The absolute best thing you can do for your skin is to wear SPF every single day. With temperatures on the increase and UV levels at an all-time high, safeguarding your skin all year round is of the utmost importance.
Sunblocks have changed dramatically over the years, and I used to find high-protection sunscreens quite challenging for my skin type — combination/oily — as they would often clog my pores and exacerbate sebum production. Not any more, thanks to SkinCeuticals. I adore their Mineral Matte UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30, above left, €41. It acts as a protective base, with 100pc mineral filters, which provide weightless, broad-spectrum protection from UVA/UVB effects, as well as combining sheer coverage that mattifies without clogging pores. It’s a bit spendy, but you don’t need much to spread it all over your face and neck!
Top tip: Treat your neck the same as you treat your face. So cleanse thoroughly and moisturise from ‘brow to bust’ and apply SPF there as well.
Don’t be a stinge-bag about using creams on your neck and decolletage. You may pay a little more now, but it’ll certainly be much cheaper than a face-lift in the long run!
I pop this sunscreen on before my make-up, then I carry something like the Max Factor Facefinity Compact, below, €15, with me for touch-ups on the go, as it has SPF 15.