Sunscreen has long been the forgotten sister of skincare.
Gone are the days where sunscreen was reserved for warm summer days at the beach. Today, dermatologists and skincare experts herald the incredible effects of sunscreen when used as a part of your everyday routine. Funnily enough, sunscreen has long been the forgotten sister of skincare; despite having all the properties to make your skin appear youthful and smooth as the years go on. So for the best-looking skin of your life, ditch the expensive toners and anti-ageing creams; and head out to the store to find the best facial sunscreen for you and your skin.
Why use the sunscreen?
Reduces the risk of hyper-pigmentation
Especially in a climate as brutal as Australia, research has shown that you can be exposed to UV light all day long, not just at the beach or in direct sunlight as one might expect. By adding sunscreen to your everyday routine, in no time at all, you will notice an improvement in your skin tone and texture. Why? , You may ask. Sunscreen works to protect the skin against harsh UV rays which can cause skin issues such as hyperpigmentation, and sunspots.
Will brighten your complexion
After wearing sunscreen every day for an extended period you will find your complexion appears much brighter. Furthermore, it acts as a perfect base for flawless makeup, as it gives your skin a more dewy, luminous look. So next time you start your daily makeup routine, you can skip the dewy primer and layer sunscreen over your moisturiser to give your skin a dewy sheen.
Stops premature ageing
Celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Kim Kardashian and Brooke shields swear by sunscreen as an anti-aging agent and its no wonder why! It aids in halting premature ageing as It helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles giving the appearance of healthier and younger skin.
Moisturise the dry winter skin
Many of us put our SPF to the back of our beauty closets during winter. However, sunscreen is an incredible way of adding moisturise back into your skin. This is incredibly important in keeping the skin looking vibrant and glowing. It is especially necessary during the winter months when your skin is being stripped of its natural oils; due to the harsh outside temperatures.
How to choose the best sunscreen for yourself?
Finding the right sunscreen is no easy task. Although it can be difficult to find the right sunscreen for your skin type, your skin will thank you in the long run. In the past, there has been a struggle to find sunscreen options that don’t leave a white film from the zinc oxide. It might make the skin appear ashy or greasy. Consider this a problem of the past, as the skincare industry has revolutionised the formulas in the past couple of years. If you prefer to wear little to no makeup daily, there are plenty of moisturisers on the market that contain SPF. They will give you a summer glow throughout the day! And for those who prefer a little coverage, we recommend tinted sunscreens which are lightweight and breathable. We recommend wearing an SPF of no less than 30 to prevent everyday sun damage. Your skin will be dazzling in no time!
Written by Imogen Stone