How to Find the Right SPF for Your Skin Type

By now, most of us know that SPF is a must-have in any skincare routine, and the number one secret to reducing signs of ageing. Even if you don't burn easily, your skin is gradually damaged by sun exposure over your lifetime, so finding the right formula that you'll want to reach for time and time again is essential.

If you're yet to find your holy grail SPF, here are our top tips that will help you find exactly what it is you're looking for...

1. Know Your Skin Type

Understanding your skin type is crucial in finding the right sunscreen. For oily skin, opt for a lightweight and oil-free formula that won't clog pores. If your skin tends to be drier, keep your skin hydrated with a 2-in-1 SPF moisturiser. For sensitive skin, look for a mineral-based sunscreen that's free of harsh chemicals.

2. Look for Broad-Spectrum Protection

Make sure to choose a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are responsible for premature ageing, while UVB rays cause sunburns – so it's essential you choose a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection. To make it easy, you can be sure that all of our sunscreens are of the highest-quality, and will provide you with the protection you need.

3. Consider the SPF Level

The SPF level indicates how long you can stay in the sun without burning. For example, if you typically burn after 10 minutes of sun exposure, an SPF 30 sunscreen will allow you to stay in the sun 30 times longer (300 minutes) without burning. It's recommended to choose an SPF of at least 30 as your base layer.

4. Check for Water Resistance

If you'll be sweating or swimming, it's especially important to look for a sunscreen that's water-resistant to ensure you stay protected. Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray is perfect for those who are always on the go. Its non-greasy formula provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.

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