Sunscreen Always Made Me Break Out — Until I Discovered This SPF Beauty Balm
I’ll be wearing it all summer long.
My sensitive, acne-prone skin is the sole reason I avoid applying SPF regularly, and while sunscreen is touted as the best way to combat aging, I’ve truthfully forgoed it most of my days in favor of clearer skin. Every application of SPF has brought with it a hoard of new blemishes, and even sunscreen products that have claimed to be hypoallergenic have sorely disappointed me. That is, until I recently discovered a product that gives me all-day sun protection with none of the breakouts.
Dr. Jart Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm with SPF 50 has quickly become my go-to product for the summer. It’s the ideal pairing to combination and oily skin types, and not only brings with it a high amount of sun defense, it also blurs imperfections and provides a smooth base for layering other products on top.
One of the main ingredients, okra fruit extract, is a vitamin-dense compound that actually works to maintain the skin's elasticity, addressing free radicals that speed up the aging process. Mastic gum and non-nano powder particles also immediately get to work on fine lines and wrinkles, and help to keep oil production at bay throughout the day. The formula is free of harsh chemicals, such as synthetic fragrances, parabens, oxybenzone, and mineral oils, and quickly targets skin concerns such as large pores and uneven texture.
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I’ve found a pea-sized amount is enough to cover the entirety of my face, and it’s been a great alternative to heavier foundations for the hottest summer days. It completely hides any redness or blemishes, while still allowing my natural freckles to show through. My skin looks instantly perfected, and I can wear it comfortably knowing I can wash it off at the end of the day with no new spots.
The skin perfecting liquid comes in two different tinted shades, light to medium and medium to deep. If you also struggle with breakouts from SPF, I highly recommend grabbing a bottle of the Dr. Jart Beauty Balm.