Ask any skin expert or enthusiast you know what the golden rule of skincare is, and the answer will likely be “always wear sunscreen”. Why? It’s your first line of defence against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays that produce free radicals in our skin. These inhibit collagen production and decrease our elastin, which causes premature ageing, wrinkles and sun spots. To combat this, sunscreen is the name of the game.
The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s UV radiation would take to redden your skin when using the product exactly as directed, versus the amount of time without any sunscreen. For example, with SPF 50, it would take you 50 times longer to burn if you weren’t wearing sunscreen.
So, while there’s no debating the importance of applying sunscreen every morning – especially on your face – we know that the world of SPF can be confusing and overwhelming with so many claims and types of sunscreens out there. Read on to find out everything you need to know about using sunscreen correctly and shop our expertly formulated™ sunscreen products online.