Not only does sunscreen protect your skin from sunburn and other risks associated with harmful UV rays, but it can also help you to maintain an even, youthful complexion. Sun damage can lead to loss of elasticity, increased wrinkles and uneven skin tone, so it’s important to incorporate a facial sunscreen into your skincare routine if you want your skin looking its best.
While body sunscreens can be used on the face, facial sunscreens are formulated differently and are generally more easily absorbed, feel lighter on the skin and sit well under makeup. If you have acne-prone or sensitive skin, facial sunscreens are less likely to cause irritation or breakouts. Oz Hair & Beauty stocks a variety of facial sunscreens from top brands such as Sun Bum, Avène, Aspect and Payot that can help protect your face from harmful UV rays.
There are two types of UV rays that can damage your skin, UVA and UVB, and it is important to choose a facial sunscreen that protects you from both. A sunscreen’s SPF level refers largely to the amount of UVB protection it provides, and a ‘broad spectrum’ label indicates that the sunscreen has ingredients that will protect you from UVA as well as UVB rays. Whether you are spending a lot of time in the sun or simply want optimal daily protection, choose a sunscreen that is labelled broad-spectrum and SPF30 or above. SPF50+ is the maximum SPF level available in Australia, offering marginally more UV protection than SPF30+ products.
Regardless of the SPF level, it is important that you apply sunscreen liberally and reapply every two hours or after swimming or exercising. If you are out in the sun, it is recommended that you use sunscreen in combination with other sun protection measures such as a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing.
Do you need advice on which facial sunscreen is the most suitable for your skin type and lifestyle? Reach out to our helpful customer service team on our live chat service today.