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We all know the importance of wearing sun cream — but these products can prove tricky for people with existing skin conditions.
‘If your skin is already inflamed or broken, for example, applying sun creams may aggravate it, so finding one that suits your skin type is essential,’ says Dr Justine Hextall, a consultant dermatologist and medical director of the Tarrant Street Clinic in Arundel, Sussex.
Rule - Sun - Protection - SPF - UVA
As a general rule, you should choose sun protection that’s at least SPF 30 and with a three to five-star UVA rating. Here, Dr Hextall picks her best buys for different skin issues...
This is triggered by an over-production of oil in the skin’s sebaceous glands, which can then block pores.
Sun - Acne - Patients - Treatments - Skin
Though the sun can be helpful for acne, it can also be problematic for patients using certain treatments that make the skin more sensitive, says Dr Hextall.
However, many acne patients worry that oily sun creams will block their pores and make their spots worse.
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BEST BUY: Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Sunscreen SPF50 (50ml, now £12, boots.com).
Generally, creams that provide a physical sun block — using minerals to deflect the sun’s rays — are better for oily skin than chemical blocks, which work by absorbing light and releasing it as heat from the skin, says Dr Hextall, as they are less likely to cause a reaction.
Skin - Condition - Flushing - Nose - Cheeks
An inflammatory skin condition, this causes red flushing on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead, and sometimes spider veins and thickened skin on the nose. Around 5 per cent of adults are affected by it.
BEST BUY: Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Tinted Face SPF30 (50ml, £17, feelgoodmatters.com).
Face - Cream
Designed for the face, this cream is lightly tinted and chemical-free.
DUE to a lack of the pigment melanin, people with vitiligo have pale white patches on their skin — and these are more vulnerable to sunburn, says Dr Hextall.
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