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Best Sunscreen for Acne-prone Skin?
2 Doctor Answers | Asked by TaniaLV in las vegas, nevada
Oil-Free Broad Spectrum Sunscreens are Best
While using Benzaclin you would want to avoid using any sunscreens that have PABA in the ingedients to prevent discoloration that could potentially occur. My personal favorites that I recommend to my patients are from SkinCeuticals. The Sheer Physical and the Physical Fusion are great options for acne prone patients who want broad spectrum protection in a light and oil free sunscreen.
Depends on Oil Factor
As a rule for acne prone skin, which tends to be oily, I prefer the mineral based, physical sunscreens. These contain micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These tend to sit on top of the skin where they absorb the oils. They also are more environmental friendly and much less absorbed than chemical sunscreens. If your skin is very oily you should try to find a gel. To give you a few names Solbar Zinc 38, and Blue Lizard Australian Lotion for normal skin. If cost is no factor...