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Ways to Boost Your SPF
Ways to Boost Your SPF
The world of SPF is no longer just confined to traditional sunscreens. A plethora of products have appeared lately that offer sun protection beyond the complexion to areas we tend to forget (like our hair, for example) and that provide innovative solutions to tricky beauty conundrums (yes, there is an easy solution to reapplying sunscreen over makeup). These five SPF boosters will help keep you protected from head to toe.
The Mattifying Powder: Supergoop (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 30

Even the most ardent of SPF devotees would have to agree that reapplying your regular sunscreen over carefully applied makeup just isn’t a workable beauty solution. So instead we’d suggest you reach for an SPF powder, like this beauty from sunscreen specialists Supergoop. With the powder housed within the brush itself, it’s a cinch to apply allowing you to replenish your sun protection throughout the day. It also helps suppress any unwanted shine, so you can use it in lieu of your usual setting powder. 

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The Hair Helper: Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

You reach for a heat protectant spray before subjecting your strands to hot tools; in the same vein, it’s important to protect your hair from UV light as well, which can really mess with your colour as well as being drying and damaging. This spray protects and hydrates without leaving locks sticky and as with all Aveda’s products, smells divine. Apply on wet hair, or on dry to boost protection while you’re out and about.

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The Radiant Tinted Moisturiser: Ultra Violette Daydream Screen SPF 50 Tinted Veil

This lightweight tint featuring SPF 50 is a gorgeously glow-giving way of adding in an extra layer of protection against the sun – especially if you accidentally miss the odd patch with your sunscreen, which is all too easy to do. It creates a complexion that reads as natural skin, just with the radiance and look of good health dialled up a few notches. Expect compliments.

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The Lip Defender: Hello Sunday The One For Your Lips Clear Lip Balm SPF 50

It can be all too easy to neglect the lips when it comes to sun protection, but around the lip line is ironically one of the most likely places for pigmentation to show up, so we’d suggest keeping your pout protected with this lip balm featuring SPF 50. Alongside SPF protection, it offers hyaluronic acid, shea butter and vitamin E to soften and condition. Slick it on by itself or apply as a protective gloss over your lip product du jour – however you use it, it’s sure to become a handbag staple.

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The Moisturising Mist: Be3 Sun Protection Progressive Spray 20/30/50+

This clever spray will top up your SPF throughout the day while also reinjecting some freshness if your skin is looking a little lacklustre: hydrating avocado and jojoba oils work to impart hydration, but as it’s a dry oil it won’t look or feel sticky. Its progressive formula allows you to adjust the sun protection factor – one spray gives you SPF 20 while three provides SPF 50 – although we’d always suggest you plump for the highest level, of course.

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