9 Acne Myths You Should Ignore


8. Sunscreens Cause Acne

Sunscreen won’t cause acne, but oily sunscreens can worsen it. Of course, a sunburn can also worsen acne and, since it carries the risk of skin cancer, it is better to avoid burns even if sunscreen does make acne marginally worse. Some sunscreens are better for one type of skin compared to another, so try several to see which works for you. To help you out, remember that there are two types of sunscreen, physical and chemical. Physical sunscreens contain titanium oxide and zinc oxide, which can worsen acne, whereas chemical sunscreens do not.