Daily sun protection is an important step in any skin care regimen, but some people feel wary about applying goopy, sticky sunscreen especially when pimples are a current problem. Many formulations feel thick and heavy when worn, so it feels like your skin is unable to “breathe” and your pores are getting clogged. Don’t be tempted to skip this product though! Sun protection is even more vital when you have acne-prone skin.

  1. Contrary to what home remedies say, sun exposure won’t help treat acne and can even aggravate it. Some people are actually allergic to the sun and experience a breakout after exposure.

  2. Many acne medications, both topical and oral, can leave skin dry, irritable and extra sensitive to sun exposure. Retinoids and benzoyl peroxide treatments can also cause skin discoloration when exposed to sunlight.
  3. Laser treatments that are used to minimize acne scars and dark spots also cause photosensitivity. Dermatologists always recommend sunscreen application even when indoors to avoid inflammation, and maintain post-procedure results. 
  4. Without sun protection, skin is at risk for developing other irritations and blemishes that worsen its overall condition. Hyperpigmentation like freckles, wrinkles, and even cancerous melanomas are all caused by unprotected sun exposure.

With the right formula, wearing sunscreen can be a hassle-free experience. Heliocare products contain finely-milled mineral UVA and UVB filters, and are non-comedogenic so they won’t aggravate existing acne or cause any new pimples.

Heliocare Cream SPF50 spreads easily even on dry and normal skin types, and lessens photosensitivity caused by medications. Sensitive, oily and combination skin are compatible with Heliocare Gel SPF 50 and SPF90, a light formulation that won’t give your skin that sticky feeling. Heliocare also has an Oil-Free Compact with SPF50, which you can use as a daily face base. The unique cream to powder formula helps you stay matte, and the compact packaging makes it easy to reapply sun protection throughout the day.

Sunscreen for Acne Prone Skin


Heliocare is available from leading dermatological clinics nationwide.