Are you summer-ready? If you haven’t stocked up on sunscreen for summer 2021, then we’re afraid you can’t answer that with a yes! Wearing sunscreen is important all year round. But it’s even more vital that you keep your skin protected when UV levels are high, as this is when most damage occurs. In the hot Australian sun, UV damage can happen quickly and causes serious adverse effects—we’re not talking just sunburn.
You don’t have to enter the world of harsh chemicals if you want to keep your skin protected from UV rays. Discover the best natural sunscreens for summer 2021 so you can enjoy healthier skin without experiencing irritation or harming the environment. Find out more about keeping your skin protected from harmful UV rays in our Ultimate Guide to Sunscreen.
Why Is It Important to Wear Sunscreen?
Wearing sunscreen is important if you want to protect it from harmful UV rays that can cause sunburn, premature ageing, and skin cancer. Although your makeup may contain some SPF, it isn’t enough to keep your skin protected. Find out more in No, Your Foundation Doesn't Have Enough Sun Protection.
Sun protection comes in two forms: physical and chemical. Physical sunblocks are designed to physically block UV rays at the surface of your skin, whereas chemical sunscreens work deeper within the dermis to absorb rays before they can cause damage. If you want to look into the different types of sunscreen more, we recommend reading Chemical vs Physical Sunscreen: What's the Difference?