A: One of the reasons you may have trouble finding a moisturizer that respects pores <i>and</i> protects your skin is you’ve been looking for a moisturizer <i>first</i>. Instead, look for a sunscreen that also acts as a moisturizer.

A few sunscreens that also have a moisturizing effect are Goddess Garden Face the Day SPF 30 Moisturizer & Firming Primer, Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer and Derma E Even Tone Brightening Day Cream SPF 15. 

Because sunscreen is so important and you should wear one of these products every day, it’s important you don’t treat SPF factor as a secondary consideration, says Dr. Cynthia Bailey, CEO of Advanced Skin Care & Dermatology in Sebastopol, California. Search for a reliable sunscreen with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and only then consider its moisturizing and anticomedogenic properties.