The Importance of Sun Protection for Clear Skin: Best Practices and Products

How Does the Sun Impact Your Skin?

The sun can impact your skin in a variety of ways. While it may cause acne to fade temporarily, it can also damage your skin. This can cause burns or lead to your skin peeling, including in areas over breakouts. If your skin peels, then you will be tempted to pick it. However, this can lead to more scars and marks, similar to the pot marks that may develop in severe cases of acne. 

The sun will also cause your skin to dry out. Drying out your skin used to be seen as one of the best ways to combat acne as it gets rid of the excess grease and oil. However, if your skin is dry it is more likely to flake and peel. You may also develop more issues with your pigmentation as well as redness which can lead to your acne becoming more severe. It also increases the chance of your skin scarring as it will be less resilient against different temperatures. 

The sun can also have the opposite impact that you are looking for. Even if your skin is oily, it still requires moisture. If your skin is dry then it can cause the sebaceous glands to overproduce oils such as seborrhea. This oil is a key component in the formation of acne. 

The sun can also lead to acne spots that are more pronounced and resistant to treatment. It causes the skin cells to harden which impacts dead skin cells from shedding. The pores no longer drain and pores develop. 

The sun can also trigger a certain variety of acne known as acne aestivalis. This mostly impacts women between 25 and 40. 

Finally, sun exposure may cause hyperpigmentation. This can lead to blemishes developing across your face. 

How To Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage?

If you want to keep your skin clear through the summer, then you need to keep it hydrated. If you are prone to acne, you must use the right products to avoid your skin becoming more oily. At Crystal Clear Skin management, you can choose from a wide range of products suitable for acne-prone skin including Skin EssentiA or Focus Care Moisture+ Vita-Complex Super Moisture. Remember, it’s important to ensure that you are choosing a product that matches your skin type. 

If you do commonly experience acne, you might resist using sun care products because they feel greasy and oily on your skin. However, low-oil products are available including Environ Rad Antioxidant Sunscreen and Alpha day lotion. These specialist options will help ensure that your skin remains protected and moisturised through the summer. Remember, products like this should be used even on overcast days. 90% of the sun’s rays will travel through cloud cover and could still directly impact your skin. 

Products like this are also available at different SPF levels from 15 to 50+, depending on the level of protection you need. 

Other Skin Issues Caused by Sunlight 

It is worth noting that exposing your skin to high levels of sunlight won’t just cause issues with acne. It can also cause problems with signs of premature ageing. To protect your skin from problems like this, consider using a product such as Sun Cream SPF15. This provides UVA and UVB protection 


An Alternative to Tanning 

Instead of working on your tan by lying out in the sun, you might also want to consider using a self-tanning product. Options include our Instant Self-Tan Mousse or Illuminating body tint. This is far better for your skin compared to hours spent sunbathing. 

We hope this helps you understand the importance of sun protection for clear skin and the best products available from Crystal Clear Skin Management that can ensure your skin remains clear, bright and beautiful.