Daily sunscreen use is crucial in Australia, even when indoors, to safeguard your skin from UV radiation and reduce the risk of skin cancer, premature ageing, and other UV-related skin issues.
How often should you apply sunscreen?
To maintain effective sun protection, you should apply sunscreen every two hours, particularly during outdoor activities, after swimming or sweating, and when exposed to UV rays near windows.
Which sun protection factor (SPF) should you use?
The choice of SPF for sunscreen depends on several factors, including your skin type, the intensity of the sun, and the activities you'll be doing outdoors.
Let’s find out which one is the most suitable for you:
SPF 20+ is suitable for moderate sun exposure or for daily use in less intense sunlight. On a typical workday, when you’re indoors for most of the time but might catch some indirect sunlight by the window, we find that using sunscreen with a low indicator is a suitable choice to ensure the skin stays protected without feeling heavy or unnecessary.
The best way to wear sunscreen every day is to incorporate it into your makeup routine:
Embryolisse Artist Secret CC Cream is your all-in-one morning saviour. This unique CC Cream offers full coverage, blurring imperfections, and providing a smooth, radiant finish that lasts all day. It hydrates, protects, and covers in a single step, making it perfect for busy mornings on the go.
We recommend using the Embryolisse BB Cream. It's not just a makeup product but a true skincare saviour. This versatile BB Cream simplifies your daily routine, offering a multitude of benefits in a single application. It hydrates your skin with the magic of Hyaluronic Acid, leaving it looking plump and revitalised. The inclusion of Vitamin E and Fruit Acids provides a layer of protection against the harmful onslaught of free radicals, making it a trusted shield for your complexion. The added bonus of SPF 20, complete with self-adjusting pigments, ensures your skin is safeguarded from the sun's rays.
SPF 30+ is a good choice for sun protection in a wide range of situations. When going for your daily commute to work or walking your dog in the park, make sure to use SPF 30+ because it's perfect for everyday wear, offering essential protection during these routine activities.
For those seeking a solution to redness-prone skin that not only conceals but also addresses the root cause, the Bioderma Sensibio AR Anti-Redness BB Cream is the go-to choice. This versatile BB Cream not only evens out the complexion and enhances radiance but also actively reduces, prevents, and conceals redness, all while offering SPF30 protection against the UVA and UVB!
SPF 50+ is recommended in several situations to provide strong sun protection, especially in circumstances where you are at higher risk of sun exposure or have particularly sensitive skin.
When planning a day at the beach during the scorching summer months or engaging in outdoor sports like hiking or running, it's vital to heed the advice for strong sun protection—opting for SPF 50+ becomes crucial in these scenarios to safeguard your skin from the sun's harsh rays, especially if you have fair skin or a history of skin conditions that heighten your vulnerability to UV damage.
Our favourite brand for high protection SPF is Avène. Here are some products we highly recommend:
Cover your face in a broad spectrum UVB-UVA protection by using an exclusive combination of active ingredients. Its non-greasy texture is quickly absorbed by the skin for even and invisible protection. Avène Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ can help prevent solar keratosis, sunspots and premature skin ageing. It also may assist in preventing some skin cancers.
Make your life easy by opting for a sunscreen in spray!
Achieve comprehensive protection against both UVB and UVA rays from head to toe with a unique blend of active ingredients. This sunscreen's non-greasy formula swiftly absorbs into the skin, offering seamless and imperceptible coverage.
Put simply, whether you're inside or outside in Australia, using sunscreen is vital. To adjust, incorporate different SPF levels into your skincare and makeup routine. This helps safeguard your skin, prevent harm, and keep your complexion looking its best.