Just when you get into a good skincare routine, the weather changes and so does your acne. Yes, learning how to love your skin in the summer months is hard when you have spots!

This is especially true if you are trying to conceal your breakouts in the heat. Oh what you would give to simply splash your face with water! But instead you wipe away the sweat and reapply another layer of foundation. The cocktail of sweat and pore clogging sunscreens are responsible for most of us experiencing flare-ups in the summer months. So much so that it can often lead to some of us opting to wear no sun protection at all! (Guilty!)

As much as I love the sunshine, in 2015 I considered not moving to the Caribbean in fear of how my skin would react. Thankfully, I was well on the way to loving my skin and decided not to let acne dictate such a life changing decision. Living in constant sunshine did mean one thing though. Neglecting sunscreen was no longer an option! Four years later and I have a few favourites which don’t make me breakout.

My Top 5 Sunscreens

DermaQuest Sheer Zinc 
Coola Mineral Face Matte Tint Moisturiser
Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum
Environ Rad Sunscreen
La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist


How we use sunscreen is just as important as the product itself. After a bit of research I will admit I don’t apply enough!

FDA Recommendations

  • Limit time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense.
  • Wear clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, sunglasses, and broad-brimmed hats.
  • Use broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF values of 15 or higher regularly and as directed.
  • Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, and more often if you’re sweating or jumping in and out of the water.

The Best Way to Apply Sunscreen

Unaffiliated advice

Beautiful by Breakfast is home to authentic, unaffiliated advice. The links I have provided are for your convenience only. If you have used any of the products listed, please share your opinion in the comments below.

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