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What should I know about using sunscreen if I have pimples?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Good skin care always should include using sunscreen daily. Experts suggest that if you have pimples or breakouts, try using a lightweight sunscreen for sensitive skin. Apply the product every morning. You may need to reapply the sunscreen during the day for continuous protection. Sunscreens should protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Even on cloudy days, you need sun protection.

Many times, sunscreen needs to be reapplied when you are active outdoors, especially when playing a sport or swimming. Especially when you have breakouts or pimples, wash your face with a gentle cleanser after the activity to remove any excess dirt or sweat. If you have any questions about the best sunscreen products to use if you have pimples, talk to your doctor.

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