Sunscreen And Acne Prone Skin: What’s The Deal?

Summer means fun in the sun and you want to look your best. The problem isn’t finding sweatproof makeup any longer. It is the constant need for sunscreen. You protect your looks and your life when you use it. Sun exposure can cause skin cancer, if your skin lacks protection from the UVA and UVB rays.

Back to looking great right now though. Sunscreen can also cause acne outbreaks just when you need clear skin the most – bikini season.

Do not skip your sun protection. Instead, choose a product that does not cause breakouts.

Protecting Acne Prone Skin from the Sun

Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, DC says choosing a non-comedogenic product. That fancy term just means it will not clog your pores. Clean pores develop less acne.

Watch the ingredients list, too. A product might say it is oil free but contain lanolin, an oily emollient. Look for zinc and titanium which slightly dry the skin.

Acne prone skin has more reasons to develop new pimples in summer though. The high heat and sweating cause problems, too.

You can break out places that become really noticable like your forehead and buttocks. Forgo the thong bikini and treat the problem with a salicylic acid cleanser (like Eminence’s Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam).

Find a product with high SPF and use it every time you go outside or

drive or ride in a car. Find a good quality product, like this Tropical Vanilla Sun Screen from Eminence.

Also, try a spray on or powder product instead of a lotion. These lighter forms protect without clogging pores.

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Acne Prone Skin Safer Sun Protection Products

The benefits of protecting your skin in this manner from sun damage and free radicals include less wrinkling and fewer pigmentation variances in skin tone as you age.

Try a product like Eminence’s Advanced Acne System, which utilizes natural and botanical actives to deliver a proven organic solution for those looking to treat and prevent acne.  You skin will thank you.

Come visit Organic Elements Spa in Medford, Oregon to get your skin ready for summer fun. Visit us online to book an appointment.