Summer is coming…any time now the weather will get warmer, and we will once again be able to sit in the garden and in parks, bearing our skin to the hot sunlight. For a lucky few, there may even be a summer holiday on the cards this year as well, either in the UK or abroad.
No matter where you will be worshiping the sun this summer, it is very important to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays from the sun, by using sunscreen.
Why Use Sunscreen?
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According to the Skin Cancer Foundation; “Sunscreen reduces your overall UV exposure and lowers your risk of skin cancer and sun damage”.
It is important to note that everyone should wear sunscreen on a daily basis from the age of 6 months and up. This is because the suns UV rays which are synonymous with skin cancer build up over years, and sunscreen can stop those harmful rays from prematurely aging and damaging our skin throughout our lives.
Which Sunscreen Should I Use?
It is recommended that we should all use sun protection of SPF 15 or higher, on exposed skin every day.
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and the number after it; “refers to the theoretical amount of time you can stay in the sun without getting sunburned. For example, an SPF of 15 would allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer than you could without protection”. (One Medical)
Finding the right sunscreen for you depends on several things:
- The type of skin you have (ie oily, Acne prone, dry etc)
- Your likelihood of burning without any protection
- Your age
- Time spent in the sun
- The time of year
- Face or body sunscreen (or both)
Take a look at our selection of fabulous sun screen options for various skin types, and needs, and get shopping for the summer!
Pharmaceris S Medi Acne Protect SPF 50+
Fashions Finest Says: A great daily facial sunscreen option for dry, acne prone, oily or combination skin.
A high protection factor, protective face cream recommended for acne-prone, oily and combination skin with a tendency to shine and occasional blemishes.
Pharmaceris S Medi Acne Protect sunscreen is designed for skin which requires a very high level of protection from intense sunlight and harmful UVA/UVB radiation.
It can also be used when recovering from anti-acne treatments or undergoing a drug therapy that requires the highest level of sun protection.
The cream protects the skin by minimizing the risk of adverse reactions associated with sun exposure, including irritation, sunburns and sun rash. The formula helps to normalize sebum secretion and restore the healthy function of sebaceous glands, providing an immediate and long-lasting mattifying effect.
Ingredients include Octopirox, which has strong antibacterial properties and relieves the symptoms of seborrhoeic dermatitis, and the Immuno-Prebiotic Formula contributes to the restoration of a healthy cutaneous microbiome.
The cream hydrates, nourishes and regenerates the skin, while working against dryness and hypersensitivity.
Bioderma’s Photoderm Range
Fashions Finest Says: A good choice of everyday sunscreen for the face and body, with a wide choice of products for the whole family.
Bioderma’s Photoderm range is the perfect selection of sunscreen products for the whole body. With a large choice of products that offer high UVA and UVB protection, and are both light and nourishing for the skin while also giving you and your family the sun protection they need.
Bioderma Photoderm’s MAX Sun Mist spray-on sunscreen (SPF 50) is suitable for the face and body, and can be used on-the-go. It offers high-level protection with a minimal-fuss application. The transparent and lightly scented mist has a refreshing and hydrating texture.
Bioderma Photoderm AKN Mat - Matifying Fluid (SPF 30) was created especially for facial skin, it guarantees optimum protection from the sun, by protecting against sunburn, and combating the onset of premature ageing.
The sun screen regulates sebum protection and improves the quality of sebum in order to prevent spots, helping to keep the skin clear and healthy.
Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluid (SPF50+) is an oil-free, water-resistant sunscreen for the whole body, and for all skin types, and an ideal choice for those with fair, sensitive or sun intolerant skin.
The sun protectant’s fluid texture feels as light as water but a synergetic combination of three powders gives the formula a mattified dry touch finish that is water resistant, fragrance-free, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and oil-free.
Shop the whole Bioderma Photoderm range here.
DermaQuest’s 2-in-1 Tinted Sunscreen
Fashions Finest Says: A great sunscreen for wearing under make-up on your face and neck.
Get excited about fresh air again and ease your way back into the outdoors with this tinted SPF 30 broad-spectrum protection with a sun-kissed complexion!
This sunscreen not only softens signs of aging, but also has a restorative effect on your skin’s previous sun exposure. The texture is light enough to wear under makeup, and tinted to help provide an even skin tone to your skin.
DermaQuest’s 2-in-1 tinted sunscreen harnesses the power of zinc oxide to guard and protect your skin by blocking harmful UV rays from penetrating the skin, and innovative InfraGuard provides infrared, blue light and pollution protection.
Combining organic Sunflower Sprouts with Tara Tannins from the Peruvian Andes, InfraGuard inhibits cell damage by blocking the formation of free radicals and supporting mitochondrial functions within the skin.
While shielding against environmental aggressors, the sheer tint effortlessly evens out complexions and leaves skin with a luminous glow. The mineral based sunscreen absorbs quickly, working to shelter your skin.
Delph Sunscreen And After Sun Lotion:
Fashions Finest Says: A great budget option sunscreen for the whole family.
Delph sun care and after sun is vegan, waterproof, sweatproof and won’t cause heat rash. It has a lovely lemon scent to it, and is not sticky when applied to the skin.
With SPF 30, and 50 both available, at a very modest price, Delph sunscreen is a great option for the whole family, right from the very youngest member.
Dermatologically tested to medical standards and not on animals, Delph sunscreen is one of 7 sun creams that can be prescribed by Doctors as safe for use by people with medical skin conditions. This sunscreen allows pores to breath and doesn’t cause prickly heat.
Delph after sun lotion and gel moisturises and soothes the skin, when applied after exposure to the sun, and contains a gentle rehydrating formula with added anti-inflammatory soothing properties, moisturisers, Aloe Vera and vitamin E to prevent peeling and reduce the ageing effects of the sun.
Katherine Daniels Daily DNA Defence SPF30
Fashions Finest Says: Great as a daily face and neck cream, especially kind to mature skin.
An invisible veil of advanced photoaging technology to defend, repair and protect your skin from the damaging effects of UVA & UVB, blue light and pollution, perfect for every-day wear.
The active DNA defence and repair enzymes work to defend skin’s DNA with broad spectrum SPF 30 during UV, pollution and blue light exposure from smart phones and computers.
Daily DNA Defence cream contains powerful anti-oxidant and anti-free radicals, as well camomile extract & tocopherol acetate which helps to soothe redness caused by UV radiation and pollution.
Use this non-comedogenic and fragrance free cream as a part of your daily routine, to see and feel the difference.
Fashions Finest Says: An all-natural, eco-sunscreen option. Also a good choice for those with extremely sensitive skin.
EarthBits sunscreen – Shade - is made of only 4, naturally natural ingredients, which are shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax and naturally occurring zinc oxide. This SPF25 sunscreen ticks all of the boxes as an eco-sunscreen.
Great for use all year round, in summer to protect from sun rays, and throughout the colder months to prevent sun and wind damage to the skin, EarthBits Shade sunscreen is totally cruelty free, and 100% biodegradable too, helping to protect the environment and marine life.
Shade was developed to provide a natural sunscreen option, with no un-natural chemicals involved. It also comes packaged in a fully recyclable, non-leaching aluminium tin.
Shade is a natural, healthy product that will keep both you and the planet healthy and protected every day.
Stay safe in the sun this summer, and enjoy the great outdoors together with those you love.