Just like remembering to water your thirsty plants that your alway forget about, SPF is a big part of your daily routine that you’ll regret not doing, before it probably going to be too late.
Whilst SPF is definitely something you should be using on a regular (and by that i mean daily!), the quest for finding the perfect skin-protecting naturally crops up during the warmer months of the year.
It doesn’t matter the skin type, there is generally similar concern when selecting your heatwave or golden hour essentials – Will it cause my skin to break out?, Will it be heavy on my skin?, Will it cause my make-up to be patchy?And with the childhood experiences or being smothered head to toe in thick and sticky sun cream, but thankfully large variety of lightweight, matte, hydrating and invisible sunscreens are on the market to take the stress our of sun care!
Are you dealing with dry or flaky skin? Thankfully an SPF moisturiser can help to quench your thirsty complexion. There is a fine line between non-greasy and hydrating, but brands like Olay and Elizabeth Arden have nailed, having the perfect ingredients – vitamin C, Aloe and Hyaluronic Acid being the key components, to both nourish and also protecting your skin too.
Another thing to consider is if your looking for moisturiser to minimise irritation opt for formula’s free of fragrance – alcohol and essential oils being the biggest cause for making skin drier and redder. More mature complexions can reap many benefits when using hydrating sunscreen, this makes it a fail pick for anyone looking to slow the sign of aging.
Do you find yourself powdering constantly as well as going through setting spray like it’s about to go out of fashion, the thought of applying anything heavy to your skin can be enough to scare you away from using any form of sunscreen for good. But that doesn’t have to be this way! There are many budget-friendly and boujie brands out of the market now catering for us shiny gals and guys, which can be perfect to wear on it own and under make-up. Tip: look out for products that contain ingredients such as; Zinc, Caffeine, Seaweed and anything that boasts sebum controlling benefits.
Adding a new SPF product into your daily skin routine, might feel like it’s not worth the bother but with the right formula, you skin will amplify the benefits of your current skincare routine and not hinder them.
Brands like Neutrogena and EltaMD, have really changed the game with bring the best skincare and sun protection together, meaning now you would have to compromise one for the other, even when dealing with problem skin. Blemish-prone ingredients such as Vitamin C and E, Aloe Rose Water and Niacinamide are ones to look out for, and anything else that says that is fast-absorbing and texture redefining is prefect too.
People with a ‘normal’ skin complexion probably have the largest variety of skincare products, but there’s still a few helpful tip and hints when i come to finding the right formula for you. Non-greasy and lightweight are still the top two words that are worth looking out for, as any skincare product that you’ll be adding to you routine that claims to not disrupt the rest of skincare is definitely one to watch.
With not having to target any particular skin complaint, normal complexion mean that you have a wide range of sunscreen to choose that fit the bill! But with that being said, UVA/UVB protection is still a big must, this helps to ensure your skin is protected from discolouration,plus daily aggressors such as pollution.
Dark Skin Toners
Whatever your ethnicity, SPF is essential for everyone! And with that in mind, choosing a product that designed to work best on black skin tones might just be the key to finding the product right for you.
For The Body
And lastly, protecting sensitive areas that rarely visible (i’m talking about shoulders, ankles and stomach) is still important when getting your dose of vitamin D in the sun. Mists are an easy and great options for all over coverage, as it removes the fuss from application as well as the refreshing feeling amongst the stickiness which comes with 25 degrees +..
Planning on dipping into a pool or simply know that you’ll be sweating like a pig, either way water-resistant is alway a plus!