ON THE SHELF - SPF'S I LOVE

I thought I would round up my favourite sunscreens that will keep your skin safe from the sun without leaving you sticky, spotty, tacky or smearing unsightly white paste across your face.


But first here is a glossary of SPF terms to help you...


SPF


This is your Sun Protection Factor (SPF) and tells you how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from burning.


About SPF numbers

This number tells you how much UVB light (the burning rays) a sunscreen can filter out.

Here's what the science tells us about how much UVB light different SPF's can filter out:


  • SPF 15: 93% of the sun's UVB rays

  • SPF 30: 97% of the sun's UVB rays

It’s important to know that no sunscreen can filter out 100% of the sun’s UVB rays. That’s why it’s important to also seek shade and wear sun-protective clothing — such as a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses with UV protection.



How Often Should I reapply?


Sun rays will break down the sunscreen and will become ineffective after some time.


If outdoors you should reapply:

  • Every 2 hours

  • After toweling off

  • When sweating*