The best sunscreens for every situation
We all know that wearing sunscreen every day is one of the best ways to protect skin from the signs of ageing, not to mention melanomas. But does this mean we all do it? Probably not. And especially when we can't find the best sunscreen!
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Because when it comes to certain occasions, the thought of having to apply a layer of sun protection seems like such a pain. But the best sunscreen is no longer a thick, white substance that takes some serious manpower to rub in. The beauty world has since stepped up and now there are all sorts of sun protection products to suit every scenario. So let's find the best sunscreen for you, shall we?
BEST SUNCREEN FOR… A daytime date
Yes, even when you’re trying to look like you’re way too good for him, you still need to be applying your sun protection. If you’re after something that’s not going to mess with your make-up, try Ultraderm Daily Protector Moisturiser 30+ SPF. It’s lightweight and will absorb quickly, leaving you with a smooth canvas for make-up application. He won’t know the difference and you won’t have to cancel the follow-up date due to sunburn…
BEST SUNCREEN FOR… Protecting a tan
If the thought of applying a sunscreen on top of your fresh spray tan makes you want stay inside forever, be prepared to fall in love with this product. Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk Everyday SPF 15 contains SPF 15 sunscreen. So not only are you helping to extend your spray tan and allow it to fade out perfectly, but you’re also protecting your skin from UV rays. Winning!
BEST SUNCREEN FOR… Playing sport
Gone are the days when sunscreen would make sweating ten times worse. Thanks to the non-greasy formulas and staying power of sunscreens like Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF 50, we can run (and sweat) to our heart’s desire without the fear of sunscreen dripping into the eyes or making hands so greasy, it’s impossible to catch a ball. Banana Boat have also released Sport Cool-Zone SPF 50+, which is enriched with aloe vera to cool the skin and prevent discomfort.
BEST SUNCREEN FOR… A beach day
No matter how well you manoeuvre your towel, a trip to the beach always results in sand EVERYWHERE. So when you’re choosing a sunscreen to chuck into your bag, you want something that absorbs in seconds, won’t attract any extra sand and is, of course, water-resistant. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Spray SPF50+ and NEUTROGENA® Beach Defence™ Sunscreen Spray – Broad Spectrum tick all the right boxes and their handy spray-on functions nix the kind of unnecessary exfoliation that happens when you’re trying to apply sunscreen with sandy hands.
Have you tried any of the above sun protection products? Are there any other scenarios where you dislike wearing sunscreen?