Wearing sunscreen is so important! I love Australia’s sunny climate and outdoor lifestyle. Unfortunately scientific research has found that about 90% of premature skin ageing is believed to be caused by UV exposure from the sun.
Another study found that a two percent increase in skin damage ages the face by three years! YIKES! I don’t mind ageing gracefully according to my years but not by more than my years!
Premature skin ageing can include:
- fine lines
- age spots
- uneven skin tone
- textural changes to skin
- precancerous skin changes and even
- skin cancer.
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Nowadays, with the large range of sunscreen products available, there is just no excuse not to apply sunscreen each and every day, whether it’s sunny or overcast. There are products to suit every person, every part of your body and every occasion!
Sunscreens have dramatically improved since the days of my childhood! Gone are the days of the thick, greasy pore-clogging sunscreens – thank goodness! In their place are a myriad of sunscreens that are all lightweight, low in fragrance and dry to touch. Some also include secondary benefits such as providing intensive moisturising or containing additional anti-ageing properties.
Here’s a brief overview of some of the effective new sunscreen products currently on the market. Firstly, looking at sunscreens specifically developed for the face.
- 1 SunSense Daily Face Review
- 2 SunSense Anti-Ageing Face Review
- 3 SunSense Invisible Tint Finish Review
- 4 SunSense Moisturising Face SPF50+ Review
- 5 SunSense Lip Balm SPF 50 Review
- 6 Banana Boat Everyday Faces SPF 50+ Review
- 7 Banana Boat Everyday Sensitive SPF 50+ Review
- 8 Dermalogica PowerBright TRx Pure Light SPF 50 Review
- 9 SunSense Ultra SPF 50+ Review
- 10 SunSense Sport SPF 50+ Review
- 11 SunSense Clear Gel SPF 50 Review
- 12 SunSense Sensitive SPF 50+ Review
- 13 SunSense Clear Mist SPF 50 Review
SunSense Daily Face Review
SunSense Anti-Ageing Face Review
SunSense Invisible Tint Finish Review
SunSense Moisturising Face SPF50+ Review
SunSense Lip Balm SPF 50 Review
Banana Boat Everyday Faces SPF 50+ Review
Banana Boat Everyday Sensitive SPF 50+ Review
Dermalogica PowerBright TRx Pure Light SPF 50 Review
SunSense Ultra SPF 50+ Review
This is an ideal family sunscreen offering very high protection and 3 hours water resistance. It contains dual UVA/UVB absorbers, applies easily and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. It also comes in a huge 500ml pump pack ($23.95) that would be useful for keeping near the door as a reminder to apply before going outdoors.
SunSense Sport SPF 50+ Review
This is the sunscreen I pop in my youngest son’s school and sports bags. The roll-on applicator makes it easy for him to apply and it’s secure from any potential leakage. It is specially developed with UV, water, sand and sweat in mind. It is 4 hours water resistant and also sand and sweat resistant.
SunSense Clear Gel SPF 50 Review
This SunSense Clear Gel SPF 50 sunscreen is my teenage son and daughter’s favourite! It is a readily absorbed, super quick drying and easy to spread gel which is suitable for all skin types including hairy, oily and acne-prone skin. It is sand resistant and water resistant for 60 minutes.
SunSense Sensitive SPF 50+ Review
This gentle sunscreen lotion is suitable for very sensitive skin including babies.
It is free from chemical absorbers, lanolin, fragrance and colour. Water resistant for 4 hours. Paediatrician and dermalogially tested. Suitable for face and body.
SunSense Clear Mist SPF 50 Review
I’m determined my children are not going to have the premature skin ageing I have due to sun damage from my younger days. Having suffered from a malignant melanoma and having had two surgeries for this I am vigilant with both my sun protection and theirs. Most of my skin damage was done in my youth, but at least I can prevent my premature ageing due to the sun from getting any worse and theirs from developing! I suspect my children’s generation’s skin will be in such a better condition than my generation’s skin tends to be at the age of 40 and beyond!