Of course you know that safeguarding your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is a must, but for eczema sufferers, it’s not as easy as grabbing the cheapest bottle at the drugstore. To keep itchy and inflamed skin protected, the National Eczema Association recommends using mineral-based sunscreens that are broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher to ensure that you’re adequately protected against both UVA and UVB rays. You’ll also want to avoid formulas with alcohol in them, as it causes stinging and burning.
As Dr. JiaDe Jeff Yu, a board-certified dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital explains to the NEA, “The amount of alcohol in a sunscreen is difficult to suss out just by reading the ingredients alone," which is why he recommends using “thicker sunscreen balms such as sticks,” and looking for sunscreens labeled “sensitive skin.” You could also cross-reference The NEA Seal of AcceptanceTM Product Directory, which doesn't allow any sunscreens with alcohol in them.
Ahead, eight sunscreens that tick all the boxes. (Just remember to do a patch test first, OK?)