The face is undoubtedly one of the most sensitive areas of the body and, therefore, it is vital to pay special attention to protecting it from the sun. The good news is that by following our top tips, you will not only avoid getting sunburned, but you’ll also prevent premature ageing on the face and neck in the form of wrinkles, pigmentation and sagging skin.
Use a high factor sunscreen on your face
It’s important to apply sun protection on every part of the body, including the face and neck. However, it isn’t enough to use it when you’re on holiday; you need to apply it every day to ensure you have maximum protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Not only that, but you need to use a high factor sunscreen on your face and apply it generously. We recommend using our Sensitive Lotion for Face and Neck SPF50+ as it is specially designed for those with sensitive skin and provides very high protection from the sun. It also comes in a convenient handbag size so you can reapply it when you’re on the go.
Wear sunscreen under makeup
It can be confusing to know in what order to put on your sunscreen if you wear makeup regularly. We would advise you to apply sunscreen on your face first and then put your moisturiser and foundation on over it. You should spread it evenly on your face and neck and make sure it’s fully absorbed into your skin before applying your makeup.
Protect your lips
Lips don’t have the same protection from the sun as other skin, and long-term exposure to UV rays can lead to them becoming dry and chapped. Our Lip Balm Sun Protection SPF30 contains Beeswax and Shea Butter, which not only increases the moisture in your lips but also treats any sunburn that you may have already sustained.
Wear protective clothing
Aside from facial sunscreen and lip protection, it’s also essential to wear a hat when you’re outdoors to protect your face and neck from the sun’s harmful rays. A cap provides some protection, but a wide brim sun hat is much better. It’s also good to invest in a reliable pair of sunglasses that offer 100 per cent protection from the sun.
As crucial as it is to apply sunscreen regularly and correctly on your face, it is also vital to take breaks throughout the day and spend some time in the shade, especially when the sun is at its strongest. In the UK, this is usually between 11am and 3pm from March to October.