Soaring temperatures shouldn’t be the only reason you’re reaching for the sunscreen. Rain or shine, HOLLY O’NEILL finds the sunscreens to suit all skin types and lifestyles, and enough evidence to get you using it every day.
Six steps to the perfect SPF application...
Apply your sunscreen in soft and gentle strokes and don’t forget to rub in the spray-on ones.
Reapply your sunscreen every two hours.
Use a chestnut size of product per limb.
Wait 15 minutes before going into the sun.
Water resistance is a must,
so as not to dilute the protection. To be safe, do not apply your sunscreen on wet skin.
Start with a broad spectrum 50+ initially. If you must, reduce your SPF after the first
few days of sun exposure.
Sun protection you'll want to use...
Great for the hot days
Hate greasy sunscreens and the thought of sand on the skin? Meet the next generation in sun care – this unique spray applicator sprays one million droplets of a non-sticking, water-like formula. It feels fresh and velvet-soft on the skin, reduces your body temperature by 2.6 degrees, and gives up to eight hours of hydration.
Great for the kids
The easiest application, a lightweight, transparent formula that gives an even coverage, and the promise of reliable suncare for up to ten hours.
Combines high protection and antioxidant properties with a pretty peachy tint.
Great for the time-poor
A non-greasy formula with added skincare benefits to improve the skin’s quality.
Great for sensitive skin
This leaves no white residue, offers high protection, and is hypoallergenic for the sensitive-skinned.
Great for anti-ageing
Broad spectrum protection that prevents the appearance of fine lines.
Great for acne skin
The only sun protection to fight blemishes with a mattifying formula and sebum- regulating ingredient.
Great for redness
The light, cooling spray is comfortable on the skin and great for under and over make-up
This article originally appeared in the June issue of IMAGE Magazine, The July/August issue of IMAGE is on shelves nationwide now.