There are many sunscreens available in the marketplace. But which sunscreens are best for your acne? How do you go about choosing something applicable for your skin and its conditions?
1. Look for broad-spectrum coverage to protect your skin from the sun's UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays.
2. Wear your sunscreen daily even when it is a cloudy or rainy day.
3. Battling acne occurs on many fronts. Daily use of an acne safe sunscreen is designed to protect your skin optimally by:
(a) protecting against against sun damage
(b) maintaining skin hydration
(c) preventing post-break out marks from becoming a permanent mark on your face
4. Use a sunscreen that is designed for acne skin. You know, non-pore clogging protection.
The studio carries two excellent sunscreens by Face Reality for acne and acne prone skin. Both formulations are acne safe, meaning neither product contains anything that will block your follicles and lead to more breakouts/congestion.
*I. Daily SPF 30 Lotion is a lightweight, chemical sunscreen. What makes it a popular choice is its light texture, it wears well underneath makeup, and will not leave skin looking pale or ashy after application. Daily SPF also offers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial benefits to your skin. This formulation provides UVA and UVB protection and is a good choice for all acne types.
*II. Ultimate Protection SPF 28 is a physical sunscreen that contains titanium oxide and zinc oxide for broad-spectrum protection. It provides a matte finish to your skin and is great if you happen to be on the oily side. This formulation is soothing to the skin as it contains allantoin and honeysuckle flower extract. Ultimate protection is safe for all acne types, as well as sensitive skin, acne rosacea and skin not prone to acne.