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

Men's Fitness - - Grooming -

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.

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