01/5Skipping the sunscreen is *never* an option

Skipping the sunscreen is *never* an option

Sunscreens are an absolute essential – not only do they protect your skin from the sun and tanning, it prevents photo-aging and prevents cancer. Despite its heroic properties, many people still prefer skipping the SPF, or worse just using a makeup product with SPF. (A makeup product in itself won’t protect your skin.) The number one problem for this is the greasy texture that often results in breakouts. While some mineral sunscreens clog your pores, other chemical sunscreens skin irritates the skin. There’s no winning for the acne-prone skin type – you can’t live with it, you can’t live without it, right? Wrong! Turns out, there may just be some light, effective sunscreens that do a thorough job of protecting your skin, without giving you any acne. Read on!

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02/5Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

While most sunscreens have a creamy, sticky, thick texture, this doesn’t. Its water-light texture refreshes the skin, dries down matte and protects the skin thoroughly with its SPF up high at 55. Its non-comedogenic formula is specifically formulated for acne-prone skin.

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03/5Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

It’s called unseen because once it’s on your face, it won’t be seen. At SPF 40, it is a solid sunscreen on its own. It dries down invisible, matte and controls shine all day out, which also makes it an amazing primer for your daytime makeup.

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04/5Elemis Daily Defense Shield SPF 30

Elemis Daily Defense Shield SPF 30

For severe oily skin, slather on this light-weight sunscreen without any worry. Apart from a decent SPF, it also protects skin from blue lights, so you have a line of defense against the invisible rays coming from your phone and computer screen.

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05/5Pond's Clarant B3 Even Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 30

Pond's Clarant B3 Even Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 30

Yeep! A drugstore deal makes us happy too. This affordable sunscreen works just as well as its premium counterparts. It blends seamlessly into different skintones – fair, medium and dark. Plus, in addition to SPF 30, it's got vitamin B3 to help with hyperpigmentation.

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