When it comes to sun protection and wearing an S.P.F, my friends could tell you that I am crazy about it!
From the moment I hop in my car, the glove box is opened and that spf is getting on my hands before you know it !
Its important to never forget your neck and to always do your arms (and hands) which we usually forget
It doesn’t matter whether it is winter or summer because the sun will always manage to penetrate the layers of our skin and cause ageing.
So the BEST thing we could possibly do is be vigilant about sun protection EVERY day of the year!
The reason I’m so funny about protecting myself from the sun, is because it is doing so much more damage than we could ever imagine.
The way we usually find out is by reaching our 40’s and finding that we already have spots like a leopard, skin like a snake and hands that look 20 years older than our time!
So still convinced sun protection isn’t an issue ?
Just remember that a whopping 90% of premature skin ageing is a result of SUN DAMAGE.
In addition to these little sun facts (no need to cancel your trip to the Bali or the Bahamas!)
I have my 3 favourite reliable Sun Care superstars to present to you!
I have chosen these products as they…
-have broad spectrum protection (anti-ageing and burning )
-fragrance free (less irritation)
-limited alcohol (non-drying, less free radical damage)
-some provide a bunch of antioxidents
-feel sophisticated and elegant on the skins surface.
-all have different textures to suit your skin type !
-work well under make-up
MY TOP 3 FAV’S…
(Pricing is Australian)
3. “Shiseido- Gentle Sun Protection Lotion (for sensitive skin and babies)$52
This product is incredibly light, super smooth, feels very silky which means great under make up and best of all uses the gentle mineral sunscreens of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide ! This means less irritation and better sun protection against pigmentation!
I love that this is so light even an oily skin can use it ! It leaves a very very light white cast ( which disappears after a couple of minutes ) I have to say I haven’t seen a mineral sunscreen have such a clear like finish! So I put this in my top FAV’s. this is spf is also great when you need to reapply thru out the day as it isn’t heavy enough to be a problem, as reapplying can cause break outs if its too heavy!
2. “Invisible Zinc- Tinted Daywear”-$35
This spf product uses gentle mineral protection of zinc oxide alone, so the safety of this spf is amazing, not to mention for a sensitive skin, it is almost impossible to be allergic to this product !
The reason I rate this so highly is mainly due to the fact that it has such a nice tint to it, hiding the white cast that zinc typically leaves on the skin,
It leaves such a beautifully light coverage and hides any redness or uneven skin tone and leaves a Dewey and very healthy look on the skin. Keeping in mind tho, this product is for anyone with dry/normal skin! It does leave quite a tacky finish, so if you suffer from excess oil production it might not be for you ! It has two colours available,
The light color suits most skin tones from pale to medium and slightly tanned, and the medium shade suits just over slightly tanned to medium dark skin tones .
Love this product !
1. “Clinique- Super City Block” -$36
The second I started using this product a long time ago (I was given a sample) I just fell in love with the texture! It spreads easily, blends quite well, and does a great job of hiding a white cast ! This uses titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide gentle and effective protection against sun damage, this is formulated so well that it can be used as a moisturiser ALONE, it has numerous antioxidants to enhance its protection factor , and will be all you need to soldier thru your day with anti ageing protection! Now that’s the kind of spf I want!
Many spfs leave out the antioxidants and extra’s as its something most people don’t notice, but Clinique generally go above and beyond to set themselves apart! This product evens out your skintone pretty well and works for a oily/combination/normal skin.
Once it sets, the oiliness basically goes away and sets to a slightly Matte finish. Never remove this baby from the shelves, pleaaaase!!
Thank you for reading…
Now I want to know.. What is your favourite, can’t live without S.P.F product?