Sunscreen is a crucial skincare step and redheads should never skip it. But, when you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, like many redheads do, it can make you feel like sunscreen is doing more harm than good. Here’s how to prevent acne and how to pick a better sunscreen to help your skin stay protected without breakouts:
1. Pick a sunscreen that works well for your skin type
Sunscreen products are often heavy and oily which is why daily use can cause breakouts. The first step is to make sure you’re wearing a sunscreen that works well with your skin type.
For those with oily or acne-prone skin, you want to look for an oil-free formula.
For those with sensitive skin, you want to avoid any fragrance and look for sensitive skin-friendly formulas.
2. Application is key
Another factor is making sure you are applying your sunscreen products properly. Sunscreen should be the last step in your skincare routine, meaning serums, creams, and moisturizers should be applied before sunscreen. If you apply sunscreen first and skincare items last, the sunscreen can clog pores and potentially cause acne.
3. Remove sunscreen at the end of the day
Leaving sunscreen and other products on the skin overnight may lead to breakouts.
4. Sunscreen formula is important
When it comes to shopping for sunscreen, there are a couple of things you want to look for if you’re suffering from breakouts. Opt for a lightweight formula that will keep your skin breathe and not weighed down. You can also choose a sunscreen that doubles as skincare and has common skincare ingredients like niacinamides and hyaluronic acid.
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5. Wear it every single day
This is why it’s important to find one that really works with your skin and keeps you applying it day after day. If a sunscreen isn’t working for you, don’t keep forcing it, get a new one because sunscreen is worth investing in.
Rock it like a Redhead!
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