When your skin is naturally oily, with a shiny T-zone and frequent breakouts, it is tempting to use as little cream as possible. Yet sun protection is still important, and with the right product, you can stay safe from sun damage while still caring for your skin.

• Non-greasy sunscreen is within reach
Some of us are unfortunate enough to suffer from oily skin, or even with combination skin where our T-zone flares up with over-production of sebum, the natural skin oil, while the rest breaks out in dry patches. We dread the idea of adding extra grease to our face. The answer is to find a high-quality sunscreen for oily skin, specially designed to coat your skin with protection against UV rays, but without clogging up your pores. These creams glide on easily and are absorbed by your skin, creating a non-greasy sun cream that will feel refreshing and keep you shine-free.

• Mist sprays for light, non-greasy protection
Garnier’s Ambre Solaire Dry Mist range offers a variety of products that lightly coat your face with UV protection whilst ensuring a dry, non-greasy feel and look. A spray is a particularly good idea, as creams carry the added risk of transferring any oils you have on your hands to your face. This further exacerbates your skin problems, while sprays require minimum face-to-hand contact. These types of sun protection come in a range of SPF strengths, from factor 10 to 50, allowing you to choose the best option for your skin type and needs.

Remember that whatever the weather, even on those grey, cloudy days in winter, sun damage is always a risk, especially if you have sensitive skin. This is why you should never go outside without some sort of sunscreen protecting your skin. It is a good idea to have a range of different factors at home to suit how sunny it is.

Finally, a great skincare regime is essential for keeping oily skin in check, including deep cleansing every day and exfoliation once a week. By giving your skin this tender loving care, it will be better protected against the sun, and will more easily cope with sun creams.

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