5 Of Our Favourite SPF Products For Staying Sun Safe

And why you should be wearing it ALL year round.

When the sun comes out to shine, like it has been the past two weeks, many of us think about the harmful rays of the sun, and why we need to pop on some sunblock for fear of getting burnt.

However, although the sunshine is a great reminder to protect and mind our skin, wearing sunblock is something we need to drill into our everyday routine regardless of the weather. In fact, we all should be wearing SPF regardless of even going outdoors and recently, Laura Scott touched on this topic.

Speaking to Vogue Magazine, the skin doctor explained how the harmful UV rays are hitting you even when you don’t know it.

“Windows only protect us from UVB rays, which are the burning rays of the sun, but not UVA, the aging rays,” she said.

But it’s not just windows that are our enemy here, it’s the blue light which radiates from computers, phones, and laptops too.

“Visible light, particularly blue light, is a big player in hyperpigmentation like melasma and dark spots,” she added.

And so, SPF is vital not just in days like today when we can feel the heat of the sun off our skin, but in everyday life. Like applying serum and moisturiser, applying SPF is also vital for our skin’s health and youthful glow.

5 SPFs we love!

Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense – €59 

A new product to Dermalogica. This invisible, weightless defense blends easily onto the skin and features an SPF 30. This product is also perfect handbag size and protects against skin-aging UVA/UVB rays and blue light – ticking all the boxes.

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The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 – €9.40 

The Ordinary range of Mineral UV Filters formulas’ offer SPF protection along with antioxidant, hydration, and anti-irritant support. Coming in at a cheaper price for 5oml than some of the more luxury products, The Ordinary offers an affordable alternative.

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La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV Intense – €23.99 

Another handy one for on the go. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV Intense contains SPF 20 and a handy pump formula meaning you can pop it on while on the run. This product contains protection from UVA harmful rays. However, doesn’t protect your skin to the same maximum capacity as other products.

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bareMinerals Prep Step SPF 50 PA++++ Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion – €32.40 

Prepping and protecting your skin before foundation. This mineral-based sunscreen is formulated with antioxidants to help protect against environmental stressors, while UVA/UVB filters help protect against the damaging effects of the sun.

The unique color-adapting technology also means it blends beautifully with your skin tone.

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Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++ – €42

Giving you daily protection against UVA and UVB rays, infrared, pollution and HEV/ blue light from computers and screens. Similar to Dermologica’s Physical Defense, this product ticks all the boxes when it comes to skin protection.

Plus, Skin Shield is not only your daily broad-spectrum SPF, it’s your primer, with a peachy universal tint and a dewy finish.

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