SPF guide for Acne Prone skin or sensitive skin

Posted by Donghyun Kim on

The simple guide to choosing a sunscreen that suits you the best. Whether you have acne prone skin or sensitive skin, this guide will lead you to getting your hands on what suits you.

1. Sunscreen with a watery and lightweight consistency.
A water-like consistency sits well on acne prone skin. It helps in preventing clogged pores which usually happens due to thick layers of heavy sunscreen. The skin has to breathe in order to repair. A water-like consistency also ensures less rubbing and quicker absorption.

2. Labelled as oil-free and non-comedogenic.
Any sunscreen which is labelled as oil-free and non-comedogenic means they are acne-prone skin friendly, breakout-free, not greasy or oily. These things are some of the essentials when choosing the right sunscreens.

3. Things that trigger.
 The most triggering things in sunscreen are mineral oil/wax, fragrance, Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and other synthetic ingredients. Having a check on these ingredients to completely avoid before using it, ultimately reduces the risk of breakouts.

4. Treat acne scarring.
Sun protection becomes even more crucial if it is a troubled skin or a sensitive one. The harmful UVA and UVB rays damage the skin barriers, reduce the process of repair and rejuvenate the skin. Sunscreen as a part of the daily morning routine helps to rebuild the damaged skin barriers and spot treat the acne scars or any hyperpigmentation. 

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