With the sun making a welcomed appearance over the past month, Sun Protection Factor (SPF) should be an essential step in your daily skin care routine. Although most of us all love to get good sun-kissed glow, skin cancer and premature ageing are very real. Did you know 90% of your skin’s ageing is caused by the sun?
Using an SPF is an important way of reducing your risk of developing the most common forms of skin cancer, as well as helping prevent wrinkles, sagging and age spots caused by the sun.
While SPF 15 is the FDA's minimum recommendation for protection against skin cancer and sunburn, we always recommend an SPF 30+. But everyone’s skin is different, whether yours is oily, combination, dry, sensitive, or acne prone, so here’s our favourite picks for your skin type...
Our Favourite For Acne Prone & Oily Skin
HELIOCARE GEL OIL-FREE
Heliocare Gel Oil-Free is an amazing choice if your skin is on the oily side, or if you are prone to suffering from acne. Why? This sunscreen doesn’t contain any pore clogging oils, giving your skin a smoother, matt looking appearance.
It also contains zinc which is a great healing ingredient, and Fernblock FC, a natural antioxidant that is clinically proven to reduce the risk of free radical damage, caused by UVA and UVB rays.
Why’s it one of our favourites? This lotion is absorbed by the skin super quickly, leaving it dry to touch, so it’s easy to apply any time of the day.
Our Favourite For Combination Skin
CIRCADIA LIGHT DAY SUNSCREEN SPF37
We love the Circadia light day sunscreen for combination skin. This fast absorbing moisturiser hydrates and protects all in one. Perfect for your everyday routine, the new age antioxidants help prevent damage from UV exposure whilst keeping your skin in tip top shape.
Our Favourite For Sensitive Skin
K CEUTIC POST TREATMENT CREAM
If you have sensitive skin, we recommend trying K Ceutic by Dermaceutic. This recovering cream contains a blend of restorative active ingredients making it the perfect protection for sensitive skin. With a SPF 50, and vitamins E and C, it works to protect against external damages, whilst the hyaluronic acid and shea butter nourishes and hydrates your skin.
Our Favourite For Brush On Sunscreen
COLORESCIENCE SUNFORGETTABLE BRUSH-ON SUNSCREEN
This brush on sunscreen delivers powerful UVA/UVB protection with super easy application. Colorescience Brush-On Sunscreen can be worn on its own, or over your favourite makeup. Coming in 4 shades (fair, medium, tan and deep), and with sheer natural coverage, it’s great at preventing sun rays from damaging your skin whilst offering on-the-go application.
Our Favourite For The Body
HELIOCARE 330˚ INVISIBLE SPRAY
Looking for a handy all over body spray? We’re loving the Heliocare 330 Invisible Spray. Providing SPF 50 protection with a quick-drying invisible finish, you can’t go wrong. It also contains natural antioxidants that are clinically proven to reduce the risk of free radical damage, so you can enjoy the sun knowing your skin is protected.