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Get Summer-Ready With The Best Facial Sunscreen For Your Skin Type

Like it or not, applying facial sunscreen is a must for your daily beauty routine, most especially this summer. Not only can these powerful creams decrease your chance of developing skin cancer, but they can also help prevent unwanted sun damage and signs of premature ageing. 

While you may think that every facial sunscreen does the same thing, well, you have to think again. In case you didn't know, some are specially made for dry skin, while some feature ingredients that hydrate skin and diminish the appearance of pores. And if you’re the type who doesn’t like wearing sunscreen daily because you don’t want to feel sticky or greasy, we’ve also got you covered! These top-rated formulas offer the daily protection your skin needs, but are still lightweight and sheer enough that they won’t smudge your makeup. 

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From the best anti-ageing facial sunscreen to an option specially formulated for oily skin, keep reading to see the top face sunscreens here! 

 

Best for Oily Skin: Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA+++

Sunscreen can make even the drier skin types appear shiny—so it’s no wonder those with oily skin avoid wearing it daily, but this new product from Kiehl’s will change that! It helps keep shine at bay when layered under makeup, suitable for humid conditions and does not exacerbate oily skin, while still protecting it with an impressive SPF 50. Kiehl’s

 

Best Lightweight Option: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

This primer has the consistency of a gel, so it sinks right into skin without feeling heavy or greasy. Plus, it’s also filled with a lot of protection against wrinkle-causing UVB rays. Laura Mercier definitely took the sun protection one step forward by including hardcore protection. Rustan’s

 

Best Mineral Option: Clinique Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen

Looking for a great mineral sunscreen? Check out this broad spectrum sunblock from Clinique! This oil-free product is super gentle and can be used on very sensitive skin. Clinique

 

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Best Stick-Form Sunscreen: Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector WetForce Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+

We get it—applying sunscreen adds another (seemingly unecessary step) in your skincare routine. But sunscreen in stick-form makes the process much easier. This stick is actually clear, meaning it won’t leave an ashy white residue on deep skin tones. The stick glides right on top of your skin so beautifully and feels light, almost like you don't have any product on. Rustan’s 

 

Best Anti-Ageing Sunscreen: Belo SunExpert Face Cover SPF 40 and PA+++ 

During hot spells, you probably won't want to layer too many products, so this is so convenient—it can work as moisturizer, primer, and sun protection. Plus, it protects against skin-aging, UV rays, dryness, as well as air pollution. Watsons

 

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