Education, Physical Health, Wellness / Self-Care

The best Sunscreen for your Skin type

No more excuses for getting sunburns.

words by: Alee Kwong
Apr 28, 2021

If there’s one thing that’s proven to prevent premature aging, it’s sunscreen. What was once a chore back when we were kids on the beach, is now essential to having glowing skin. With summer being a little more than a month away, it doesn’t hurt to start looking for your SPF companion. There are so many sunscreens to choose from these days, so here’s a breakdown of what kind of sunscreen you should be using based on your skin type.


Dry – La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk ($21.99)

La Roche Posay has always been the go-to drugstore pick when it comes to reliable skincare. If you find yourself in a drier climate this summer, or you just need a little extra hydration, the milky consistency of the La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 has got your back (and front). While it packs a lot of hydration, the finish is both light and velvety, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with the potential mid-day oil slick.


Oily – Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ ($14.99)

Whether you are experiencing dry heat or humid heat, oily skin feels extraordinarily awful in the summer. For years, people with oily skin have raved about the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence. Not only does it have the perfect gel texture, but it also has a slight cooling effect upon application. The finish isn’t shiny/dewy like many sunscreens and dries down almost matte.


Combination – Paula’s Choice Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50+ ($8.50)

The skincare complications feel endless with combination skin. You need to address your dry patches so that you aren’t overproducing oil, but you also need to keep the oiliness of your t-zone at bay. The Paula’s Choice Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid is the answer to your combo skin needs. You get the hydration of a creamy sunscreen with the ultra lightness of a water gel sunscreen. This is one of the few skincare products practically made for combination skin. No more compromises!


Sensitive – Papa Recipe Bombee Moist Sun Essence SPF 50+ ($21)

If you ever see honey as an ingredient in skincare, just know your sensitive skin is in good hands. With honey, propolis, and royal jelly extract, the Papa Recipe Bombee Moist Sun Essence protects you from both UVA and UVB rays all while protecting your skin barrier, moisturizing your skin, and healing your skin.


And this is more of a reminder, but you still need to wear sunscreen indoors.