Saving face this summer
While you don’t mind the freckles on your nose, the idea of premature ageing and fine lines and wrinkles isn’t so cute.
As any beach babe knows, it’s all about the slip, slop, slap – and your face definitely shouldn’t miss out! We’ve picked the top products packed with SPF to help protect your mug from the damaging effects of the sun so you can get on with relaxing on the beach*.
3 OF THE BEST…
… FACE SUNSCREENS
The skin on your face is very different to that on your body, which is why some (heavy) body sunscreens can lead to blocked pores, breakouts and oiliness when applied to the face. Your best bet is to go for a sunscreen specifically formulated for the face, or both face and body. These are usually much lighter and suitable for different skin types, all while providing the SPF protection your face needs.
… SPF BB CREAMS
Want a little coverage but don’t want to rock a full face of foundation when you’re lazing on the beach? That’s what BB creams are for! Super light on the skin and tinted with colour, they moisturise skin and leave it with that gorgeous glow we all know and love. Just make sure you choose one that contains SPF protection.
… SPF LIP BALMS
So you’ve slathered your face and bod with sunscreen and popped on your wide-brimmed hat and sunnies, and you’re all set to hit the beach. Right? Wrong. An often forgotten body part that requires special attention when it comes to sun exposure is lips. The skin on your lips is super delicate, so hydrate and protect your pout by reapplying an SPF lip balm when you’re out and about.
… FACE TANNERS
OK, so we know face tanners don’t contain SPF, but who can resist getting a sun-kissed glow before hitting the sand? The night before your beach date, apply a face tan over your skin using a clean foundation brush. Watch how to get a killer faux face glow here. (http://www.beautyheaven.com.au/your-body/spray-tan-fake-tan/how-to-apply-a-face-tan-without-fear-13642). That doesn’t mean you get to skip out on sunscreen, though – don’t forgot to pop some on (or a SPF BB cream) as you head out the door.
*while perving on the lifesavers, duh.
What SPF products do you use in summer? Will you be adding any of these products to your beauty routine?
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