Multitask with SPF primers

2nd Dec 16 | Beauty

You might think you don't need SPF when the sun's not out - but think again! Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays is important all year round, and using an SPF product that also works as a primer kills two birds with one stone.

Multitask with SPF primers

Slathering on sun cream during the summer is a given, especially if you want to protect against sunburn. But applying a thick layer of sun cream isn't something you will want to do when it's cloudy outside. So why not try using a SPF product that also works as a primer - two birds, one stone!

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector SPF50 is a fantastic product which recently won the Women's Health Award for Best SPF for Face, and it's not hard to see why. A mineral based product, this cream provides protection against UVA and UVB rays with no chalky residue. It also contains antioxidants to help protect against daily environmental aggressors, and Green Tea Extract to help reduce cell breakdown and protect cellular DNA for healthier skin. Its invisible finish and easily blendable formulation mean it's the perfect addition to your skincare regime, as it works well as a standalone product on clean skin, or under make-up.

"It is important to wear SPF even in the winter as the UV rays on cloudy days, may still damage your skin," Natali Kelly, aesthetic practitioner, added to Cover Media. "Wearing an SPF should be a year round practice and is the easiest and best thing you can do for anti-ageing."

Murad's Luminous Shield SPF 50 is another fantastic product, with a light-weight texture and light diffusing microspheres which help fill in lines for a picture perfect finish. It also contains Porcelain Flower Extract to improve the luminosity of the skin and antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Extract to neutralise UV rays and pollution, therefore maintaining skin brightness. Use under your foundation to get that much lusted after Instagram glow.

Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE with SPF 25 and UVA protection is a great option regardless of your skin type, and is particularly good for those with sensitive skin as it's fragrance and paraben free. It also contains nature-identical Gluco Glycerol, an enhanced Glycerol derivative with excellent, scientifically proven moisturising properties. If you have dry skin, this is a fantastic moisturiser to use as a primer before you apply your slap.

For a very low SPF, try ORGANii SPF15 Anti-ageing Facial Sun. Not only does this protect your skin against UVA/UVB rays, but it is packed full of nourishing anti-ageing ingredients such as super moisturising Argan Oil and natural Carrot Seed oil, which is high in anti-oxidants and protects the skin from environmental damage like UV rays, pollution and stress.

So as the weather gets colder, be safe in the knowledge that you are protecting your skin from the sun's rays while also ensuring a picture perfect finish.

© Cover Media Group 2016

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