Here comes the sun
Spring is (sort of) here, so it’s time to protect your skin with an SPF moisturiser, says grooming expert Chris Beastall
When warmer days roll around – as they eventually do, even in Britain – the conscientious gent will consider the effect this has on his skin. But this should mean more than a quick check of the forecast or a glance outside and slapping on a bit of sun cream if the sun’s out. I recommend adding an SPF moisturiser to your skincare regime.
More than 100,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually in the UK, and stats indicate that four out of five diagnosed cases could have been avoided with better protection, so the need for better protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is clear. And remember, those rays can damage your skin even on cloudy days in summer.
An SPF moisturiser is a double win: it hydrates your skin like a regular moisturiser and also has a protective effect, which not only wards off the risk of skin cancer but also helps prevent signs of sun-related damage such as sunburn, dryness, brown spots and wrinkles. It’s important to note that if you’re spending a long time in direct sunlight somewhere hot, you need sun cream. But an SPF moisturiser will protect you during a walk or an al fresco lunch, so simply apply it in the morning for all-day skincare. Here are our top three picks.