Moms, Get This Sunscreen — It Protects My Skin and Doesn’t Cause Breakouts

Your skin will thank you.

June 29, 2023
By: Amanda Mushro

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Photo by: Jamie Grill

Jamie Grill

As someone who grew up worshiping the sun, slathering on tanning oil instead of sunscreen, and spending a lot of time in the tanning bed as a teen, my skin is paying the price now. When I look in the mirror, the sunspots and fine lines that were caused from years of too much sun and zero protection really bother me. So, I started making big changes to my skincare routine and the way I handle my time in the sun.

These days, you won’t catch me without sunscreen when the sun is shining. However, in my quest to right my skin wrongs, I’ve come across another problem: breakouts. I thought I left the pimples, blemishes, and blackheads behind in my teen days, but my chin is telling the world a different story.

So, what’s a gal to do when she wants to protect her skin, but doesn’t want to deal with non-stop breakouts? You go on a search for the perfect sunscreen for your face. Spoiler alert: I found it! However, it wasn’t after trying many, many different brands and buying more acne creams and washes along with the new sunscreens.

I turned to my dermatologist to get her recommendations and immediately, she said EltaMD UV Clear Face Sunscreen. I ordered it off Amazon and after a few days of wearing this sunscreen, I was hooked. No breakouts, and my skin felt great.

It’s actually become a family favorite because my teen and tween are using it as well. I know their sensitive skin is protected and they are thrilled to use a product that doesn't clog their pores and cause breakouts.

Here are a few reasons why I’m loving this brand:

  • It’s designed for sensitive skin, and I’ve noticed a significant decrease in breakouts and sensitivity since using this sunscreen.
  • It’s lightweight and never feels oily.
  • There’s no white cast after applying.
  • It’s light enough that you can wear it under makeup.
  • It is a great option for all types of skin — oily, acne prone, and dry.
  • There are a variety of SPFs and they come in different styles.

For quick, on-the-go applications, I love this stick sunscreen. Both my teen and tween have this stick and love it because it’s convenient and doesn’t make their skin breakout.

Another great daily option from the same brand is this tinted moisturizer that also has SPF 40. It’s a great base under makeup, gives your skin a little color, and it’s super hydrating

For your kids! This mineral sunscreen has SPF 47 and has a fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free, dye-free, non comedogenic and water-resistant formula. Basically, it has all the ingredients you want in a sunscreen and none of the ones you don’t.

There’s even a lotion that’s great for the rest of your skin and it has a SPF 50. Before your next pool day or vacation, grab this lotion.

So, if you are on the hunt for the perfect face sunscreen, give this brand a try. Hopefully your skin will love it as much as mine does!

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