Fact: clogged pores lead to breakouts. The common cause of this can be from makeup and the environment (pollution, etc.) But what about your sunscreen? Not too many people consider this, and it can be just as pore-clogging. Physical sunscreens tend to be even harder to remove, so if your sunscreen contains the ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, pay attention to the following tip!
Oil is your friend! Oils are an effective, economical way to cleanse the skin. Oils effectively remove makeup, sunscreen and the daily grime that tends to builds up on the skin. Plus, they can easily be purchased at any local pharmacy or supermarket. You can use oils straight up or look for an oil based cleanser. Some oils that work well include mineral oil, olive oil, argan oil, coconut oil, macadamia oil, hemp seed oil and sunflower oil. If you have sensitive skin and are worried about taking the plunge, start out with a fragrance free, non-comedogenic oil (like mineral oil) and try out a patch test first.
The bottom line? Just as important as it is to put sunscreen on at the beginning of the day, it’s just as important to take it off at the end of the day. Start including oil in your skincare routine and notice if you see any positive effects.