Now that summer is almost here, it is time to start thinking about switching your regular facial moisturiser for one that contains sunscreen. Whilst you should ideally wear SPF on your face all year round to help prevent sun damage and skin burning, it is especially important to do so in the summer months when the sun’s rays are more powerful.
You don’t have to rely on heavy sun creams to protect your skin from the sun: a moisturiser containing a minimum SPF of 15 can be sufficient, depending on skin type. Opt for products containing mineral suncreens (such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) rather than chemical ones, as the natural products are kinder to the skin and the body, as well as helping to protect against both UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays. Look out for antioxidant ingredients as these help to further prevent sun damage and protect the skin from pollutants.
Suitable for all skin types, this moisturiser contains zinc oxide which provides UVA/UVB protection, while golden seaweed extract helps to improve the skin’s firmness and shield it from environmental stress. Organic shea butter and jojoba oil are added to provide nourishment and hydration, making this the perfect skin-protecting product.
Not only does this moisturiser contain SPF, it also helps to fight free radicals caused by sunlight and the environment thanks to the antioxidant properties of pomegranate extract. Evening primrose and jojoba oils help to protect the skin from moisture loss.
A deeply moisturising day cream and sunblock all in one, this product is light, non-greasy and absorbs easily into the skin, making it perfect for those who suffer from oily skin and breakouts. Non-nano particle zinc oxide provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
100% natural, this lightweight moisturiser contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to block UVA/UVB rays. Antioxidants are added to help protect the skin from environmental damage, green tea soothes and calms, and purifying herbs such as rosemary and oregano help to keep the complexion fresh.
An ultra light moisturising lotion containing mineral sunscreens, this hypo-allergenic product is ideal for sensitive skin. It contains over seventy oceanic micro-milled minerals to help replenish the skin’s moisture levels and plump up cells. Apply to the face, neck and décolleté for a visibly lifted, firmer appearance.
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