Say goodbye to sunburn this summer.
The best sunblock to use all year round
Gone are the days when we slathered oil over every inch of skin in the quest for a deep tan – thankfully, we’re more educated on the damage caused by overexposure to the sun.
In addition to the risks of burning, melanoma and other severe health risks, studies listed by the Skin Cancer Foundation reveal that an estimated 90% of skin ageing is caused by the sun. People who use SPF 15 (or higher) sunscreen daily show 24% less skin ageing than those who do not apply protection every day.
Forget negative notions of pore-clogging SPF products of the past as the new wave of sunscreens are grease-free.
Here are the tried-and-true sunscreens we swear by for protecting our skin all year round.
Boots Pharmacy, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Muscat
La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios SPF is continuously ranked the No.1 sunscreens in the world for a good reason. The best-selling range of sunscreen offers high protection and is available in a variety of different formulas to suit all skin types, including a dry-touch gel, spray, fluid, and even a tinted BB cream, to give you a sheer wash of coverage.
Skincare tip: Think you’re in clear by living in a cold country? Dermatologists advise wearing SPF in every climate and season, even in the winter or if you’re staying indoors as UV rays can still penetrate through clouds and windows.
Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh SPF 30 Mist, Carrefour Supermarket, Mall of Egypt, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Beirut, City Centre Al Shindagha and City Centre Maadi
Nothing beats a mist for quickly coating every part of your body, especially those hard to reach but prone to burning areas. Nivea Sun’s Protect & Refresh SPF 30 spray is not only fast absorbing and water resistant but comes infused with vitamin E to nourish your skin.
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Milky Lotion SPF 15, Sephora, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain
This lightweight SPF 15 lotion is the perfect pre-makeup base and comes packed with powerful natural ingredients to hydrate and plump up your skin instantly.
Skincare tip: Always check the expiry date of your sunscreen, and all of your other beauty products while you’re at it, to ensure the effectiveness of what you’re applying.