Sunscreen is one of the most important parts of any skincare routine, but as we draw closer to the warmer months in Australia, it is critical that you protect your skin every day. Studies show that 85% of Australians do not apply enough sunscreen. Sunscreen not only comes with added benefits like protecting your skin against visible signs of premature aging, but it helps protect you against ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer. No matter if it’s hot or cold, sunny or cloudy, UVB rays are always present and that’s why you must protect your skin every day.
There are a variety of different factors that you should consider when looking to purchase your sunscreen. Look for sunscreens that are broad-spectrum to make sure they protect you from both UVA and UVB rays, look for water-resistant products if you know you’ll be going swimming and make sure the sun protection factor is at a minimum of 15-30+.
Facial sunscreens are different from body sunscreens as they are designed and catered to the sensitivity of face. They are generally better at being absorbed and are lighter, which can help limit skin irritation and prevent breakouts that body sunscreen can provide. To help you find the best sunscreen for your face, we’ve created a list of our favourites below:
Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence SPF30 – great at also protecting you from blue-light rays from your screens, this is a weightless sunscreen that is perfect for all skin types.
SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defence SPF50 – stacked with UVA/UVB filters, this sunscreen is a hydrating, ultra-lightweight sunscreen that won’t clog your pores.
Ultra-Violette Clean Screen SPF 30 – an invisible sunscreen that protects against skin damage, reduces inflammation and won’t irritate acne. This one is perfect for sensitive skin and also is cruelty-free and environmentally friendly.
Mecca To Save Face SPF 50 – you can never go wrong with Mecca, especially not with their sunscreen. This one is non-greasy and has a matte-finish, making it the perfect base for make-up. Suitable for all skin types.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Fluid SPF50 – a big favourite amongst many dermatologists, this sunscreen is great for sensitive skin and provides a strong barrier for your skin.
Bondi Sands SPF50 Face Sunscreen – a reef-safe sunscreen that will leave your skin hydrated and protected. It’s also a four-hour water-resistant lotion, so it’s perfect for days where you’ll be going swimming
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The intensity of the sun in Australia is unlike anywhere else in the world, so it is so important to protect your skin this summer and constantly be reapplying sunscreen throughout the day.