Must-Have Sunscreens for Summer



Written by: Maureen Devenny


Sunscreen is a necessity for healthy skin. But from potential breakouts to a distinctive smell to a greasy feeling on your skin, applying sunscreen can feel like a real chore. Luckily, we live in the year 2016, where there are plenty more options than the sunscreens we were slathered with as kids. Here are some new and improved sunscreens we can’t wait to try out for summer 2016. (And please remember to talk to your dermatologist about the sunscreen that is right for you).



Breakout Danger Zone

Summer can be a tricky time for breakouts, since limited sun exposure can help clear up acne, but the extra sweating you’re doing can clog those pores right back up. Protect your face from sun damage and pimples at the same time with Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen–it’s tried-and-true for a reason. Another option is the Murad Oil-Control Mattifying Sunscreen, which is sold as part of Murad’s Acne Control Starter Kit–this lotion not only fights acne with tea tree oil, but also mattifies to reduce shine. Sounds like a good deal to us!




Greasy Feeling

It’s hard to feel refreshed if you’re covered in greasy sunscreen. Luckily, MDSolarSciences Quick Dry Body Spray has you covered–literally!–and dry in no time. For the face, we like Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist, which controls shine and sets makeup. We love a product that multitasks!




“Sunscreen Smell”

As a perfume person, it is heartbreaking when my fair skin forces me to douse myself in sunscreen over the summer and completely lose the scent of my perfume. But thank goodness that there are sunscreen options out there that don’t leave you smelling like Coppertone all summer! We love the Fresh Cucumber scent of Coola Sport Continuous Spray (also available in Tropical Coconut). Not only does it smell great, but the spray-on application gets you back to your great beach read just a little faster.


Happy sunbathing!


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