Best Facial Sunscreen for Travel

A quality facial sunscreen should be in everyone's liquids bag. Here are the best of the best for 2023!


The Traveling Shopaholic

6/3/20235 min read

woman standing on beach
woman standing on beach

Hey there, sun-loving wanderers! If you're like me, you crave the warm caress of the sun on your skin during your exciting travel adventures. But hold up! Before you hop on that plane to paradise, let's talk about the superhero that's going to save your beautiful face from the harmful rays of the sun: sunscreen! With a plethora of options out there, I've got you covered with the best sunscreens for every skin type and travel style. So, grab your passport and let's dive into the world of facial sunscreens!

  1. Acne-Prone Skin: Stay Radiant and Breakout-Free Having acne-prone skin can be a buzzkill, especially when you're on vacation. But fear not, my fellow acne warriors! Look for sunscreens labeled "oil-free" or "non-comedogenic" to keep your pores happy and unclogged. Some top-notch recommendations include:

  2. Aging Skin: Turn Back Time with Sun Protection Who says you can't have fun while defying the aging process? Protecting your skin from the sun is a crucial step in maintaining that youthful glow. Seek sunscreens with broad-spectrum protection and added anti-aging benefits such as antioxidants. Here are some age-defying suggestions:

    • EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen: This fan-favorite sunscreen not only shields your skin from the sun but also contains niacinamide, which helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is also great for acne prone skin! I used this for a LONG time and loved it but recently transitioned to Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen

    • Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40: This lightweight, makeup-gripping formula not only offers superior sun protection but also doubles as an excellent primer for a flawless complexion. I have been using this for a couple of months now and have been very pleased! No breakouts, doesn't sting at all and has a nice velvet matte finish.

  3. Oily Skin: Beat the Shine, Not the Adventure For all the ladies with an oily shine that can rival the sun, fear not! Your skin can be just as radiant without becoming a greasy mess. Opt for oil-free, mattifying sunscreens that won't leave your face looking like a frying pan. Here's the scoop:

  4. Dry Skin: Quench Your Skin's Thirst for Sun Safety Dry skin can be as parched as a desert, and the sun's rays can make matters worse. But don't fret, lovely ladies with dry skin! Embrace sunscreens that offer hydration and nourishment to keep your skin supple and moisturized. Here are some lifesavers:

  5. Sensitive Skin: Love for Your Delicate Skin Sensitive skin needs extra love and care, especially under the sun's gaze. Look for sunscreens with gentle, hypoallergenic formulas that won't cause irritation. Here are two recommendations for your delicate skin:

Bonus Round: Spray, Powder, and Stick Sunscreens: For those who crave convenience and versatility, let's explore the exciting world of spray, powder, and stick sunscreens!

Don't forget to protect your pout! See my post on top rated LIP SPF as well! <muah>

Remember that sunscreen is your best friend when it comes to protecting your face from the sun's harmful rays during your travel escapades. Whether you're battling acne, embracing your age, managing oily or dry skin, or seeking convenient alternatives, there's a perfect sunscreen out there for you. So, go forth and conquer the world with sun-kissed skin that's well taken care of. Stay safe, stay fabulous, and may your travels be filled with endless sunshine!

Remember to always consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional to find the best sunscreen for your specific needs and skin concerns.

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