Best sunscreens for acne-prone skin 2020

best sunscreens for acne prone skin

We all know that the wrong makeup and sunscreen can cause acne breakouts. Till now it was hard to find a sunscreen especially made of people with acne.

What is the best sunscreen for people for acne?
An absolute must for any sunscreen you may choose for your acne – should be the oil-free label. Regular sunscreen that is not clearly labeled oil-free will increase your risk for acne breakouts and you should never use them.

What is the perfect SPF number for acne prone skin?
An unknown fact is that sunscreen s with SPF higher than 30 cause more allergies. As they contain more active ingredients, the risk for your skin is higher.

Should I use a chemical or physical sunscreen for my acne prone skin?
There are 2 types of sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens that use ingredients that absorb the UV rays (usually invisible) and sunscreens that use zinc oxide or titanium oxide (are thicker and have a white layer on your skin). These physical sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide are usually thicker, stickier and have a higher risk to clog your pores. People with acne prone skin should look for high-quality chemical sunscreens. The best for acne prone skin would be the first kind containing the FDA cleared approved ingredients: Octinoxate, Octisalate and Avobenzone in a light clear base.

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Is water resistance important for acne prone skin sunscreens?
Water resistance is very important for acne prone skin sunscreens. Regular sunscreens will lose their efficacy when you sweat or go in and out of the pool. Premium Sunscreens that are marked water-resistant were tested in FDA approved clinical laboratories to stay on your skin for longer periods of time.

Can a sunscreen help reduce acne?
Absolutely. As sunscreens stay on your skin for long hours, why not use them to help fight your acne and reduce pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads? The new MDacne sunscreen does exactly that. In addition to high-end sun screening qualities, the MDacne contains a unique mix of plant-based ingredients that skin redness, moisturize the skin, enhance healing and help fade brown spots. Among these plant-based ingredients; Aloe Vera leaf extract that is a potent antioxidant and an excellent hydrator for your skin. Green tea extract that helps lighten pigmentation, even skin tone, and boost skin's natural healing. Licorice extract: A potent antioxidant, this has been shown to both prevent and fade brown spots and Vitamin C that helps lighten pigmentation, even skin tone and boost your skin's natural healing.

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