To prevent and/or reduce your chances of developing skin cancer… if you're bald.
It's not just about proper protection and prevention anymore, but acceptance as well.
Here are my 10 best bald head sunscreen products to help you face the summertime sun.
|Vanicream SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen 4 oz||Best Overall|
|Bee Bald Smooth Plus Daily Moisturizer||Budget Pick|
|Anthony Day Cream SPF 30||Upgrade Pick|
1. Vanicream SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen 4 oz
- For babies, kids, and adults
- Goes on smoothly
- Perfect if you have sensitive skin or conditions like eczema or rosacea
– Best For Sensitive Skin
Looking for an effective sunscreen for bald heads using zinc oxide. The Vanicream SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen stands out. The broad spectrum, water-resistant formula is formulated with just 5% zinc oxide, the mildest form of mineral sunscreen ingredients. The sunscreen is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic making it well tolerated by those with skin sensitivities.
It is non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, free of fragrance, lanolin, parabens, and is not tested on animals. The good thing is that it is for babies, children and adults.
2. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Light Fluid Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60
- Not Just For Your Scalp
- Protects Your Head From Harmful UV Rays
- Gentle Formula
If you want to ensure that your head is well covered whenever you go outdoors, then it is essential to get the right kind of sunscreen. If your scalp looks like it has been burnt, you should consider using a sunscreen product with these qualities.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Light Fluid Face Sunscreen is designed to protect your scalp and head before going outside so you won’t have to hide under your hat in the middle of the summer. You can also try it when you’re washing your hair, so it will sit on top your head and not run down your face.
Using this sunscreen product will not make your scalp oily because it is non-comedogenic and oil-free. You can also choose how thick you want to apply it and you will not have to worry about any residue. It will not be greasiness, either, as it is non-greasy as well.
3. EltaMD UV Pure Kids Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 47
- Work well for balding head
- Good weight to skin ratio
- Thin consistency
- Works for sensitive skin
- Tinted, clear and fragrance free
- Cruelty-free, not tested on animals.
- Doesn’t last for long unless re-applied frequently
- Not very suitable for multi-day camping trips
- Contains parabens
The sunscreen lotion can be used for children over 6 months old or multiple times for balding adult heads. Help prevent sunburn, reduce the risk of early skin aging and can reduce the risk of skin cancer by choosing this sunscreen.
This sunscreen lotion is specially formulated for children and face-lotion for adults. It is suitable for sensitive skin and is fragrance free. It contains active ingredients that prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin aging, and the risk of skin cancer. It comes in a 2-ounce bottle which is very convenient to carry with you. It is formulated with zinc oxide which is non-irritating and is available in a no fragrance and fragrant version.
4. Neutrogena Beach Defense Water Resistant Sunscreen Body Lotion
- Creamy, non-greasy consistency
- Not as effective as some of the pricier SPF 50/Water-resistant brands
- Contains some controversial inactive ingredients that are suspected to be harmful to your health
Neutrogena is one of the most recognizable brands in the baby and family protection market. They’re known for providing consumer-friendly products that are both effective and at an affordable price.
5. Thinksport Sunscreen SPF 50+
- Broad Spectrum
- Four Seasons
- Not For Sensitive Skin
- Effectiveness Is Debated
- Not All Natural
The Thinksport Sunscreen with SPF 50 has not gotten stellar reviews, but it is an excellent budget option for those who don’t want a totally natural sunscreen. They’ve tried to combine the best of both worlds. This also makes it an excellent starter option for women who are curious about natural, organic skincare but don’t want to commit to 100% natural yet.
6. Anthony Day Cream SPF 30
Excellent for Face or Body, Skin Protected Against UVA/UVB.
This sunscreen is very light and smells great. Squalane is an effective moisturizer for the skin and helps to treat and prevent dry skin.
There are users who complain that the spray has a sulfur smell when sprayed. There are also a few reviews about the product being sticky after application.
7. Bee Bald Smooth Plus Daily Moisturizer
- Tested on people with sensitive skin
- Is Alcohol Free
- Water Resistant SPF 30
- Leaves white residue
- Not suitable for all skin types
A hairless head can get very sensitive to the sun… Bee Bald helps to soothe that sensitivity with a daily moisturizer that contains SPF 30.
This daily moisturizer is tested on people with sensitive skin and can be worn alone or under your favorite hat. With an SPF of 30, the moisturizer will help protect against painful sunburns as well as skin cancer. This spf moisturizer will help keep the skin on your head young and healthy.
The moisturizer contains no artificial fragrances or dyes. The moisturizer will work just as good on your bald head as it will on any other part of your body. It will keep your skin hydrated and looking young.
8. Badger – SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Cream
One of the most common sunscreen tips is to apply sunscreen to your whole head. However, that also means that even with sunscreen on, the top of your head can still get a sunburn. The solution to this problem is to wear a hat, long hair or even a wig. This too can be a problem if you are swimming. The solution for that is to use a waterproof factor (SPF) of at least 50. Apply the sunscreen on your scalp and hair and then get in the pool with your hat on. After that just rinse your hair thoroughly and you should be safe.
Sunburn in hairless areas such as the head and neck can cause the skin on top of the head to blister and peel in the same way as a sunburn in any other area of the skin. Use of sunscreen and sunblock are very important for the hairless area of the head.
9. Badger – SPF 35 Zinc Oxide Sport Sunscreen Cream
- Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
- Grooming a breeze
- Safe for children
- 50% Certified Organic Ingredients
- Natural and Certified Cruelty Free
- Takes some time to rub in
- Only suited to smaller areas
A lot of people who have the woolly pate are often faced with the problem of trying to find a sunscreen that is suitable for use on their bald head. In fact this is a major problem that I have personally encountered.
Sunscreen is one of those things that I always have to carry around with me when I am outside, or should I say my whole family does because there’s a lot of us that like to get out and enjoy the sun. But this becomes a problem when one of the family members needs sunscreen applied to their head.
Even though it just takes a few minutes to do this, the problem is that you can’t get even coverage all over your respective heads and necks, and this usually leaves your vulnerable head exposed to the rays of the sun. But even worse is that it takes a lot of effort to rub the sunscreen in to your head and neck. The main reason for this is that it tends to be concentrated in certain areas and therefore leaves your scalp and neck white with patches of sunscreen.