Tuesday 1 April 2014

The $40 Sunscreen Situation

Sorry this isn't an April Fools' post...

Whether you are pale or have a dark skin tone, you should be wearing facial SPF on a daily basis. There is the common misconception that if you aren't pale then you don't need to wear SPF because you don't burn. The reality is that whether you burn or you don't burn, you are still susceptible to harmful rays which will not only make your skin age quicker but (more importantly!) can have devastating healthy impacts. Yes, I'm talking skin cancer.

If you know what's good for you, you will wear SPF on a daily basis and you will buy an SPF that suits your skin. There are a lot of really nice silky, lightweight SPF formulas out at the moment which are probably better for more oily skin. I stand somewhere in between oily/dry skin, it really depends on the day/weather etc. For me, the SkinCeuticals Daily Sun Defense SPF 20 is perfect because it creates a really great base under makeup and it's not drying but not too heavy either. I feel as though if you're going to make the effort to wear SPF everyday you are more likely to actually do it if it's a product you enjoy using. It comes in a decent sized tube so when I see it gleaming at me on my desk every morning I don't forget to apply it. I mainly like to use this one when I will be wearing a liquid foundation but if I'm going for a mineral powder I will wear the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Silky Sheer BB Face Lotion SPF 50, which has a much more silky texture but not always enough coverage to wear alone so it is great with a mineral powder over the top.

But back onto this specific sunscreen - is it worth splashing $40 on a sunscreen? Absolutely. It doesn't make me break out, it's creates a great base and it feels moisturising. I actually would like to get this in a higher SPF too. You would probably spend that much on skincare/makeup/botox/skin screening so it is absolutely worth the investment if it means you WILL make the tiny effort to wear SPF

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  1. This sounds so pricey but so good, I may just have to try it ;) X

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  2. I totally agree with you Annie! If you want something a little higher in spf and a little cheaper I use the Nuxe Ecran Prodigieux x

  3. This is quite pricey! But a good SPF lotion is a must, so its worth it! x

    - Chaitra | PinkPot


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