25 Best Sunscreens You Should Be Wearing Year-Round
Although dermatologists are constantly reminding us to wear sunscreen every day, it still jumps to the front of our minds once that first warm weekend hits. When we think of putting on our new swimsuit, packing our favorite new books in our beach bag, and grabbing our beach towel, we always need to pick up a new bottle of sunscreen. It is important to remember that sunscreens do expire, which means it is the perfect time to try out a new formula. From a sunscreen to help prevent wrinkles to one that bronzes while it protects, these are the best sunscreens for your Southern skin.
Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
BUY IT: $36 ; sephora.com
If you're looking for a face sunscreen for daily use, this tinted formula will leave your skin glowing and protected from harmful rays.
Hydro Boost City Shield Water Gel with Broad Spectrum SPF 25
BUY IT: $18.97; amazon.com
This water-based sunscreen is so light, you won't even be able to feel it after it dries. Perfect for every day wear underneath your favorite foundation.
Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30
BUY IT: $7.92; amazon.com
The tropical scent and touch of shimmer are just added bonuses of protecting your skin.
Supergoop Smooth and Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen
BUY IT: $38; sephora.com
If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, a mineral based sunscreen will smooth your skin while protecting it from harmful rays.
Allover Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
BUY IT: $7.57; amazon.com
This hydrating sunscreen, developed with oats to help lock in moisture, keeps skin feeling soft and healthy.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50
BUY IT: $12.49; ulta.com
Hydrate your skin and protect it from the sun with one product.
Ocean Potion SPF 50 Face Zinc Oxide
BUY IT: $4.47; walmart.com
Protect your face (and the planet) with this clear zinc oxcide that is reef-friendly and a must-have to protect your skin if you'll be spending time in direct sunlight.
No-Ad Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60
BUY IT: $8.97; walmart.com
This budget-friendly sunscreen is the what you need to protect your skin when you'll be spending hours exposed to the sun.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Lightweight Sunscreen Spray, SPF 100+
BUY IT: $8.97 ; walmart.com
Continuous spray application helps you easily apply without missing any spots.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart SPF 50 Hydrating Shield
BUY IT: $68; nordstrom.com
Combat unwanted face, neck, and décolletage damage caused by environmental pollution with this tinted, antioxidant-rich moisturizer. It's formulated to trap airborne pollutants before they penetrate your pores.
Coppertone Clearly Sheer Whipped Sunscreen SPF 30
From poolside to bike path, this lightweight formula is delicate enough for daily use but strong enough to protect even wet skin for up to 80 minutes.
Buy It: $8.39; amazon.com
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive SPF 30
BUY IT: $14.98; walmart.com
This dermatologist-reccomended formula is made specifically for sensitive skin.
Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34
BUY IT: $68; skinmedica.com
Besides the necessary UV protection, we’re also concerned about infrared rays, which are said to penetrate deeper into the skin and accelerate the aging process. : This product will fight against UV rays’ harsher cousin.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF 100
BUY IT: $8.97; walmart.com
An ultra-light, shine free finish make this sunscreen great for daily use.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60
BUY IT: $19.99; ulta.com
If you have oily skin, this fragrance free,oil free product is worth the splurge.
Sun Bum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
BUY IT: $15.99 ; ulta.com
Reviewers agree that this formula lasts through spending time in the pool and the ocean.
Jergens Natural Glow + Protect Daily Moisturize
BUY IT: $8.64: walmart.com
Give your skin a natural glow with protecting from the sun and moisturizing with this gradual skin darkener.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
BUY IT: $30; macys.com
This day cream protects against the sun’s rays while deeply nourishing dry skin.
Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50
BUY IT: $10.97; walmart.com
Gentle enough for baby's skin, but strong enough to protect from harmful rays.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream With Sunscreen
BUY IT: $20.21; amazon.com
Visibly reduce wrinkles with this anti-aging moisturizer that will become your favorite part of your skincare routine.
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Face Lotion
BUY IT: 8.99, target.com
A zinc formula that is shear enough for your face and won't leave a pesky white residue.
Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50
BUY IT: $28; sephora.com
Refresh your skin (and your SPF protection) without runing your makeup.
Australian Gold Spray Gel Sunscreen with Instant Bronzer
BUY IT: $$8.54; amazon.com
Temporary color adds an immediate glow while sunflower seed oil and olive fruit oil keeps skin hydrated.
Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 70
BUY IT: $10.97; amazon.com
Micromesh technology creates a breathable barrier that allows sweat to pass through and evaporate while being active so the sunscreen stays in place throughout an eventful day.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
BUY IT: $18.99; ulta.com
Incorprate an SPF into your skincare routine with this daily moisturizer that also offers protection from the sun.