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Good Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin

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author image Jessica Cooke
Since 2010, Jessica Cooke has written online content for LIVESTRONG.COM. With 15 years experience in the natural health industry, her articles focus primarily on natural product topics. Cooke holds a diploma as a natural health consultant from the International Academy of Natural Health Sciences in Ottawa, Canada.
Good Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin
Steer clear of oily sunscreens. Photo Credit woman holding sunscreen image by Alina Isakovich from <a href="http://www.fotolia.com">Fotolia.com</a>

Acne sufferers often face a dilemma when choosing a facial sunscreen. It is often difficult for the average consumer to find a sunscreen that can both protect the skin from harmful sun rays while not aggravating a current sensitive skin condition. Most commercial sunscreens contain heavy, mineral oil-based ingredients, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances that may have questionable hormone disrupting agents. Sunscreens can also trap dirt and oil, clogging pores and causing breakouts and irritation. The face is often the most sensitive part of the body that is exposed to the sun. Choosing a mild sunscreen with natural ingredients is vital in protecting the skin from the sun and also preventing any further facial inflammation.

Badger SPF 30 Suncreen

Good Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin
Badger Sunscreen is safe for babies. Photo Credit baby image by Ilya Postnikov from Fotolia.com

Badger SPF 30 sunscreen has the highest safety rate by the Environmental Working Group. Naturally water resistant, hypoallergenic and safe for children of all ages, Badger sunscreens are the most popular natural sunscreen on the natural health market. High amounts of zinc oxide protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. While using moisturizing ingredients such as organic Jojoba oil, cocoa and shea butter, this sunscreen naturally nourishes the skin while also providing exceptional protection from the sun. Zinc oxide has also been shown to have beneficial results for acne-prone skin when applied topically.

All Terrain TerraSport Spray SPF 30

Good Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin
Sunscreen sprays contain less oil and are easy to apply. Photo Credit beach girls - sunscreen image by drx from Fotolia.com

While most sunscreen lotions tend to be creamy and heavy, All Terrain offers a sunscreen spray alternative. Sunscreen sprays contains much less oil and apply easily to the face without clogging pores. This sunscreen contains a transparent zinc oxide while still offering a broad range of UVA and UVB protection. While also being paraben-free, sweat- and water-resistant, All Terrain sunscreen ingredients are recognized by the Food and Drug Administration. The sunscreen is also completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly. All Terrain sunscreens are also mild enough for children yet provide effective sun protection for sports and outdoor enthusiasts.

Desert Essence Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen

Good Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin
Grape seed extract provides powerful anti-oxidant properties to the skin. Photo Credit raisin image by Claudio Calcagno from Fotolia.com

Desert Essence is a mineral-based sunscreen, containing zinc oxide as its main ingredient for sun protection. Certified organic and free of petroleum-based ingredients, Desert Essence provides a full spectrum range of UVA and UVB protection. This age-reversal formula is light enough to wear underneath makeup while preventing signs of aging skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Harnessing the potential anti-aging properties from anti-oxidants such as vitamin E, grape seed extract and pomegranate, these powerful ingredients protect the skin against the drying effects of the sun and support healthy skin tone and texture.

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