The Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin – 90% of wrinkles and skin aging is caused by sun damage. People who uses SPF on a daily basis can lower their risks of skin aging by as much as 24%.
More importantly, UV rays are a proven human carcinogen. According to statistics, one in five Americans will most like develop skin cancer more than any other type of cancer in their lifetime.
This is not exactly news but people with oily or acne-prone skin are still hesitant to use sunscreens because they’re afraid that it can cause or aggravate their acne.
Normal sunscreen formulations are indeed thick and add a greasy layer on the skin, so this belief is not unwarranted.
Luckily, sunscreen formulas have come a long way.
The key is choosing the right base suited for your skin type.
Nowadays, there are several options available even for those with oily and acne-prone skin.
For acne-prone and/or oily skin, dermatologists recommend using products with fluid, lightweight formulas so they don’t clog the pores.
Not every type of oily skin is the same, there’s different needs that we all have. I’ll provide a short description about my experience (I have oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin) so you can choose which one is right for you, but the main thing you need to know is that all the products mentioned are fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and has the recommended SPF 30.
Another thing to remember is to be generous in applying your sunscreen. Spread it on your face to your neck for full coverage. Don’t freak out over the seemingly opaque, white cast during the initial application (see video below!).
A good sunscreen will melt as it absorbs into your skin for an invisible protection.