Who’s ready for spring? With the colder days (mostly) behind us, it’s time to start prepping our faces for the warmer months ahead. This means refreshing your skincare routine to make sure you’re giving your skin the protection it needs and using products that are designed to work in the heat. Meaning they stay on the skin and still give you a dewy glow.
You might be wondering why you even need to change up your products for different seasons. Well as we make this transition into spring and then summer, we should be using products with more lightweight and refreshing formulas that will allow your skin to breathe. The extra sun and heat will have you wanting to forget about heavy foundations and layers of product.
We know you’ve heard it a hundred times before, but considering how important it is, we’re going to tell you again why you should be putting on sunscreen (and reapplying it!) every day.
When you expose yourself to the sun’s UV rays it travels deeply into your skin, affecting the cells that process your skin’s growth and appearance. Over time, this exposure leads to your skin becoming less elastic, thickened, wrinkled and leathery. The bottom line is, the more you are exposed to the sun, the earlier your skin ages. Too much sun exposure can also raise your risk of skin cancer as the UV light damages the DNA of your skin cells.
Now that the serious stuff is out of the way, here are some of our favourite sunscreens you can use all spring and summer long!
Why not feel extra good while you’re protecting your skin by also protecting the planet.
Ethical Zinc SPF50+ daily wear light sunscreen is perfect for everyday wear on the face and body with an easy to apply and remove, light feel.
On The Go
With so much attention paid to protecting our face from sun damage, it’s easy forget about applying sunscreen to the rest of our body. This also means having to reapply so you need a handy on the go sunscreen you can take to the park, beach and wherever you go.
This sunscreen is broad spectrum, non-greasy, and is up to 4 hours water resistant that will give you maximum coverage. Perfect for keeping your skin covered while you chase your adventures.
We know how frustrating it can be for people with sensitive skin when it comes to picking a sunscreen. Finding one that doesn’t break you out or irritate your skin can be a challenge. But they do exist, and we’ve found one we think you’ll like.
The Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ is a very high protection sunscreen for the face and body which has been formulated with a reduced number of chemical filters to respect sensitive skin. Its non-greasy texture is quickly absorbed by the skin for even and invisible protection.
With your favourite sunscreen in hand, it’s now time to find your spring skin makeup essential. This year, why not swap your heavy foundation to something lighter and more refreshing. BB creams are a perfect alternative. These lightweight multipurpose skin tints don’t get enough praise or attention. Not only do they allow your skin to breathe but still provide coverage, many also contain SPF which can give you even more protection from the harsh Aussie sun. They also give you a natural and effortless finish we all crave in the spring and summertime.
Just like sun care, you can feel good by using a conscious BB Cream that has been created to have a lesser impact on the environment as opposed to many other beauty products.
Sabbia Co Mineral BB Cream is a natural tinted moisturiser that will give your skin a subtle shimmery glow. It’s your go-to BB Cream to deeply hydrate, strengthen, plump and feed your skin while giving you a dewy luminous glow. It contains plant-based ingredients designed to improve your skin barrier and provide intense hydration for flawless skin texture and a smooth complexion.
Although it may seem hard to believe, there are other products out there besides foundation that can provide coverage for irritated and red skin. With the right BB Cream, you’ll be able to cover redness and colour correct all in one go. Due to their lighter formula, BB creams are ideal for people with sensitive skin.
The Sensibio Anti-Redness BB Cream is made for people with sensitive skin prone to rosacea as it relieves feelings of discomfort and overheating thanks to a combination of active ingredients selected for their calming and soothing properties.