Summer is nearly upon us, but that doesn't mean we should now be starting to reach for the SPF. Regardless of whether it's winter, summer, snowing or sunny you always need an SPF all year round to protect your skin from future sun damage.
However one thing everyone knows is some SPFs can leave your skin looking white, purple, ashy, honestly the possibilities are endless.
Using a moisturiser with an SPF makes your daily skincare routine nice and easy. So we've had a look at the best SPF moisturisers you can wear every single day that'll leave your skin looking fresh and clear...
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The best moisturisers with SPF
Three Garnier products recently went viral for 'clearing skin' so we're 100% up for trying their moisturiser. This moisture bomb cream leaves your skin feeling smooth, moisturised for 24 hours and has UVA and UVB protection.
This moisturiser is perfect for dehydrated skin. The formula is lightweight, it deeply hydrates parched skin and the SPF protects the skin from accelerated ageing.
Okay a little on the pricey side but this is a three-in-one; a moisturiser, a sun protector and it leaves your skin slightly tanned. Plus, the SPF 30 protects your skin against sun damage when you're indoors and outdoors.
We love a bargain and this product not only moisturises your skin but it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, evens skin tone, refines look of pores, smoothes the texture of the skin, brightens your skin and helps to restore skin's firmness. It also has SPF 30.
A lightweight SPF 30 water-gel formula that feels like a serum and protects against sunburn. It leaves no sticky residue and leaves a great base for make-up application.
If you want some serious sun protection then this moisturiser is perfect because it has factor 50. It's non-greasy, lightweight and helps protect skin against daily aggressors - UVA/UVB rays - and indoor and outdoor pollution.
The formula in this moisturiser is full of super anti-oxidant complex and broad spectrum sunscreen that gives you a veil of protection against harmful UV rays. It also leaves your skin looking smooth, replenished and revitalised.
Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream is well known in the beauty world because it hydrates and leaves your skin looking dewy and plump. It also has SPF 15 so it's a win win.
The iconic Kiehls Ultra Facial Moisturiser, ideal for all skin types now also protects the skin from the sun with the added SPF 30.
If you have fairer skin or prefer a higher SPF application, you'll love this factor 50 gel from Dr Russo. Each application lasts 12 hours and is sweat & water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
If you're in need of some hydration then this moisturiser is perfect because it replenish your moisture levels and of course has SPF 40 meaning your skin is protected from sun damage.
Why is sun protection important?
Speaking about the importance of sunscreen Dr Christian told Closer magazine, "You need protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
"SPF 15 blocks 93 per cent of uVB rays, while SPF 30 keeps out 97 per cent and spF 50 does 98 per cent. Aim for SPF 30 and never go below SPF 15, even once you have a tan. Water-resistant ones work for about 40 minutes."
He went on to add, "Don’t use all-day ones, as they get weaker over time. reapply regularly so you know you’re protected. Lotions, creams, gels and sprays are all good, as long as you put plenty on.
"SPF in your foundation isn’t enough for a day on the beach – you need proper sun cream. Total sunblock can be good for kids’ ears and necks if they’re out all day."