There is a belief that sunscreens clog the pores, feel heavy on the skin and make acne worse.

But many of today’s sunscreens are non-comedogenic (do not clog the pores and make acne worse) and are formulated to feel light.

It’s important to keep your skin healthy and lessen your risk of sunburn, sun-damaged skin and skin cancer by wearing an SPF 30 or higher, broad-spectrum sunscreen when needed.

Choose sunscreens that are:

  • Oil-free, free of mineral oil and petrolatum. 
  • Non-comedogenic, containing ingredients that do not block the pores.
  • An added benefit of wearing sunscreen: Sunscreens will help protect the skin against adverse reactions caused by some acne medications. For example, retinoids can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You can also get a sunburn more quickly than usual.