SunSmart Skin

Integrating an SPF moisturiser into daily skincare routine is not really something I ever thought about until about 12 months ago. I realised I probably should have been more diligent in taking a hat to the beach and protecting my face from the sun all year round not just in summer. I always put sunscreen on at the beach, but from the age of 15-25 I have rarely put sunscreen on my face outside of a beach day.

I have definitely become much more ‘sun safe’ over the last two years and I have gradually become quite obsessed with finding sun defensive products that are lightweight and easy to layer under my makeup in the morning.

Mary Kay’s Day Solution Sunscreen is one of my top picks – it is an SPF 30 with both UVA and UVB protection. If you are using a tinted moisturiser always check it is covered for both UVA and UVB. You should be equally conscious of both.

What is the difference between UVA and UVB?

“UVA, which penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB, has long been known to play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling. UVB, the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn, tends to damage the skin’s more superficial epidermal layers. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer and a contributory role in tanning and wrinkling.“

Other products which I really like in the Mary Kay range are the Spot Solution for blemishes and the Makeup Finishing Spray which is great for setting your makeup – it is super light and refreshing.

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