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Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin - Tried and Tested


Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin

By now, we know that sunscreen is a necessity in our skincare routine. Yet, shopping for the best sunscreens for acne-prone skin is no simple task. This skin type often needs a facial sunscreen that’s lightweight yet simultaneously stable and long-lasting—something that doesn’t melt down your cheeks and forehead the second you sweat or get greasy, but is still gentle enough to not aggravate your complexion even more.


For those of us with acne-prone skin, SPF can sometimes feel like yet another contributor to breakouts. The ingredients in many sunscreens are notorious for causing clogged pores, so finding one that is acne-safe is no small feat. As someone who falls into the acne-prone, greasy, and sensitive trifecta of skin types, I’ll be the first to admit that finding that perfect match can feel exhausting.


So, what should you look for?


For oily and acne-prone skin, choose noncomedogenic, oil-free, fragrance-free, and lightweight sunscreens. The ideal sunscreen will also have acne-fighting and anti-inflammatory ingredients, like lactic acid and niacinamide. Avoid thick ingredients like coconut oil, mineral oil, beeswax, and silicones, as they are more likely to clog pores and flare up acne breakouts, especially in warmer months. Instead, look for hydrating ingredients like glycerin or hyaluronic acid in sunscreens.


 

Whether you need SPF to wear under makeup or a lightweight tinted moisturizer with SPF, we’ve got you and your skin covered—and protected from UV rays. Get ready to find your perfect sunscreen match that will keep your skin safe and clear.



 

In the quest for clear, protected skin, choosing the right sunscreen is crucial. For acne-prone individuals, it’s about striking the delicate balance between effective sun protection and skin-friendly ingredients. By opting for noncomedogenic, lightweight formulas enriched with acne-fighting components like lactic acid and niacinamide, you can shield your skin from harmful UV rays without exacerbating breakouts.


Remember, skincare is personal, so experiment to find what works best for you and enjoy the confidence of knowing your skin is both safe and cared for.


Love,

Rae




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