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Hey there, skin-savvy readers! Today, we're delving into the sunny world of skincare to answer a burning question: does sunscreen really help with acne? Join us as we unravel the mysteries of sunscreen and its impact on acne-prone skin and discover how the sun itself can be a friend or foe in the battle against breakouts.

Does Sunscreen Cause Acne?

Let's kick things off by tackling a common concern: does sunscreen actually cause acne? The truth is, some sunscreens might be guilty of clogging pores and triggering breakouts. Here's a quick rundown of common culprits to watch out for:

  • Coconut oil: While it might sound exotic and luxurious, coconut oil can wreak havoc on acne-prone skin by clogging pores and leading to dreaded pimples.

  • Cocoa butter: Another ingredient to avoid if you're prone to breakouts, cocoa butter can be comedogenic, meaning it has the potential to block pores and cause acne flare-ups.

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen for Acne-Pone Skin

 For those who are prone to Acne, look for non-comedogenic formulas. These sunscreens are specifically designed to be gentle on sensitive skin and won't clog pores or exacerbate breakouts. You can check out this type of sunscreen in the Bondi Sands SPF 50+ Fragrance Free Face Sunscreen

Benefits of Sunlight for Acne

Ah, sunshine—the ultimate mood booster! But did you know it can also work wonders for your acne? Here's the lowdown on how sunlight can help tame those troublesome breakouts:

• UV light: When your skin is exposed to sunlight, UV light can help kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation, leading to clearer, healthier-looking skin.

• Vitamin D: Sun exposure stimulates the production of vitamin D in your skin, which plays a crucial role in maintaining overall skin health and may help improve acne symptoms.

Safe Sun Exposure Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

Before you soak up those rays, here are some sun-safe tips to keep your skin happy and healthy:

• Limit sun exposure: While some sunlight can be beneficial for acne, too much can lead to sunburn, premature aging, and even worsen acne symptoms. Aim for short bursts of sun exposure and always wear sunscreen.

• Whilst we love celebrating the sun and enjoying a sun-soaked day, it’s important you protect your skin against those harmful rays. Bondi Sands has a number of products suitable for acne-prone skin, so your skin can benefit from safe-sun exposure. Shop our full Suncare range here

While sunlight can work wonders for your skin, it's essential to be mindful of potential risks. Spending too much time in the sun without adequate protection can lead to sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer. It can also worsen acne symptoms in some cases, so be sure to strike a balance.

For a lightweight formula, that provides broad-spectrum protection without clogging pores, we recommend the SPF 50+ Fragrance Free Face Suncreen Fluid

Applying Suncreen to Acne-Prone Skin: Step by Step Pro Tips

• Cleanse your skin thoroughly using Fresh'n Up Gel Cleanser before applying sunscreen to remove any dirt or oil that could contribute to breakouts.

• After you’ve applied your usual skincare regime, make sure the last step is to apply a liberal layer of sunscreen. 

• Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more frequently if swimming or sweating, to maintain optimal protection throughout the day.

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