare products for oily skin. Click this link for advice on how to prevent sunscreen from being shiny.

Whichever one you pick ensure that it’s one of the best sunscreens for oily skin you can use in summer, you don’t want sun damage. If you enjoyed this article or know someone who will benefit from reading this please share it.

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