Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: SPF For Acne-Prone Skin

Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: SPF for Acne prone skin
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Live through a Texas summer and you know: survival is the goal. But don’t let three-digit temperatures get the best of you. Tune in to our Texas Summer Beauty Challenge series. Intern Kristi McCann is tracking down expert advice to help you get through the summer and look good doing it.


We’ve all heard the lecture a thousand times: wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sweltering sun. It’s easy to remember to lather on SPF when you’re at the pool or beach, but wearing an everyday sunscreen is just as important, especially on your face. We hate feeling like we’re clogging our pores with some of the options out there, so we talked to Dr. Peter Malouf, founder of the Center for Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology, for his sunscreen recommendations.

Skip the gooey, oily mess of most sun protectants and opt for a lightweight, UVA or UVB physical blocker, Dr. Malouf says. He suggests EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46. It’s oil-free, which is great for skin types that are sensitive or prone to acne breakouts. Plus, the spray bottle is easy to use and mess-free.

You can use EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 under your makeup as part of your daily skin care regimen. It’s available for $29 at the Center for Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Weatherford.

Kristi McCann is a shopping intern.