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Sunscreen Must Haves This Summer!
Rachel Gibbons Beauty Expert
Sunscreen Must Haves This Summer!

Did you know up to 80 percent of the sun’s rays can pass through clouds, so if you're thinking about skipping sunscreen on an overcast day, THINK AGAIN! Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from harmful UV rays by blocking them, lowering your risks of contracting skin cancer by more than 50%. Sunscreen also helps to prevent premature ageing of your skin by reducing the breakdown of collagen thus helping to fend off those pesky wrinkles, lines and sagging. Want an even skin tone? Sunscreen helps to do just that by preventing discolouration and dark spots from sun damage. 

Your skin faces damage from the sun whether you burn or not, so ensure you apply sunscreen of at least SPF 15 or higher everyday even if you are inside and SPF 30 or higher for a day outdoors (it will protect you from 97% of the sun's rays!) at least 30 minutes prior to leaving the house. Ensure you reapply every two hours. For your body, apply at least two full tablespoons worth on any exposed area. Even if you have a darker skin tone you are still prone to sun damage so make sure to lather that suncream on making sure it is a broad-spectrum one so you gain protection from both UVA and UVB rays!

The INKEY List SPF 30 Daily Sunscreen

For: All Skin
An SPF that is reef-safe, offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB whilst being vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable all in one is rare gem. This Inkey List product checked all the boxes when it comes to sun protection. Uniting super protective 22% non-nano zinc oxide, 1% PolluStop to help protect the skin from pollutants and prevent premature ageing. As well as having a 2% shea butter complex to help moisturise and calm skin.

Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion with Sunflower Extract SPF 50

For: Staying outside all day
This super lightweight, ultra-moisturizing formula provides high-performance protection from UVA, UVB, and IRA rays and defends skin from photoaging and dehydration. Plus, it's made with natural extracts of citrus, basil, and bois de rose, so you'll leave that typical sunscreen smell behind. The product is formulated it to be water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, so it's perfect for a day of play (i.e. things like running or going to the beach). It really smells amazing.

Some By Mi Truecica Mineral 100 Calming Sunscreen

For: Acne-Prone Skin
Made up of 85% moisturizing essence, this suncream offers a broad SPF50+ PA++++ spectrum for protection while soothing and reinforcing the skin’s barrier with 10,000ppm of patented Truecica. The cream also aids in reducing wrinkles and brightening complexion.

3W Clinic Intensive UV Sunblock Cream SPF50+ PA+++ 

For: Dry Skin
This soft cream type sun screen could be spread softly on face which then protects skin from sun and its moisturizing component provides water to the face keeping it moist. Contains aloe extract which relieves skin irritation, and protects from skin troubles while making the face healthy. Dual Fuction: You can use as a make-up base (even up the skin tone without looking like make up.

Innisfree Tone Up No Sebum Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

For: Oily Skin
Provides no-sebum solution to control excessive sebum for a soft and matte skin. It soothes, hydrates and brightens your complexion with centella and green tea extract. Protects and deflects damaging UV rays away from your skin.

Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ PA++++

For: Sensitive Skin
This Centella Green Level Unscented sunscreen is formulated with Centella extracts which protects your skin from harmful UV rays. It does not contain any essential oils and artificial fragrance which suitable for all skin types. It also has calming and moisturizing effect on skin.

CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

For: Sensitive Skin
CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Body Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is ideal for daily use. It also features 3 essential ceramides that help restore the skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture, and it has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance and the Skin Cancer Foundation Daily Use Seal of Approval. It contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps to retain skin’s natural moisture. Allergy tested, oil-free, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin. Fragrance-free and paraben-free to be gentle on the skin.

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