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The correct way to apply sunscreen and the best ones to buy


by Holly O'Neill
03rd Jul 2018
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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…

1

Apply your sunscreen in soft and gentle strokes and don’t forget to rub in the spray-on ones.

2

Reapply your sunscreen every two hours.

3

Use a chestnut size of product per limb.

4

Wait 15 minutes before going into the sun.

5

Water resistance is a must,
so as not to dilute the protection. To be safe, do not apply your sunscreen on wet skin.

6

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.

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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.

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Great for under make-up

Combines high protection and antioxidant properties with a pretty peachy tint.

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Juliette Armand Sun Film SPF 50, €32.

Great for the time-poor

A non-greasy formula with added skincare benefits to improve the skin’s quality.

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Vichy Ideal Soleil Antioxidant Protective Water SPF 30, €20.95.

Great for sensitive skin

 This leaves no white residue, offers high protection, and is hypoallergenic for the sensitive-skinned.

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Great for anti-ageing

Broad spectrum protection that prevents the appearance of fine lines.

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Great for acne skin

The only sun protection to fight blemishes with a mattifying formula and sebum- regulating ingredient.

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Avene Cleanance Solaire SPF 50+, €20.

Great for redness

The light, cooling spray is comfortable on the skin and great for under and over make-up

sunscreen

La Roche Posay Anthelios Fresh Invisible Fresh Mist SPF 40, €14.

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This article originally appeared in the June issue of IMAGE Magazine, The July/August issue of IMAGE is on shelves nationwide now. 

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