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5 Suncare Picks for your Skincare Routine

The importance of SPF and suncare cannot be overstated. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is the best way for your skin to stay healthy and well. For most people, SPF is simply a holiday product when tanning, but the reality is we should be applying SPF daily (even several times a day) all year round - yes even in Winter! If there is any light, even during those 'dark' Winter days, there is enough to cause potential damage due to the UV Rays. Both UVA and UVB rays cause damage to the skin, so it is vital that you use a broad spectrum SPF every day.

'75% of skin ageing is due to environmental factors, especially UV rays. By using SPF skincare every day, you can diminish the potentially damaging effects of UV rays.'

There are two types of UV rays - UVA and UVB. UVA rays are ultraviolet rays that penetrate deep in to the skin's dermal layer. This affects the elastin in the skin, and leads to premature ageing, wrinkles and increased risk of skin cancer. UVB rays are more intense ultraviolet rays the damage the outer layer of skin called the epidermis. UVB rays are known for causing sunburn, but also increase the skin of skin cancer. In short, unprotected time in the sun, without using SPF, means you are opening your skin up to several skin concerns - including wrinkles, sagging, leathery texture, hyperpigmentation, sunburn and risk of cancer.

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Skingredients Skin Shielf PDF50 PA+++

This lightweight, broad spectrum mineral SPF shields your skin from sunlight, pollution and blue light emitted from screens. Furtermore, this moisturising lotion also primes, and leaves a dewy finish with a peachy tint and no white cast (aka no photo flashback!). Featuring ingredients including zinc oxide, niacinamide/vitamin B3, and vitamin E for antioxidant protection, Skin Shield is your invisible mineral parasol for everyday protection.

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Shiseido UV Lip Colour Splash SPF30
The Shiseido UV Lip Colour SPF is a moisturising splash of transparent colour, with UV defense for protected, hydrated lips. The clear, glossy finish leaves no whiteness on your lips, while soothing chapped and rough skin. This product can also be used under or over other lipstick, and is very water-resitant.

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Clarins Mineral Sun Care Face Compact UVA/UVB 30

This high-protection tinted liquid is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. With its portable case and washable sponge, the Clarins Mineral Sun Care Face Compact is perfect for application on the go. This product protects the skin from damage by the sun and free radicals while hydrating and leaving a luminous and velvety soft complexion.

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The Inkey List SPF 30 Daily Sunscreen

Offering a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, the Inkey List SPF is a perfect everyday option. Suitable for all skin types - including acne-prone and sensitive complexions - this SPF is also vegan, cruelty free and sustainable. The tube is made from 30% recycled plastic and the cap is made from 98% recycled plastic - so you can protect your skin and the environment. Apply in the morning liberally to your face and neck as your last step after moisturizer, 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply as necessary.

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Clarins Sun Care Body Cream UVA/UVb 50+

Protecting the skin all over your body is vital when it comes to suncare. This Suncare Body Cream from Clarins absorbs quickly without leaving white marks and has a dry, velvet smooth finish. With SPF 50+ and UVA and UVB protection, this will protect your skin from damage caused by the sun. To use, apply liberally on your body 15 minutes before sun exposure, and reapply every 2 hours or after swimming, drying off or sweating.

 

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So, the next morning you are getting ready for the day, don't forget your SPF for your face, body and lips to keep your skin as protected as possible.

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-  Niamh x

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