Dear Skin, why are you so much trouble?
From acne as a teen, to the signs of aging that start to kick in in your twenties,(yes, THAT soon!) our skin seems to be one giant pain.
But what’s the secret to good skin? SPF is the answer!
Using SPF is THE best thing that you can do for your skin. Like, start using it right now! A good skincare routine is the only way to buy good skin insurance.
Come hail or shine you should be using an SPF to block out harmful rays. Even on a freezing cold, over-cast day in the middle of winter there are still UV rays that can permanently damage your skin. Did you know that looking at a computer screen also emits harmful rays? We are shook!
A lot of primers and foundations now have SPF in them, but you should use a stand-alone SPF after you cleanse and apply serums in the morning and then use makeup products with SPF in them to “top it up”.
The Best SPF Skincare Products
One of our holy grail products is the IMAGE Prevention + Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32, €47.50. This oil-free, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen delivers high sun protection in a mattifying, antioxidant-rich base that’s perfect for oily and acne-prone skin types.
Another really great option that’s widely available around the country in pharmacies is Skingredients 04 Skin Shield SPF 50 +++, €42. It’s a new Irish business from Jennifer Rock, aka The Skin Nerd, so we stan!
And if you’re looking for something on a budget, the CeraVe AM Cream Facial Moisturiser SPF25 is really great.
Here’s some more that we love…
The Best SPF Makeup Products
As we said above, you should use an SPF and then use a makeup product with SPF also in it. Don’t just use an SPF makeup product on its own.
We are huge fans of the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 regardless of it’s sun projection (the coverage and look of it on the skin is fab!) but we’re pretty darn happy that it does also include SPF 40!
Here’s a few or our other favourites….