Five SPFs guaranteed to protect this summer

Chloe Polizzi '23, Staff Writer

With summer coming up right around the corner, there are plenty of things we are doing to prepare for the warmer weather. Skincare is a big part of the summer season, as the sun can be very harmful to your skin. It is very important to find the SPF that works best for your skin. Here are some of the best sunscreens that are on the shelves for this upcoming season.

1) EltaMD

This sunscreen is a worldwide favorite. It is great for those with acne-prone/sensitive skin. This provides hydration and exfoliation to your skin while protecting it with SPF 46. You can purchase this sunscreen at Walmart, or you can order it online.


2) Supergoop!

This sunscreen is great for people who wear makeup. Reviews say it is an amazing primer due to its light and airy consistency. It may be light, however it still provides SPF 40 and does not leave any white residue on your skin. It retails for $17 at Nordstrom, but you can also purchase this online.


3) Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen

This sunscreen is simple, effective, and affordable. So if you are ever in a pinch and need a quick fix for a small amount of money, this is your best option. Retailing for only $8, this sunscreen provides SPF 55 and provides your skin with a shineless look and weightless feel.


4) Sun Bum sunscreen spray SPF 50

Sun Bum is known for its great-smelling products for the beach or laying out in the sun. It also has a very well-made sunscreen spray which makes applying the product ten times easier. This quick yet effective spray has SPF 50 and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes after application. It retails for $16 and you can purchase it at CVS, Ulta, or online on Amazon.


5) Aveeno protect and hydrate spf 70

Aveeno is one of the most popular brands for skincare. That being said, their sunscreen is also top-tier. Having a lightweight feel and providing maximum hydration to your skin while protecting against the sun with SPF 70. You can get it for $19 on Amazon or at Walmart for $21.

These are just five sunscreen options for you this summer, so if you are someone who likes to try new things, then definitely consider something on this list. If any of these products upset or cause your skin to break out, please go see your dermatologist. Remember, you need to consistently reapply sunscreen for it to be effective in the long run, which is every two hours.


Photo Credit: Aveeno, Supergoop!, Sunbum, Neutrogena, EltaMD