Four Steps to Stop Sunscreen From Clogging Your Pores

Do you think the sunscreen you’re currently using on a daily basis is clogging your pores? Well, quite honestly, there’s every chance it could be doing exactly that.

For a number of people, wearing water-resistant sunscreen can, in fact, cause skin issues such as clogged pores, breakouts, and bumps which are no fun whatsoever.

In this blog, we’ll take you through our recommendations for the four steps you should take to stop your preferred sunscreen from clogging your pores.

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Apply a Non-Water Resistant Sunscreen That Suits Your Skin

Unfortunately, as good as water-resistant sunscreen products are, they are well-known for including oily ingredients, which will block pores and create oily skin for you which isn’t a good thing.

An alternative to this is that you’ll want to apply a non-water resistant formula first before you apply anything else.

The most important thing to remember here is that it must be compatible with your skin and one that you’ll like wearing on a regular basis.

No matter what you use, make sure that you are properly cleansing, toning, and applying a vitamin E & C serum before applying any sunscreen.

Once you’ve done that, you’re able to apply a layer of SPF to your skin. We’d recommend starting no lower than SPF 30 and applying it rigorously to your chest, neck, and face area. The SPF number is important but it’s more important to consider just where you’re applying it to protect your skin from the sun.

Shiseido sunscreen

Apply a Water-Resistant Sunscreen

Once you’ve given the first sunscreen some time to settle into your skin, then it’s time to start applying the second layer with a high-quality, water-resistant sunscreen.

This layer will sit on top of the skin’s surface creating a topcoat without it slipping in and clogging your pores.

In terms of brands to consider here, we’d recommend Jane Iredale, Dermalogica; Shiseido sunscreen products are always a winner as they won’t leave your skin feeling too heavy or greasy.

As long as you have applied enough sunscreen, you should be able to stay sweat-free for approximately 80 minutes.

Time to Blot Your Skin

Using a tissue, you’ll need to blot your skin to remove any surface oil left behind by the water-resistant sunscreen.

We’d recommend you do this so you can de-grease the skin and prepare it to start your preferred layering technique.

As we also mentioned, make sure you’re blotting your skin to get maximum effect. No need to swipe or rub at the skin. You’ll make things worse.

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Applying a Water-Resistant Sunscreen Powder

The third and final application is the sunscreen powder to ensure you are getting all the necessary sun protection.

For those of you with sensitive skin or acne-prone skin, this sunscreen powder will keep your skin from feeling greasy or cakey and reduce any effects that these skin types might have.

With this step, pour some into the palm of your hand, pat it on your skin, and then use a toning cloth or cotton bud to remove any excess.

As this type of sunscreen uses ingredients such as titanium oxide and zinc oxide, it provides the ultimate sun protection for your skin.

Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to reapply and will keep out any sweat since mineral sunscreens and powders tend to be water-resistant.

It’s that effective, you’ll be able to see the water and sweat bead on your skin while the sunscreen keeps doing its job.

These are our four steps for ensuring your high-quality sunscreen product isn’t clogging up your pores and causing other issues for your skin.

Sourcing sunscreen brands such as Shiseido, Dermalogica, Jane Iredale, and others, will ensure your skin is smooth, refreshed, and hydrated.

And remember – it doesn’t matter if it’s SPF 40 or SPF 50, the number really doesn’t matter. You ideally want a sunscreen that will also protect you from the sun all day long.