With the sun shining so bright it is important to use a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum sun protection. Here are six sunscreens that not only protect your skin from sunburn but also prevent premature ageing.
Instep Desk Summer is in its full glory and it’s time to invest in a sunscreen that will protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays and sunburn. In the past, applying a sunscreen meant donning a greasy, pore-clogging mask that left white residue on the skin. But the good news is that, with ever-evolving formulas and improved technology you can bid farewell to sun blocks that leave unflattering deposits on your skin. With so many options available, there’s literally no excuse not to give your skin the protection it needs. Moreover, it is important to look for a sun block that has an SPF of 25 or higher. Experts suggest reapplying your sunscreen after every two hours no matter how high the SPF is.
Read on as Instep gives you a lowdown of the six best sunscreens to use this summer.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion SPF 50
This non-greasy sunscreen delivers superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and hydration with a water-light, refreshing feel. It is oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores. This water-resistant lightweight formula keeps your skin moisturized without leaving any greasy residue or white marks. It feels cool upon application and dries with a hydrating finish, thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid.
Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector WetForce SPF 50+
This lightweight, portable stick provides a hefty dose of SPF 50, and is water and sweat resistant. This clear, convenient formula is totally transparent, so it’s easy to reapply sans a mirror. It also contains WetForce technology, which cues the UVA/UVB protection to amp up the longer you’re in water or perspiring from exercising.
Clinique SPF 30 Virtu-Oil Body Mist
Just a spritz of this sheer, oil-free sunscreen spray and you’re good to go. It is a lightweight sunscreen formula that is not only easy to use but also absorbs quickly, leaving the skin smooth. The body mist leaves a pleasant cooling sensation on application while providing a high-level UVA/UVB protection. The mist is non-acnegenic and doesn’t have any sticky or greasy after-feel.
Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh Sun Spray SPF 30
As the name suggests, the sun protect & refresh spray provides UVA/UVB protection and has a pleasurable cooling effect that leaves your skin refreshed and smooth. The formula is water resistant, transparent, non-greasy and leaves no white marks. While it is easy to apply, the added menthol in the spray helps create a natural cooling sensation.
Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+
This light weight formula goes on easily and won’t sacrifice on protection. The sunscreen has broad spectrum SPF 50+ that helps protect the skin from early signs of ageing. With advanced technology, the super fluid defends against UV rays, pollution and free radicals. This non-comedogenic sun block absorbs quickly and leaves a matte finish. And the best part is that it is suitable for all skin types and perfect for those with sensitive skin, thanks to its oil-free formula.
Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen Clear Ultra Mist SPF 50+
This ultrafine mist makes application (and reapplication) easy breezy. The formula absorbs excess moisture and dries down to a clean matte finish, so you’ll never have to worry about icky, sticky skin even after re-applying it. This sun block is sulfate-free, paraben-free and aluminum-free and is created to absorb extra moisture. This powerful sunscreen helps you stay fresh and dry while simultaneously blocking harmful UVA/UVB rays.