Many of my clients when they first come to see me at Skin Matrix are afraid of using a sunscreen in the fear that it will make them breakout. Yes there are some sunscreens which are heavy and pore clogging, but there are also sunscreens out there that wont cause acne and feel great on the skin.

I love it when I convert a client to using a healthy chemical free sunscreen that they enjoy and end up using daily. It makes my job as an Anti-Ageing Specialist so much easier as they are not having the daily bombardment of UV damage from those nasty UVA and UVB rays.  

What is the best sunscreen that you can use for your skin? To answer this you need to know what you are using your sunscreen for?

The best sunscreen for swimming for the body is: Invisible Zinc SPF 30 or SPF 50 water resistant 4 hours

The best sunscreen for swimming for the face is: Aspect SPF 50 4 hour water resistant

aspect spf 50

I like the Aspect Sunscreen a little more as it is refined and lighter on the skin and is a sunscreen that wont cause acne.  

The best sunscreen for the face and neck daily is: the Osmosis Shade or Osmosis Protect. All skin types can use both but the Shade will absorb a little quicker than the Protect. The Osmosis Protect has no white cast which is enjoyed by many.

The best sunscreen for the body on a daily basis is: the Invisible Zinc Face and Body SPF 30 or SPF 50. I use this sunscreen every day in Spring and Summer on the décolletage and shoulders.

Invisible Zinc SPF 50

The best sunscreen is one that will protect your skin from the harmful UV rays whilst allowing your skin to breathe and feels and smells great. If it doesn't tick those boxes you will not reach for it every day.  

Investing in the best sunscreen for your skin is well worth it. I have had numerous clients travel overseas and end up using another sunscreen for whatever reason and come back to me with serious breakouts that take months to banish.  

I find the best sunscreen is one that will blend beautifully with your moisturiser. I use our Skin Matrix Hydracell Moisturiser with either the Osmosis Shade or Osmosis Protect on top daily and don't feel that I am wearing too much nor does it feel heavy.  

Well worth noting that all of the above mentioned sunscreens are sunscreens that wont make you break as well as protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB. Many a sunscreen will only protect your skin from UVB – the burning ray – the ray that gives you a tan – which counts for only 5% of UV rays in total!

UVA rays are the silent collagen destroying rays that you do not feel, and speed up the ageing process over time. UVA account for 95% of UV rays.  

The best mineral sunscreen you can find will contain Zinc Oxide. Zinc Oxide protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.

 

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