Fact: If you aren't wearing a face sunscreen every single day, you might as well tip your expensive serums down the toilet. Harsh, we know, but 100 per cent true.
Why? Sunscreen is the number one anti-ageing skincare product you can buy, because 80 per cent of our visible skin concerns can be attributed to sun damage from exposure to UVA rays (the ones that age you) and UVB rays (the ones that burn). There's the not at all small risk of developing skin cancer, too.
Translation? None of your skincare products will make much of a difference in treating fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, loss of elasticity, sensitivity, and loss of hydration if you're not applying at least an SPF30+ but ideally SPF50+ sunscreen over the top. Every day, not just when you're at the beach.
Even though a tube of sunscreen is a fair bit cheaper than most other anti-ageing skincare products, a lot of people still don't wear SPF consistently because they haven't found 'the one' yet. A sunscreen that isn't sticky or chalky, doesn't make you greasy, doesn't sting your eyes or break you out, and doesn't pill under makeup.
We consider it our duty to help you find a sunscreen you love so much, you'll want to slather it on every single morning. So, we asked scientist and sunscreen skinfluencer Hannah English to recommend the very best sunscreens for every skin type.
You can hear Hannah speak about her top sunscreen recommendations in our YouTube video below!