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Tempted to skip out on sunscreen out of fear of making your oily skin even oilier? Actually, there are plenty of choices out there that can protect your skin with none of the greases. Here’s a complete guide on how to choose a sunscreen for oily skin.

#1 Choose ‘non-comedogenic’

If you have oily skin or are prone to breakouts, choose a sunscreen labeled noncomedogenic or non-acnegenic. When a product claims to be non-comedogenic, it means that it is less likely to clog your pores.

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#2 Go for a lightweight, water-based/gel formula

Don’t apply too much or too rich skincare products for oily skin. Let your skin breathe. That’s why a weightless sunscreen is the best option for you. You should choose water/gel-based sunscreen rather than cream-based. It never leaves a chalky finish while smoothens and blurs pores. Light texture can be absorbed through the skin quickly with no greasy feel.

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#3 Look for a sunscreen with a matte finish

Not all sunscreens leave behind a greasy residue. You are better to look for sunscreens with oil-free and matte-finish formulas. Most oil-free sunscreens contain ingredients like zinc oxide and octinoxate, which help regulate sebum production, soothe inflammation, and maintain a matte finish all day.

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