Think that is SPF is only important when the sun’s out? Don’t let dark, cloudy days deceive you! One of the most important skin care rules applies year-round: always wear sunscreen, as UV rays are around regardless of whether it’s winter or summer.
Thankfully, textures, formulas and fragrances have come a long way from the gloopy, sticky versions of the past. There is sunscreen to suit everyone and here are some of our favourties to make sure your skin is protected throughout the year.
If your skin still craves a little more moisture, the Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily SPF50+ is the perfect combination of light texture that leaves your skin hydrated without being greasy. Light enough to be used daily, it also contains pomegranate which can help to protect and nourish the skin.
If you love being active and spend a lot of time outdoors, you’ll be needing a high level of sun protection that is effective, water resistant and lightweight. It exists! Try the Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF 50. As well as great value, you’ll be investing in a fantastic quality product that won’t let you down.
Looking for a sunscreen that will sit nicely underneath your makeup? Becca’s Mineral SPF30+ Face and Body sunscreen is a matte formulation that will suit all skin types and contains vitamin E to soothe the skin – perfect for over-exposed skin. As well as great sun protection, this sunscreen provides a great base for makeup.
The Modelco Daily Face Mattifying Sunscreen SPF50+ and Lip Balm provides both a matte finish and a high level of protection. This nifty little product also comes with a hydrating lip balm all packaged in one easy to carry tube, genius! Perfect for throwing in your handbag or summer beach trips.
A perfect all rounder, the Invisible Zinc Face and Body Sunscreen SPF30+ is great for those who don’t like too many products cluttering their shelves. A multi tasker that is suitable for use on the face and body, its free of chemical absorbers and suitable for babies and children offering broad spectrum protection.
If you have very sensitive skin, good sunscreens can be hard to come by! Dermalogica’s Ultra Sensitive Sun Tint SPF 30 helps to minimise the appearance of redness whilst preventing moisture loss in the skin. As well as being rich in antioxidants and botanicals, this sunscreen contains a tint which helps to even out the skin. A great multitasker for sensitive skin.
Not to be forgotten is a good sunscreen for the lips which can be very sensitive and easily burnt. The Aesop Protective Lip Balm SPF 30 contains a high level of protection unusual for a lip product, which makes it a great find! It provides UVA and UVB protection and softens the lips with a lovely combination of castor, sunflower and jojoba seed oil to name a few.