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If you’ve got an oily face, and a greasy T-zone is your worst nightmare, you need a mattifying, non-pore clogging sunscreen that not just protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays, but also prevent an oil slick on your face. 

Scroll lower to know the best daily sunscreens for your oily skin (and body).

Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India

We've finally crossed paths with a bottle of sunscreen that literally checks all the boxes. Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and especially suited for supremely oily skin, this taskmaster by Ponds is one of the best sunscreen in India specially crafted with break-through technology and helps protect against the five skin problems caused due to excessive sun exposure.

Best sunscreen in India- Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen Spf 50
Best sunscreen for oily Skin- Innisfree Daily Uv Protection Cream No Sebum Spf35 Pa+++

If you’re tired of the usual drugstore sunscreens leaving your face looking ghostlier than Casper, then this mineral sunscreen is a good bet since it doesn’t leave a white cast. Instead, infused with Sunflower oil extracts this face moisturizer with SPF benefits is quickly absorbed by the skin.

Now, if you’re the outdoorsy kind moving from pillar to post, you’d better get UVA/UVB protected by the best sunblock for your face. With a unique technology that combines extreme fluidity with a very dry touch, you’ll be receiving optimal sun protection while combatting premature skin ageing.

sunscreen for oily Skin- Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluide Spf 50+
sunscreen for oily acne prone skin- The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Control Lotion Spf 15 Pa++

This gel-based formula is ideal for combination to oily skin. Plus, packed with mineral rich Seaweed from the cold coast of Ireland, this face sunscreen for oily skin is hydrating yet extremely lightweight. The result, a completely matte complexion, that couples as a great makeup base.

From tanning to sunburn, and even the worst-case scenario - melanoma, when it comes to your skin, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Another mineral-sunscreen, this one is too boasts of being weightless. Plus, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free it’s the best sunscreen for an oily face.  

best sunscreen for oily face- Kaya Ultra Light Aquagel Sunscreen Spf 25
sun cream for oily skin- Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte-Look Daily Sun Block Pa+++ Spf- 40

If dermats had their way, they’d persuade us to use a good sunblock every day (and for good reason!). Featuring next in our top ten list of best sunscreens for oily skin is this daily sunscreen that leaves your skin looking shine-free. With Birch, Hops, and Mallow extract, it leaves your face completely matte. 

When it comes to oily skin, a broad-spectrum gel SPF is ideal. Formulated by dermatologists keeping in mind humid Indian weather, this easily-absorbed sunscreen protects from up to 97% sun damage.  Apply a coin-sized amount to your face as a little goes a long way and simply watch it blend in to protect. 

best sunscreen for acne prone skin- Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Spf 50 Pa+++ Gel
Best sunscreen in India- Organic Harvest Sunscreen For Oily Skin Spf 30

Free from any chemicals, this sunscreen for oily skin is dermatologically recommended. With active ingredients namely Olive Oil and Clay minerals, it hydrates skin effectively while also protecting against the sun’s harmful rays. And as a bonus, it’s water and sweat-resistant too.

Lastly, if you want your ditch the usual daily moisturizer for dual-actioned SPF protection, this is the perfect gel-based sunscreen for oily acne prone skin. Packed with botanical extracts, it’s an all-natural sunscreen with soothing Aloe Vera that takes on the task of moisturizing too. We’re calling this the best sunblock of all.

Best sunscreen in India- Aroma Magic Aloe Vera Sunscreen Gel

Oily Skincare Tips

Skincare for oily skin can be challenging! Of course, getting an oil-free sunscreen is the first step but don’t forget to take care of your oily skin in other simple ways as well! Here are some helpful oily skincare tips: 

  • Wash Your Face

  • Washing your face is incredibly important! So, make sure you cleanse it twice a day at least.

  • Be Gentle

  • After washing your face, pat it dry with a soft cloth or towel. Don’t rub it with a harsh towel.

  • Use Oil-Free Products Only

  • Once you’ve picked an oily skin sunscreen, cross check and ensure that all the other cosmetic products you use are also oil-free and non-comedogenic.

  • Apply Toner

  • After cleansing your face, make sure to apply a toner. This will remove any leftover dead skin cells and sebum.

  • Moisturize

  • Moisturize, as always. Even if your skin is oily, you must never skip moisturizer.

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