Want to know the one thing that every stunning woman from 18 to 80 recommends? Protecting your skin, of course! To have great looking skin tomorrow and in your golden years, SPF is essential. Sometimes simple is best and that’s especially true in the world of beauty. Preventing skin damage is so much easier than trying to hide it or turn back the clock. From nasty red burns, freckles and skin discolourations to deep wrinkles, premature ageing and skin cancer, the sun isn’t friendly to your skin.
Know the Golden Hours
The best thing that you can do for your skin is to avoid going into the sun between 10 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. If you absolutely can’t stay out of the sun during those times, slather on a good layer of SPF and cover your skin as much as you can.
Choose the Right SPF
While your first instinct might be to get the highest SPF you find, those ultra-high levels of SPF aren’t as great as they might sound. An SPF level of 15 blocks around 94% of the sun’s UVB rays while a product with SPF 30 will block out around 97% of UVB rays. Nothing is going to get you to 100% protection so buying SPF 100 isn’t too helpful.
Most dermatologists say that it isn’t our SPF that’s failing us, it’s the fact that it’s washing off too soon. If you’re sweaty or in the water, it’s important to keep touching up your SPF every couple of hours.
Multitask with SPF Cosmetics
Rather than adding another step to your routine, why not buy products that already have SPF in them? For a full coverage, ageless look, we love the glo-minerals Liquid Luxe Foundation SPF15. Not only does it protect your skin from the sun, thanks to its light-diffusing diamond powder, this Photoshop-in-a-bottle foundation will blur away imperfections.
Looking for the perfect SPF for oily skin? The glo-minerals Tinted Primer SPF 30 is a multi-tasking extraordinaire that’s perfect solo or under your favourite foundation. Oil-free and non-comedogenic, this primer will leave your skin looking perfect and matte while protecting you from the sun.
Ready for a day at the beach? If you are going to be basking in the sun, up your sun protect level to the glo-therapeutics Solar Shade SPF 50 to block 98% of UVB rays. And don’t forget about your lips! Did you know the sun’s harsh rays can actually make your smaller as you age? If you want to keep your lips looking lush and pillowy for ages, protect them with an SPF lip balm like glo-minerals Balm