Living in the southern hemisphere, I’m sure we are all too familiar with the feeling of sunburnt skin. It hurts, it’s embarrassing and it makes you feel unwell.
Just like a bad tattoo, we have to live with our skin for their rest of our lives so it’s important to protect it. To prevent a leather-looking, sun-damaged body, we’ve rounded up our favourite sunscreens to keep you UV-safe this summer.
5 sunscreens to keep you sun-safe this summer
We love this moisturising product by Natio because of how it feels on the skin. With Aloe and Vitamin E as active ingredients it’ll leave you with supple, smooth skin. Apply liberally before heading to the beach for a swim. Plus it’s water resistant for up to 4 hours making it suitable for the lazier sun smart folks!
Shop → Ella Bache Sportsbloc Active
One of our all-time favourites, Ella Bache have relaunched their cult ‘Great Suncare’ products and we couldn’t be more pleased. As Australia’s first locally-made sun protection we have a soft spot for these Aussie natives. Infused with super food antioxidants including pomegranate and cranberry, as well as macadamia nut oil, olive oil extract and vitamin E, this sun saver delivers a second line of cellular protection, preventing free radical damage and the visible signs of ageing. Available in 30+ and 50+.
Shop → Ultraceuticals Face 50+
This is an all-round crowd pleaser; Ultraceuticals have developed a product that is more comfortable to wear than any other 50+ creams. Jam-packed full of antioxidants, it works to repair your skin while protecting it from UV rays.
For those of you still wanting to maintain a great summer glow while also protecting your skin, this is the product for you. With the security of 50+ UVA and UVB protection, along with added bronzing capabilities, this’ll have you glowing brown not red this summer.
Shop → Eco Tan coconut 30+
Using mainly natural ingredients, Eco Tan have formulated a beautiful sunscreen that protects the face and body. With up to 3 hours water resistance and the use of Shea butter and cucumber to help soothe and replenish the skin, this sunscreen is a great alternative to other harsher sunscreens and works just as well. Available in tinted and untinted.
Allergic to sunscreen or just want to be extra safe this summer? Why not try these innovative wristbands from Seafolly or invest in a good beach umbrella.
For just $9.95 a packet, this wristband is the smart and stylish way to keep track of how much sun you’ve been exposed to. With UV sensitive technology the garment will turn orange if you need to apply more sunscreen or pink if you’re at risk of getting seriously burnt and need to head for the shade. Perfect for summer festivals or long days at the beach.