Top 5 (Facial) Sun Creams


It is not generally advisable to go out under the sun after dermarolling. But if you must, you should give exposed parts of your body (such as the face and arms) a much-needed protection days after they have received the dermarolling treatment.

Derma rolling helps in lightening the complexion of your face by preventing hyperpigmentation and reducing age spots. When going under the sun, you should protect your face with a facial sun cream.

People have tested a variety of facial sun creams and the following lists the most effective brands. Check them out:

Where to Buy
Top 5 (Facial) Sun Creams
Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30
Dermatologica Powerbright TRX Pure Light SPF 50 Face Moisturizer
NYDG Chem-Free Active Defense SPF 30
Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Body and Face Sunscreeen SPF 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk with Antioxidants

This paraben-free, oil-free and fragrance-free face and body sunscreen offers broad spectrum SPF 60 protection. It is easy to apply and velvety to the touch and leaves no flimsy residue. It’s allergy tested, so it’s also perfect for sensitive skin. It’s also non-comedogenic, which means it doesn’t have any substances that clog your skin’s pores, which would have caused blackheads. If you have acne-prone skin, this is the best choice.

2. Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30

This oil-free product offers SPF 30 sun protection and at the same time has moisturizing qualities to keep your skin hydrated throughout. It is formulated with three essential ceramides which help the skin restore and maintain its protective barrier against many harmful outside elements. It is also non-comedogenic, so no worry about clogged pores while applying this product.

3. Dermatologica Powerbright TRX Pure Light SPF 50 Face Moisturizer

Fans of this product praise for its ability to offer the optimum sunscreen protection without making their complexion dull or ashen. It helps exfoliate dead skin cells and at the same time provides and maintains moisture throughout the day after applying it. This is free from fragrance, artificial colors or parabens.

4. NYDG Chem-Free Active Defense SPF 30

As the name suggests, the NYDG is a chemical-free face sunscreen ideal for most types of skin, including vulnerable and sensitive skin types. It has a SPF 30 which provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection not just for the face but also to the entire body.

It has special ingredients such as argant extracts and regenerative squalene which provide antioxidants, boosting protection to your skin against harmful environmental factors. One big downside though – it doesn’t come cheap!

5. Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

Hawaiian Tropic Island is a popular sunscreen brand, it’s a staple for beach and outdoor activities. It is complete with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. It doesn’t clog your pores, is water-resistant (up to 80 minutes), and highly resistant to sweat. Most of all, this product is highly recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation so that’s a big reason enough for you to include this to your beach gear.


It is highly advisable not to put sunscreen or tanning lotions immediately after dermarolling, because dermarolling creates thousands of tiny infiltration channels (micro-channels) to your skin’s epidermis. Sunscreen, facial sun screams and tanning lotions are not ideal for deeper absorption to your skin as they may contain irritants that cause inflammation. These products may also clog these micro-channels that lead to blackheads, whiteheads, or more serious side effects.

Instead, it is best to wait for at least 24 hours for the micro-channels in your skin to close off before applying sunscreen, facial sun cream, or even makeup.