If you have oily skin, regular sunscreens are going to only make things worse. Here's the best sunscreen for oily skin that you should be using every day.
What's the best sunscreen for oily skin?
Ideally, we all know that sunscreen is crucially important -- both on hot days and day-to-day.
The problem is that pre-existing oily skin isn't always conducive to sunscreen, because the end result can feel very greasy. It's left some women asking for a sunscreen "with a matte finish."
Best sunscreen for oily skin: The basics
There are two conditions to consider here: oily skin and using makeup vs. oily skin and not using makeup.
If you use makeup, the best sunscreen for oily skin will be something that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. Those two chemicals provide a sunlight barrier yet don't feel greasy.
One note on that, though: you need a tinted sunscreen if you have darker skin because zinc oxide and titanium dioxide can leave darker skin looking purple.
Final note for those who use makeup: if your makeup tends to streak, use tinted sunscreen instead of foundation and finish with an oil-absorbent powder.
If you don't use makeup, consider a foundation (SPF 15 or higher) that contains sunscreen.
Our products for oily skin
One of our most popular products -- among the best sunscreen for oily skin -- is Anti-Aging Day Protect SPF 22. It retails for $21.99 USD.
Because all exposure to the sun can cause cellular change -- it's cumulative -- we recommend applying daily to the face and neck area, avoiding the eyes. While it doesn't work for all skin types, this particular product is great for oily skin.
The best sunscreen for oily skin starts with your skincare routine
Sunscreen is very important, but the overall composition of your face is going to be determined by your daily skincare routine.
Most know that good skincare is important, but aren't sure how to approach it. It varies by skin type -- obviously those with oily skin don't want products that make them feel greasier -- but in general, the idea is:
- Know the products you are using (pros/cons)
- Consider skin whitening creams
- Also consider anti-aging or antioxidant options, i.e. serums
And while this sounds a little bit gross/odd to some, you can also consider dead sea mud as an option for an oily face.
How can you prepare your skin for summer?
This is another important question, and there are several ways:
Start with a "skin fast:" This means you stop using a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and makeup for a week. It helps the skin clear up from any winter damage.
Avoid heavy/creamy products during the summer: This can make the oily skin even more irritating.
Add a mud ask: Consider a deep cleaning mud mask (more basic than dead sea mud mentioned above) twice a week. The idea is to reduce impurities and ultimately rid the skin of toxins.