Upgrade your skincare game this summer...
Your skin is now at its most sensitive to the sun so it's the best time of year to brush up on your sun smart skills ahead of another long, hot, gorgeous summer.
Whether you're hitting the waves with the kids, indulging in a long lunch with girlfriends or entertaining the family with a backyard barbeque; it's so important to remember to protect your skin. Here's a rundown of our favourite products for the season of sun, sand and surf!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for sunscreen!
Look, it mightn't be as cool as a double-scoop cone on a hot day, but it's the first step to protecting your body from those harsh UV rays. When spring hits, sunscreen is arguably the most important step in your morning routine, so here are our top picks...
OASIS Sun SPF40 Water Resistant Sport
A great all-rounder, Oasis Sun SPF 40 Sport is a superior, water and sweat-resistant sunscreen. Oasis Sun SPF 40 Sport does a tough job, but they have kept the ingredients as gentle as possible and made sure it's also kind to your skin. This one should tick the boxes for those with allergies or sensitive skin. Available at Life Pharmacy.
Nivea Sun Protect & Moisture Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+
Nivea sun protect & moisture sunscreen lotion cares for you and your skin in more ways than one. A broad spectrum sun protection plus a moisturising formula, got to love a two for one! Readily available at your local Countdown.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ Finally a Face & Body Sunscreen Lotion that is lightweight! This light weight lotion is combined with Dry-Touch technology for an ultra-light, non-shiny finish. Grab yours from Farmers.
Up the ante on your slip, slip, slap routine...
If you're looking for instant sun protection, you can't go past zinc.
Zinc Sticks If your mind immediately short-tracks to those neon zinc sticks that painted your childhood shades of Fluro pink and yellow and your thinking "Oh yeah, totally rad!" then swing by the Chemist Warehouse and check out their range of classics.
Invisible Zinc Waterproof Sunscreen If you're looking for a product that packs the protective punch of zinc but looks a little (or a lot!) more natural, then the Invisible Zinc range could be your new best friend. Get into Life Pharmacy to select from the collection starting from as little as $15.
Now, with your skin protected from the blistering NZ sun, it's time to live it up this summer!