Your Guide To Sum­mer Skin And Hair. ........

No. 1 Magazine - - SCOTLAND'S NO.1 -

FACE

GREAT SPF SAVVY - With skin cancer on the rise in the UK, it can’t be over­stated how im­por­tant it is to wear an SPF. And we don’t just mean on your body whilst you sun­bathe – wear one on your face to not only pro­tect your health, but also to stave off pre­ma­ture age­ing too. A re­cent study found that sun dam­age can ac­count for up to 80 per cent of pre­ma­ture age­ing – that in­cludes fine lines, wrin­kles and pig­men­ta­tion. In fact, the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion es­ti­mates that the per­cent­age is ac­tu­ally even higher. They ex­plained in a re­cent re­port, “Chronic over­ex­po­sure to the sun can change the tex­ture and weaken the elas­tic­ity of the skin. Sun in­duced skin dam­age causes pre­ma­ture wrin­kling, sags and bags, and easy bruis­ing. Up to 90 per cent of the vis­i­ble changes com­monly at­trib­uted to age­ing may be caused by sun ex­po­sure.”

When it comes to your face, choos­ing face-spe­cific prod­uct is best be­cause the skin on your face is much more sen­si­tive than that of your body. See our top picks be­low: 1. Best for year-round wear: Clin­ique Su­per City Block SPF 40, £19 2. Best for oily/eas­ily clogged skin: La Roche-posay An­the­lios Anti-shine Sun Cream Fluid SPF30, £16 3. Best all-rounder: Eucerin Sun Face Fluid SPF 50, £16 4. Best for sen­si­tive/eas­ily ir­ri­tated skin: Avene Very High Pro­tec­tion Emul­sion SPF50+, £16

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