Summertime is here and though that makes our daily routine easier in a lot of ways (effortless beach hair, exfoliated feet and natural highlights) there is one step you can never skip- sunscreen. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world with grim statistics stating that 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the time they are 70. 95-99% of these skin cancers are preventable, meaning it is vital that you slip slop slap this summer to take care of your skin. If this is not reason enough, vanity calls- overexposure to sun (along with smoking) is to blame for premature aging. There is no such thing as a safe tan! (But don’t worry – you can achieve a natural looking tan using our tips here). Couturing has put together a list of the best sunscreens to keep you and your skin healthy this summer.
Dermalogica has got you covered from every angle. True to form, their range caters for a variety of different skin types, such as Oil free matte 30+(for oily skin), Dynamic skin recovery (with anti-ageing effects), Ultra Sensitive tint (for irritated skin) and solar defense booster (a formula specifically tailored to add to your make up). Gotten burnt regardless? Apply their After Sun Repair gel after chilling it in the fridge to calm redness, irritation and skin injury induced by UV exposure (with ingredients such as chamomile, cucumber, lavender and yucca). This nifty product can also double as a facemask! All products are available at David Jones or at buy at www.dermalogica.com.au
‘Peppa Pig’, the new range of sunscreen developed by the Cancer Council, is not just for children. Affordable, easy to apply and all products in the range being SPF 50+ means they are perfect for people of all ages. The products in the range retail from $9.95- $14.95 and are specifically developed for delicate skin. The products come in a roll on, spray and lotion formula. All products are available exclusively at Coles.
Skincare master Elle Bache has developed the perfect sunscreen formula for you this summer if you are looking to perfect the difficulty that is beach make up. Ella Bache has taken the difficulty of mastering beach make up by crafting a formula that doubles as a beautifully natural foundation while providing SPF 40 protection. This product is formulated for the face and doubles as a zinc and light foundation, perfect for creating a clear complexion. It’s lanolin-rich, creamy formula moisturises the skin to further prevent dehydration. The formula comes in four colours; cream beige, light beige, medium beige and dark beige to suit all complexions.
Lancôme Soleil Bronzer Smoothing Protective Cream SPF50 BB Cream
If you want to wear something to protect your skin whilst giving you a bit of coverage then Lancôme’s Smoothing Protective Cream SPF 50 Sun BB Cream (rrp $65) is the go-to product for you. An exclusive combination of an advanced broad UVA-UVB filter system, an antioxidant active, a precious oil trilogy and correcting pigments, Lancôme’s Soleil Bronzer both beautifies and protects your skin. It is subtly tinted that helps to conceal imperfections and creates an even complexion. With a lightweight formula that is absorbs easily, it is suitable for all skin types.
Lancôme is available at leading department stores and selected pharmacies. For more information visit www.lancome.com.au