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Each year, we round up the best sunscreen picks for redheads. Sunscreen should be an essential part of your day, no matter the time of year. Redheads are more prone to getting melanoma even if they do not get a sunburn or go out in the sun. Meaning, redheads, must take extra precautions to stay sun safe.

Here are our ‘redhead friendly’ approved face and body sunscreen picks for 2021.

For under your makeup 

MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $30

A ‘barely there’ sunscreen with a matte finish that’s perfect to wear under or over makeup.

Active Ingredients: 17% Zinc Oxide and 2% Titanium Dioxide

 

For a universal tint

PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45, $50

A light, broad-spectrum sunscreen formulated with a universal tint to match most skin tones. 
Active Ingredients: 7.6% Zinc Oxide and 8% Titanium Dioxide

For stressed skin

The A Method Protect SPF 30 by Tina Alster, MD, $50

100% mineral sunscreen suitable for all skin types, including sensitive or stressed skin.

Active ingredients: 20% Zinc Oxide

 

For a fragrance-free body sunscreen

Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 50, $12

This fragrance-free mineral sunscreen is ideal for those with sensitive skin. It’s also a great pregnancy-friendly option.

Active ingredients: 8% Titanium Dioxide and 10% Zinc Oxide

For a spray sunscreen

bu Sunscreen SPF 50 Fragrance-Free Spray

This gentle, non-irritating spray will provide protection while leaving your skin glowing all day long.

Active Ingredients: Octocrylene 10%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Homosalate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Avobenzone 3%

For over your makeup

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Mist – SPF 55, $13

An oil-free, non-comedogenic face mist that won’t clog pores. Great for applying on top of your makeup.

Active ingredients: 3% Avobenzone, 10% Homosalate, 5% Octisalate, 10% Octocrylene   

For acne and rosacea 

EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, $37

This oil-free facial sunscreen is recommended by many dermatologists to help calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to acne, rosacea and discoloration.
Active Ingredients: 9% Zinc Oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate

For an extra boost of Vitamin E

Sun Bum Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Lotion, $11

This non-comedogenic sunscreen delivers UVA/UVB protection and is packed with Vitamin E.

Active ingredients: 3% Avobenzone,10% Homosalate, 5% Octisalate, 10% Octocrylene 

For your a reef safe body sunscreen 

Derma E Sun Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Body, $15

This lightweight, Derma E Sun Defense Mineral Body Sunscreen SPF 30 offers broad spectrum that’s fortified with antioxidants vitamin C and green tea to protect and help fight the signs of aging for vibrant, younger-looking skin.

Active Ingredients: 20% Zinc Oxide

 

For an active sunscreen

Thinksport Everyday Face SPF 30+, $13

A non-nano, zinc oxide tinted sunscreen that’ll blend smoothly on your face.

Active ingredients: 20% Zinc Oxide 

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