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We understand that SPF is important in the summer. It helps avoid sunburn and UV damage. But those with acne-prone skin may still be worried about sunscreen will lead to more acne. The truth is you should find the right sunscreen formula for acne prone skin. Read on and you will find out everything you need to know about the right sunscreen for acne-prone skin.

Should I wear sunscreen if I have acne?

Of course, you should wear sunscreen even if you have acne. Wearing SPF regularly is crucial. Sunscreen can block the sun damage from harmful UV rays. It lowers the risk of skin cancer and prevents premature aging of the skin, like lines and wrinkles. It can also help you maintain a smoother and more even skin tone. So, you need to protect your skin when you’re outside in the sun even if you have acne.

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How to find the right sunscreen for acne-prone skin

Oil-Free and Noncomedogenic products

Oil-free products are excellent for acne-prone skin. It won’t create additional oils to block the pores and lead to more acne. And the oil-free product is lighter on the skin that is perfect for daily use. Also, noncomedogenic product means it doesn’t contain ingredients that are known to clog pores. It will break down excess oil, keep your skin hydrated. It is good to protect the sun damage for the acne-prone skin.

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Fluids and Gels

Formula with lotions and creams are usually for normal to dry skin types. Those with oily and acne-prone skin are better to try fluids or gels that are very lightweight and absorbed quickly without a trace. Also, it is also suggested to try the spray formula. It is a lightweight option for the acne-prone skin as well.

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SPF 30 or Higher

SPF, known as Sun Protection Factor, indicates how long you are protected from UV rays. It is important to choose a sunscreen with SPF at least 30 or higher to protect your skin every day. It can block about 97% of UV rays. Remember to apply the sunscreen even when it’s cloudy or rainy. It can protect your skin thoroughly.

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