A simple summer skincare routine with sunscreen

Our harsh Australian climate means that we have one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, so summer is a non-negotiable component of your skincare routine. Although, it is recommended that sunscreen be worn throughout the year to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

The best way to do that is to include sunscreen in your daily skincare routine to keep your skin looking good, protected, and nourished. It’ll help with combating signs of aging too. Choosing the right products based on their composition is step one. Include products with natural ingredients and no harmful ingredients. Below is a short guide on what to include in your summer skincare routine -

  • Cleanser to suit your skin type
  • Serum to target and concerns
  • Eye cream to keep unwanted crows’ feet and dark circles away
  • Day and night cream to provide essential nutrients and hydration
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen – every single day

While, having a basic skincare routine that nurtures and shields from sun damage, you could also protect yourself from UVA and UVB rays with a sun hat, sunglasses, and well-covered clothing. Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to frequently exposed skin is the best way to keep your skin safe and protected. Not only does the sun cause skin cancer, but it is also one of the main causes of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, also known as age spots. So, for the ultimate anti-ageing skincare, be sure to add sunscreen to your daily summer skincare routine.

How much SPF do you need in your sunscreen?

Experts recommend a high sun protection factor of 50 or higher. A broad-spectrum sunscreen for the face and body, such as Natural Instinct Body SPF50+ Sunscreen ensures you are filtering out both, UVA and UVB rays. Another great option for your face is the Natural Instinct Tinted Fluid Face Sunscreen SPF50+ which is lightly tinted giving you a natural glow whilst adequately protecting your delicate skin. It’s the perfect addition to your spring-summer skincare routine as the final step.

How often should you apply sunscreen in summer?

Apply a liberal amount of sunscreen every morning to your face, hands, neck, and any areas of your body which may be exposed to the sun during the day. The recommended amount is one teaspoon per limb or area. Apply evenly to dry skin 20 minutes before exposure to the sun and reapply every two hours, especially after swimming, exercising, or towel drying. All Natural Instinct sunscreens offer hydration, broad spectrum protection from damaging UVA + UVB rays, and up to 4 hours of water-resistant protection. Apply as often as needed, but at least two-hourly. It is important to shake sunscreen products before use to ensure the naturally derived ingredients are well combined and offer even and consistent protection.

What is the best sunscreen for sensitive skin?

The active ingredient in our sunscreen products is Zinc Oxide which is a naturally sourced mineral widely used in physical sunscreens. Natural Instinct sun care products contain only natural ingredients and are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. As with any skin product, patch test before you and discontinue if irritation occurs. The Natural Instinct Kids Clean Sunscreen SPF50+ will protect kids’ delicate skin from sun damage. The slightly different formulation goes on with a translucent white appearance, so you can see where it has been applied. It also comes as a roll-on application. Super handy for wriggling and active kids!

Why should you choose a Natural Instinct sunscreen?

Your skin needs constant nourishment and protection from harmful effects of pollution, ageing, and the sun to name a few. Skincare products made from natural or considered ingredients are the best option for your skin. Sun protection is an everyday skincare essential, and to use ingredients known to irritate skin or have an effect on hormones for a prolonged period when there is a safer option is counter intuitive. When buying Natural Instinct sunscreen products, you can rest assured that they are dermatologically tested, and free from parabens and oxybenzone.

Choose better for your skin, every day. 

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