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Sunscreen For Acne Prone Skin

Protecting your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays is important, but those who regularly struggle with breakouts need products designed to block damaging radiation without clogging pores. Colorescience offers the best sunscreen for acne prone skin crafted from safe, effective ingredients.



Can Sunscreen Make Acne Worse?

It can be difficult to find the right sunscreen for acne prone skin, especially if you struggle with an oily skin type. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun every time you leave the house, but many sunscreens cause greasy buildup, which leads to clogged pores and breakouts. Many waterproof and sweat-proof sunscreens contain acrylate and silicone polymers that can create a sticky, gummy feeling on surface of your skin. The side effects of these ingredients can cause skin irritation and make an existing acne issue much worse. However, we offer natural acne sunscreen —without chemical irritants—designed to be gentle on your complexion while protecting it from sun damage.


What Is The Difference Between Physical SPF And Chemical SPF?

Learning how to choose the best sunscreen for acne prone skin requires a bit of background information; namely, understanding the difference between physical and chemical sunscreen. Physical sunscreens are designed to reflect and block the sun’s rays. The physical sunscreens include titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. Our natural acne sunscreens won’t clog your pores, and remain effective all day long – no matter how long you spend under the sun. Chemical sunscreens are designed to absorb the sun’s rays, but they can make breakouts much worse as they contain irritating ingredients. Chemical sunscreens are so harmful, in fact, that Hawaii has recently banned them altogether in favor of mandatory reef safe sunscreen. When you shop Colorescience products, you’ll never need to worry about harming your body or the environment.


Which Sunscreens Should I Avoid If I Have Acne-Prone Skin?

Many sunscreen brands contain harmful ingredients that can make your breakouts worse. We’ve worked hard to create allergy free sunscreen that lacks damaging, irritating chemical ingredients. Colorescience offers fragrance free mineral sunscreen that won’t leave you feeling shiny, meaning you get the sun protection you need without aggravating your acne. Browse PABA free mineral sunscreen and paraben free mineral sunscreen to find effective acne sunscreens without any of the fillers. Our line of cosmetics includes the best sunscreen for acne prone skin in addition to makeup that won’t trigger breakouts. Whether you apply our eye cream with dark circles or mineral bronzer, you’ll never risk making your complexion worse while improving its appearance.

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