Sunscreen and skin health – things to look out for when buying your sun protection
The recent change in weather conditions here in the UK had us all racing to the nearest supermarket to buy sun protection, but do you buy the right sunscreen for you? It is advised to wear sun protection all year round, even here in the UK, so here are so tips for you to consider when buying your next bottle.
A Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of between 15-30 is recommended by skin experts, along with UVA and UVB protection.
Sometimes, some of us avoid using sun creams because they can become sticky, oily and generally uncomfortable upon the skin. It is important we take the time to choose the right protection for our skin type. Oil-free protection is suitable for an oil prone skin type, whereas dry skin types should consider moisture based products.
Sensitive skin can also be a problem when it comes to choosing sun protection, as scented creams and lotions can irritate the skin. Look for a sun cream which is 100% scent free and absorbs easily into the skin.
Also, make sure your protection is water and sweat resistant. Many experience sun burn after being in the sea or swimming pool, as the protection was not waterproof and they have not re-applied.
Keeping you sun screen refrigerated is always best, and it also allows for a soothing application in warm conditions!