As we (eventually) make our way into the summer months, it is important for us to look after our skin, especially in the sun ☀️
What does SPF mean?
Sun Protection Factor.
There is no simple way of explaining if a higher number means better protection, but it does help. The key thing is to apply it regularly throughout the day.
This is a little harder to do with makeup which we wouldn’t want to reapply throughout the day, which is why it is a good idea to cover your face where you can, to reduce UVB rays from getting through to the skin.👒
Scientists have found that a higher SPF can provide more protection against sunburn, UVA damage and DNA damage compared to lower SPF values. Ultimately, it comes down to how often you apply it.
As we would apply sun cream to our bodies on holiday, it’s important to do the same for our face – even in Winter months. SPF protects our skin from harmful UV radiation and can help reduce the appearance of ageing (sadly not ageing itself) – as nice as nice as the sun is, it isn’t so good if we want to avoid those inevitable lines!
There is SPF in some makeup, however there is no harm in adding a little extra protection.
Don’t forget eyelids 👁 and ears 👂!
My personal recommendations (that don’t ruin makeup!) include Ultrasun SPF30 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+, which I like to mix into my moisturiser under my makeup, whilst applying other sun creams to my body regularly throughout the day.🧴
🔆La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+🔆
-non-perfumed (it’s going on your face!)-
-fluid – makes it easier to mix in with moisturiser or put straight onto the face-
-sweat, sand and water resistant-
-leaves no white marks-
🔆Ultrasun Face Anti-Ageing Sun Protection SPF30🔆
Fingers crossed the sun comes out soon! 😎