These balmy temperatures and sunny skies over the weekend can mean only one thing. Time to switch to an SPF moisturiser! We’re often lulled into a false sense of security in the UK thinking that sunburn only happens on holiday, but this past weekend has seen plenty of pink faces. I never used to use a daily SPF, but a dermatologist once gave me this warning, ‘what you do to your skin now is what you wear on your face forever’. Eek. But he is right. Switching to a daily moisturiser that contains SPF will ensure that you don’t end up damaging your skin even from incidental sunshine (and by that I mean not sunbathing but the sun you get going about your daily routine). Moisturisers with SPF aren’t designed for sun bathing – you need a proper sun screen for that – but more to ensure that the incidental doesn’t catch you out. I like Dr Sebagh Sun City Protection, SPF 30, suitable for all skin types that contains mineral filters to stop UVA and UVB rays. It’s also good for oily skin as it controls shine.

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