You must have heard before how important sunscreen is for your skin. However, there still remains a doubt in the minds of the people about the safety of sunscreen, especially for acne-prone skin. There are various reasons why you need sunscreen. Apart from keeping tanlines away, sunscreen can protect you from premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, photodamage and kinds of cancer. In fact, SPF protection is more important for people who are undergoing acne treatments. If you’re still afraid that applying a thick layer of sunscreen can lead to clogging of pores and worsening of your skin breakouts, then you must learn to pick the right kind of sunscreen.
Sunscreen has come a long way. With so many variants, buying a bottle of SPF that will suit your skin concern can be a little confusing. Depending on your skin type you can pick from liquid to spray to even gel finish SPF.
It is always better to opt for a ‘broad-spectrum’ sunscreen as it can protect you from harmful UVA and UVB sun rays. The power number of SPF plays a vital role to prevent sun damage. We recommend you to go for 30 or higher volume to refrain from darkening your acne scars.
People with both acne-prone and sensitive skin should avoid further irritating their skin with ingredients like oxybensone and PABA in their sunscreen. Suffering from eczema, rosacea or other skin issues like psoriasis? Try natural sunscreen with contents like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as active ingredients to reduce any further chances of inflammation.
Ideal for people with oily skin, no-oil sunscreen should do the trick. Look for the label ‘non-comedogenic’ in your sunscreen to avoid blocking of pores with its ingredients.
Many people tend to use the body sunscreen for face. This can lead to acne breakouts on the face due to heavy and greasy textures that are meant for body protection only.
If you still can’t find THE ONE sunscreen for your skin type, then you should contact your dermatologist for help.
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