As we get older, the importance of sunscreen cannot be emphasized enough. Have you ever seen older people who have undergone excessive tanning in their youth? Don’t get us wrong—we love a good tanning sesh and how it makes us feel, but we also do it knowing we are protected. Excessive tanning without proper protection can give you fine and deep wrinkles when you’re still young. This is because the sun dries out your skin and contributes to early skin aging (Yikes!). Our philosophy is that prevention is always better than cure. Unfortunately, many people still undermine the damaging effects the sun can have on their skin. The negative affects of the sun doesn’t rear its ugly head until people are much older and by then, the damage has already been done. Worst case is that it can lead to skin cancer and that’s why we’re going to stress how important using the right sunscreen is for you (esp. something with a high SPF and PA level).
Despite all the good things you may hear about sunshine and how its the best source of vitamin D (#DatTanDoe), it produces harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation damages skin cells, which causes sunburn, premature ageing and worst of all, skin cancer and using sunscreen is an effective way to reduce the risk of all these things!
If you have makeup on, you should still apply a little sun block, especially if you’re going out in the sun. There are powder formulas available so that your cream foundation won’t rub off. Getting into the habit of putting sunscreen on everyday is going to help your skin in the long run. Below are our top choices of sunscreen you can use that won’t leave a greasy residue and you’ll look like a glowing beach babe. Remember to always keep these gems in your bag! That way, you can always re-apply it consistently throughout the day (we recommend every two hours—it’s better to be safe than sorry).
1. Our Dry Touch SPF50 Sunscreen is a highly protective, UVA & UVB broad spectrum lotion with 4 hours water resistance. Specifically formulated with a dry touch finish, this sunscreen has a smooth and silky texture when applied to the skin and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the hands post application. Best results are achieved when the formula is re-applied regularly without prolonged sun exposure.
Size : 100g – RRP : $26
- TGA approved SPF50 sun protection
- Broad spectrum UVA & UVB
- 4 hours water resistant
- Dry Touch technology
Tips and fun-facts:
The SPF number is the level of protection the sunscreen provides against UVB rays – a higher number means more protection.
Make sure that you let your sunscreen dry before you put on any makeup or any other creams. Also, be aware of the directions of how to apply it.
The best practice is to apply 30 minutes before venturing outside to allow the sunscreen to bind to your skin. Re-apply every two hours of exposure and immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. Even when it’s cloudy, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV radiation reaches the earth.